Biography

Biography

Education and Training:
Artist Retreat, Spring Maid Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Bridgewater Retreat, Experimental Acrylic painting course, Actinolite, Ontario, Canada
Product seminars hosted by Tri-Art Manufacturing, quality acrylic paints and mediums
Haliburton School of Fine Art, Portraits in Water colour course, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
Haliburton School of Fine Art, Sumi – E Brush Painting course, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
Weaving and Fibre Art course, Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Calligraphy Courses, Lambton, College, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Sumi – E Brush Painting course by Sue Tabushi, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Goldsmith course by Katherine Korff, Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Bachelors Degree / Specialized Honours Fine Art, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Collections:
2007 Haines Printing Collection, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2007 Sunlife Financial, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2000 Pathways Children’s Centre, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1997 Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1997 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
1992 St Clair Secondary School, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1991 Sarnia Clearwater Hydro, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1987 Balderson Permanent Collection, Balderson, Ontario, Canada
1986 Chambers Memorial Hospital, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
1975 Dofasco Permanent Collection, Hamilton, Ontario, Cananda

Private Collections:
Canada, China, Grand Bahama Island, Switzerland, United States

Professional Affiliations:

2018 Huron House Boys Home, Camlachie, ON

2018 Parkinsons Association, Sarnia, ON

2017 Empty Bowls, Sarnia Lambton, ON
2011 The Ontario Archaeological Society
2011 St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia Lambton, Sarnia, ON
2011 Bluewater Health Foundation , Sarnia, ON
2010 Rayjon Haitian Relief Fundraiser, Sarnia, ON
2009 Exit Realty, First Sarnia Place Luxury Condominiums
2008 Humane Society Sarnia, Ontario, Canada,
2007 Health Care Worker Recruitment Taskforce, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1995 – 2007 Museum London (art rental), London, Ontario, Canada
1986 – 2007 Canadian Mental Health Association, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1992 National Art Gallery (gift shop), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1992 Rideau Environment Action League, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Noteworthy:

2011-2018 Over $16,000 raised and donated through the sale of Memory Mitts and Travel Jewelry

2017 Featured Artist: Sarnia City Hall

2012 Featured Artist: First Sarnia Place Luxury Condos

2011 Artist for Dream Home, Bluewater Health
2009 Recipient of Arts council Award
2007 The Art Assembly, founding member, over $30,000 raised for local charities
2007 Recipient of Arts Vest Award for Art Assembly
1996 CD Cover design for Renaissance Trio
1992 – 1997 Studio Tours, Sarnia Lambton – artist on tour
1992 Recipient of Arts Council Award
1987 The Guild – Sarnia artists group, founding member
1976 Published – Vie Des Arts magazine

 

Shows

Current:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2018 Lawton Gallery, Sarnia, ON

 

Solo/Duo Exhibitions: 

2018 Lawton Gallery, Sarnia, ON

2016-2017 Sarnia City Hall, Sarnia, ON

2017 Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Sarnia, ON

2016 Artopia Gallery, Sarnia, On

2015 Harbour Bay Clothing and Gifts, Sarnia, ON
2012 On The Front Restaurant, Sarnia ON
2012 First Sarnia Place, Luxury Condominiums, Model Suite, Sarnia, ON

2012 Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 On The Front Restaurant
2011 First Sarnia Place, Luxury Condominiums, Model Suite, Sarnia, ON
2011 Bluewater Health Dream Home, Petrolia, ON
2009 Sarnia Lambton Studio Tours
2009 Sarnia Artwalk, model suite, First Sarnia Place Luxury Condominiums
2009 Artopia Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2008 Grace Brothers Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2001 Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
2000 Art Ambry Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1994 Canadian Federal Government Constituency Office, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1996 Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
1992 Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
1992 Kenneith Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1987 Balderson Gallery, Balderson, Ontario, Canada
1985 Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
1975 Village Pump Gallery, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Group Exhibitions: 
2018 Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Sarnia, ON
2018 Lawton Gallery, Sarnia, ON
2016-2017 Ontario Tourism, Bluewater Bridge Point Edward
2016 Lawrence House Centre for Arts, Sarnia, ON
2014 An Event ApART, Sarnia, ON
2012 An Event ApART, The Art Assembly, Sarnia, ON
2012 Artopia Gallery, Sarnia ON
2012 Harbour Bay Clothing and Gifts, Sarnia, ON
2011 Harbour Bay Clothing and Gifts, Sarnia, ON
2011 Artopia Gallery, Sarnia ON
2010 Lawton Gallery, Sarnia, ON
2009 Bear Creek Studio, Sarnia, ON
2009 Sarnia Lambton 18th Annual Fall Artists’ Studio Tour, Sarnia, ON
2008 Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
2008 Grace Brothers Gallery, Sarnia, ON
2008 Lola’s Lounge, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2007 An Event ApART, The Art Assembly, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2006 Artopia Gallery, Canadian Mental Health Show, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2006 Art 50, Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
1998 Canats ’98 Art Show, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1997 Ah Some Art Gallery, Point Edward, Ontario, Canada
1997 Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1996 Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
1996 Sarnia Lambton Arts Council, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1995 Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
1995 London Art Fair, London, Ontario, Canada
1994 Art in the Park, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
1994 London Art Fair, London, Ontario, Canada
1993 Art in the Park, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada
1993 Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1993 London Regional Gallery, Art Mart ‘ 93, London, Ontario, Canada
1992 Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1992 Guildhouse Gallery, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
1991 Kenneith Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1990 Kenneith Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1989 Marten Arts, Bayfield, Ontario, Canada
1989 Bear Creek Studio, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
1987 Annual Guild Shows, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (9 consecutive shows from 1987 – 1995)
1987 Bear Creek Studio, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
1986 Look Annual Art Exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1985 Bear Creek Studio, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
1985 Artique Show, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1984 Artique Show, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1984 Look Annual Art Exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1983 Look Annual Art Exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
1976 Lynnwood Arts Centre, Lynnwood, Ontario, Canada
1976 Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Exhibition, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
1975 Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Exhibition, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

 

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