Welcome to my world of art.
I use a wide variety of subjects in my art pieces including animals, birds, antiques and portraits. I work in pastel, watercolour and oil paint.
I like to use strong earth tones, similar to the masters of years ago. I also like the painting style known as Chiaroscuro. An Italian term referring to the contrast values of light and dark.
I am recently retired and live in Surrey, British Columbia.
Ever since I was in grade school, I had this insatiable urge to create using a pencil, crayon or brush. In grade 2 my father bought me a John Gnagy set for Christmas. I feel that this ended up being the humble beginnings of my art career. Original art is one-of-a kind. A true treasure in our society that mass produces almost everything.
I get very inspired by things that I see around me on a daily basis.
I am presently an member of the Federation of Canadian Artists with my SFCA standing, a member of the Pastel Artists of Canada and a member at the South Delta Artists Guild in Tsawwassen, BC.
While drawing or painting, I find it challenging at first then it switches to being more of a meditative process. I am inspired by the many colours in both domestic animals, wildlife and birds. I am very drawn to the rich colours found in sepia, burnt umber and yellow ochre as you will see in my examples. Each piece has a meaning to me that is why I create it. I especially want to depict life in a faithfully life-like manner.
I am filled with gratitude that I was given this gift of art and am pleased to share it with you.
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