It was not until I retired from a 30 year career that I signed up for art classes. I had always wanted to work in oil but could not afford the time to learn a new skill, escape into the world of experimentation and develop my own form of artistry without feeling rushed.
I have always had a creative edge but struggled to find a home for it.
Because I paint, I now see the world with a new set of eyes. I see colour, light, shadows and texture in places where I have never seen them before. I wander along country roads looking for long shadows, reflections and a story to paint.
I find beauty in the most simple places. Whether painting small vignettes inside my home or standing in a corn field painting plein air…. I love it all.
My earliest instruction started with Cathy Grieve, a Brantford artist in 2009 who teaches at a local community centre. In 2014 I started formal classes with professional artist Jeanette Obbink from Paris Ontario who has helped me develop my observational skills and merge them with colour and composition theory. I continue to study with Jeanette at present.
As a member of the Brant Visual Artists Guild for the past five years, I have shown and/or sold my work in various local galleries.
My passion for painting continues to grow.
Some of my art work.
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