Artist BiographyInspired by the role art plays in communication, I began my art adventure in 1976 by enrolling in graphic design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Assignments in a class called Materials and Structures explored the idea of paper as a medium.
Several years later in 1983 as a freelance graphic designer, I included paper sculpture imagery in one of my design projects and I was instantly hooked. Enthused with my early experiments, I expanded my search for specialized knives,embossing tools, archival quality papers and adhesives.
My lifelong interests in wildlife, drawing, sculpture, and photography came together in 1986 when I realized that the layering of feathers was a perfect application of the technique. Images from my youth of wild fowl on the wing, hawks soaring over head and songbirds punctuating the rural landscape rushed through my mind and I recognized the opportunity that lay in front of me.
Collaborating with corporate clients, private collectors and renowned biologists continues to inspire me in this wonderful art adventure from my home based studio in Lindsay, Ontario.
- Signature Member - Society of Animal Artists since 1996 - member - Artists for Conservation