I have lived in the Ottawa Valley close to nature for 45 years.
I have been a professional self taught artist for 20 years. My orientation to painting involves hands on adventure , often getting to wilderness destinations by boat, canoe ,hiking and camping. I have painted on site in all seasons for 10 years using water mixable oils. My inspiration for my work is the natural world- Algonquin Park is a favorite muse . Reference material is documented with my camera and on site sketches and brought back to the studio where I paint large acrylic canvas's in the winter months.