Currently, I'm working on paintings for my solo show (Global Views: Light & Shadow) at the Torpedo Factory (Art League Gallery) in Alexandria, Virginia in July 2017. My paintings feature landscapes from Canada, Italy, England, France, Bermuda, Netherlands, Iceland, Greece, Japan, and around the US. Aside from the recognizable architectural clues (like ultra modern Pompidou Center in Paris or the mediaeval walls of Sforza Castle in Milan or the Japanese writing on the road in Yokohama) viewed from above, the people look and act very much alike all over the world. I envision my paintings in "Global View: Light & Shadow" as seeing our planet as one whole place, not broken apart into nations or states. We are all human. The mother you see, holding her daughter's hand while crossing the street looks so familiar in Japan, Italy, Bermuda, US or where ever you are. I want to show that bond of humanity across the world.
I worked as a children's book illustrator most of my life. I graduated from the illustration program at Sheridan College, Ontario. And as a professional member of the Children's Book Guild of Washington DC for many years, I have illustrated magazines, cookbooks, menus, posters, textbooks, and children's books. For the past 15 years, I have shifted my interest to exhibiting my art in various galleries. I am a long time member of the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, and recently won the Mira Mase Award in their July 2014 exhibit. I have also been a juried member of Gallery 75 for many years. I am also a juried signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. I mostly paint watercolors and acrylics of people and landscapes in a loose impressionistic style. Currently, I am working on a series of paintings with long shadows. I really enjoy the challenge of interpreting an interesting scene from a unique angle; viewed from a bridge, balcony, or cathedral staircase window.