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Artist Statement

Still life more than sitting pretty

My expression always leaned toward dramatic and while developing as a visual artist it found a great channel in still life painting. My goal is to recreate a feeling, touch hearts, connect to our universal humanity and once that is achieved to provide reflection (using reflective surfaces), humour, wisdom that comes from the stillness, and even seeming randomness.

I spend a lot of effort to collect and set up my actors (appearing as objects), direct the lighting and general atmosphere, take photos, audition different compositions and sometimes even choose a theme song. I continue with drawings and eventually I paint my stories. Oil paint is my favourite medium as it provides extra time for me to think between brushstrokes. As in real theatre my brush strokes get only one chance to say their lines and they have to focus in order to do their best.

2022 Exhibitions

Active Member Exhibition – Jan 2022 

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Works on Paper Exhibition – Jan/Feb 2022

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Artist’s Choice Exhibition – Feb 2022 

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Shape & Form – Feb/Mar 2022

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Ode to Spring – Mar 2022

Central Okanagan Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition at Grizzli Winery, West Kelowna BC

Small Works Exhibition – Mar/Apr 2022

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition at Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Regional Spring Art Show and Sale – Mar/Apr 2022

Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists, Kamloops BC

Grizzli Spring Gallery – April/May 2022

Juried art show held at Grizzli Winery, West Kelowna BC

2021 Exhibitions

Artists of the Okanagan – Nov/Dec 2021

Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland B

Lake Country Art Walk 2021 – Sep

Taking it outside, an outdoor event due to public healthcare restrictions.

Regional Fall Fine Art Show and Sale – Sep/Oct

Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists, Kamloops BC

OASIS 2021 Regional Juried Art Show and Sale – Jun/Jul 2021

Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter, Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland BC  

Almost Spring Gallery – Feb/March

Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter, West Kelowna, BC in Grizzli Winery 

Artist in Studio – Aug 2021

Peachland Art Gallery

Chapter Challenge – Sep 2021

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition celebrating 80th anniversary of FCA

Regional Spring Fine Art Show and Sale – Apr 2021

Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of FCA, Kamloops BC

 

2020 Exhibitions

2020 Bella Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Shape and Form, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Landscapes Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 OASIS FCA Central Okangan Regional Show (link for online gallery)

2020 Animalis Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 AIMAE Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Bloom Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Social Distancing Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2019 Exhibitions

2019 Artists of the Okanagan Exhibition, Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland, BC

2019 Autumn Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists Central Okanagan Chapter, Kelowna, BC

2019 Lake Country Art Walk, Lake Country, BC

2019 Portraits Exhibition, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC

2019 Discover Art in the Valley, Kelowna, BC

2019 West Kelowna Art Exhibition, West Kelowna, BC

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