I love to capture the personality of people and animals in my drawings and paintings. To me, there is nothing more interesting than seeing the individuality of a subject come to life through portraiture.
I have always had a fascination with drawing people. In 1998, I decided to explore this interest by attending part-time courses at the Avenue Road Art School in Toronto, Canada. There I was introduced to classical techniques in drawing and painting techniques which are all but forgotten today. In 2000, I gave up a career in public relations and fundraising to pursue art training full time. This pursuit took me to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy.
At the Florence Academy of Art I completed a three-year drawing and painting program and returned to Toronto where I continue to study, draw and paint.
Shows, Publications and Awards
Praxis exhibition at the Carrier art gallery, Toronto, April, 2009
The Inspired Line exhibition at the Hamilton Conservatory of Art, September, 2008
Toronto Art Expo, 2005
Fiera Festival, Group Show, Toronto, September 2004
Toronto Outdoor Art Show, July 2004
Honourable Mention in Portraiture, First Annual Art Renewal Center International Competition, 2004
Inaugural issue of Drawing Magazine (American Artist), 2003
End of Year Student Exhibition, Florence Academy of Art, 2003