Most of my art education has been obtained by taking numerous workshops with a variety of instructors. My single biggest influence was Richard Nelson of Hawaii with whom I have spent many weeks of instruction. For about 15 years I painted in watercolour using only the 3 primary colours. During this period I had 16 prints on the market with Canadian Gallery Prints which “Paid the Bills”, leaving me free to experiment with all kinds of new ideas. At this time I worked in collage, inks, acrylics and oils, all the while taking classes with artists from both Canada and the States.
Since moving to the Okanagan I have gone full circle back to the basics with my acrylics and the 3 primaries, doing both representational and abstract. I paint full time now in my studio in Keremeos and spend a huge amount of time teaching with the different chapters of the Federation up here. I get a lot of enjoyment making my fellow artists feel the excitement I feel while creating a painting.