BIO

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a self-taught artist who has been painting for twenty three years. I have developed my own style that tends to favour impressionism in oils and stylized themes in experimental mixed media. I am intrigued by colour and shape and try to convey this in my art. I am captivated by the creative process and often find the painting dictating what it wants to become. I enjoy teaching painting– it galvanizes me to explore new techniques and subject matter. This fuels my desire for experimentation.

My inspiration comes from my love of nature and from years of extended travel throughout Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Bali, Cambodia, Myanmar, and other countries throughout Southeast Asia and South America. My paintings are in private and corporate collections locally, as well as across Canada, and in Japan, England and the USA.

SELECTED SHOWS

Group Shows

  • Sopa Fine Arts Gallery, Kelowna, BC: April of 2012, 2011 2010–“8” Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC:March, Feb 2013, & Jan, Feb and Nov 2012
  • Little Straw Winery Gallery, Kelowna, BC: November 2 to December 24, 2010–Christmas Show and summer showings in 2012, 2011 and 2010
  • Glattstein Gallery, Osoyoos, BC: August 6-8, 2010–Verano Art Show
  • Olympics 2010, Vancouver, BC–Kunamokst-Coastal Inspirations–Mural Mosaic
  • RCA Gallery, Kelowna, BC: October 2009–Art Visions ‘09
  • Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC: various shows Feb., April, May, June 2009
  • Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC: October, 2008 to January 2009 Interplay; December 2012 Mapping
  • Federation of Canadian Artists, and Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna, BC: October 2008- Art Visions 2008
  • Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC: shows in November 2007, April and May 2008
  • Calgary Stampede’s Western Showcase Art Gallery–July, 2004,
  • Calgary Stampede’s Western Showcase Art Auction–July of 2002, 2003, 2006
  • Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Toronto, Ont.: Oct. 2003–annual juried international show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC: May 2003–Canada-Korea Art Exhibition
  • Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC–FCA Juried Show 2002
  • Art-chitectural Gallery, Langley, BC: October, 2001–A Show With Alex Fong
  • Nova Gallery, Calgary, Alberta: March 2001–A Step Beyond
  • Winfield, BC, annual shows 1999 to 2003–Art Walk
  • Calgary, Alberta, shows 2000 to 2002–Art Essentials
  • Webber Gallery, Kelowna, BC, shows July 2000 and June 2001
  • Bronze Rooster Gallery, Kelowna, BC: show May, 2009
  • Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna, BC: shows November 1998 & October 1999; 1st prize, November 2000
  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC–showings on seventeen monthly occasions ,1998 to 2006
  • Kelowna Art Gallery, Watercolour Studio: annual shows 1997 to 2002
  • Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC: November 1996

Solo Shows

  • Vancouver, BC: May, 1997, Hycroft Manor Gallery
  • Kelowna, BC: November, 1995– Laurel Heritage Building

 

AWARDS FROM FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS

  • February 2003 ~ Alessandra Bitelli Cash Award
  • November 2002 ~ Opus Cash Award
  • November 2000 ~ Classic Gallery Cash Award
  • July 2000 ~ Award of Excellence
  • May 1999 Juror’s Award



MEMBERSHIPS

  • Federation of Canadian Artists - Active member.

 

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