I am very happy to announce a five day workshop with artists + calligraphers Holly Dean and Karen Mackay.  It's a whole week for you to play and explore, work intuitively and discover a new approach to your work through mark making, calligraphy and painting.

At Burritt's Rapids Hall, July 24th to July 28th, 2017, 9:30 to 4:30 each day.

Contact: 613-207-0815 or studio@hollydean.com

Early bird price available until March 15, 2017.

For more details and to register check out the link to Holly's website.  Link here

The Plant Recreation Centre Art Exhibit - Ongoing

The Art Exhibit at the Plant Recreation Centre is located at 930 Somerset St. Ottawa, Ontario.

The WCAS has a wide variety of extremely talented artists, using all kinds of mediums, from water colours, to oils, acrylics, encaustic, fibre art, photography, glass and so much more.  

For hours of operation and more details  visit the Plant Recreation Centre web site. 

Art Galleries With My Work 

Last year, my work was accepted into two art galleries; Latitude 44 Gallery in Toronto, and; the Santini Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario.

I have over 15 pieces at the Latitude 44 Gallery, mostly and in specific, my collection of encaustic pieces celebrating Birch Trees in Canada.  


Order of Military Merit Awards Ceremony 

I witnessed my first Order of Military Merit awards ceremony recently.  I have been their official Calligrapher for 15 years and it was so satisfying to see the recipients of this award receive their medals of honour.  Our Armed Forces put their country first to serve and protect Canada, their families sacrifice time with their loved ones, and sometimes worse.  To see their happy and smiling faces, to see their deep comradery and respect for each other and for the Governor General's Office really makes doing this work so very worthwhile.

Meeting the Governor General in person was also quite exciting!


"I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research"
Albert Einstein

Found, acrylic, 36x36
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