I was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. After graduating from the University of Windsor in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) and a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts and English), I moved to London. I later attended the University of Western Ontario and earned a Diploma in Art Therapy.
As an artist, I work mainly in coloured pencil or graphite. My favourite subject matter includes objects that I collect as well as things that I admire, ranging from small toys to local wildlife.
Key concepts that drive my artistic vision are experiencing a sense of wonder in all things; discovering new and extreme examples of natural and manufactured items; experimenting with arranging and classifying things; and making connections between seemingly unlike items.
I am a member of the Coloured Pencil Society of America, the Canadian Coloured Pencil Artists, the Lambeth Art Association, and the Gallery Painting Group. I have been active with the London Artists’ Studio for 25 years. In addition to making art, I teach secondary school for the Thames Valley District School Board.