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I have dedicated the subject of my art to what inspires me the greatest, the equine form.  As an artist and horse person, I am drawn to the lines in their conformation; fluid, angular, curvaceous and graceful. In my artworks, I look for ways to express these lines through familiar poses and movements using expressive color, accentuating energy and movement through brushwork and other tools. My work often engages a connection between horse and the viewer. 

My process begins out in the field. In a paddock full of horses there is usually one or two, most often mares, that captivate my interest and evoke the desire to create. This happens through witnessing their character, movement, interaction or reflections of color on their coat. Sometimes it is the story behind what the animal has brought to the humans in their lives. 

Back in my studio, my walls are covered with moments of those field notes, photographs and studies. As I am creating, I look for the lines that interest me most, exploring ideas on how I can express, expand and accentuate. When the work is complete, I take great joy having woven the story of each horse, with my memory of that experience in the field to create a my statement in paint on canvas. 

I started my artistic career over 18 years ago in Ontario, Canada.  I am proud to have longstanding relationships with my collectors.  In the summer of 2013 I relocated with my family to Portland, Oregon. My studio is currently located in the village of Sellwood, SE Portland Oregon & I LOVE visitors! Alternatively, if you are on the East Coast,  you can see some of my inventory at Equis Art Gallery, in the lovely hamlet of Red Hook, New York.

2019

  • Emerald Spring Exhibition National Juried Painting Competition “Emerge II”
  • AAEA Spring Online Showcase “Emerge I”

2018

  • Canadian Living Magazine, March issue, Featured Artist, A Glimpse of Green Article.

2013

  • “Poppy” Juried into ExArte Equinus VI, Art Horse Magazine
  • Relocated from Orangeville, Ontario, Canada to Portland, Oregon, USA

2011

  • Style at Home Magazine, Featured Artist, February issue, High/Low Article
  • Workshop, Student Participant, Vicki McMurry, Wenmohs Ranch, Texas

2010

  • Horse Sport Magazine, October Issue – Editorial Contributor, Art on the Road, A Canadian Artist in Sweden
  • HITS – Pfizer Millions, juried show selected artist
  • Solo Show – June, Ale Ridsport,  ÄLVÄNGEN, Sweden
  • Style at Home Magazine, February Issue – Small Spaces, Featured Artist

2009

  • 2008/09 – Art Horse Magazine – “Untitled in Orange” juried Ex Arte Equinus show
  • Student Participant, ‘In the Studio of Sargent’ Workshop, Academy of Realist Art Toronto
  • Commissioned Artist – Gran Gesto, Canadian Olympic Dressage Team, Beijing, for rider Jacqueline Brooks, commissioned by Dutch Masters Construction

2008

  • Participating Artist – Le Cadeau du Cheval, Spruce Meadows,  Alberta, Canada
  • Horselife Magazine – “PS I Love You” cover photograph
  • Art Horse Magazine – “Billy” juried Ex Arte Equinus show

2007 and previous

  • Resident Artist,  The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, Ontario
  • Feature Article, Sidelines Magazine, Florida, USA
  • 2001 – Present Member Equine Artist Guild
  • 2006 –  Featured Cover Artist, Horse Talk Magazine
  • 2005 Art in the Yard, member of Juried show, Elora Ontario
  • 2003 Hills of Erin Studio Tour, Open Studio, Erin, Ontario
  • 2007 – Present – Member Headwaters Tourism
  • 2001 – 2003 Working Artist Studio, Alton Mill, Alton, Ontario
  • 2001 – Present Full-time Working Artist
  • 1997 – 2001 Commercial Interior Designer, Toronto
  • Board of Governors Medal Winner of ’97 Graduating Class, Sheridan College, Interior Design Program