I specialize in lushly coloured figurative work inspired by nature, employing a palette of jewel tones to create imagined possibilities. I have been mark-making since I could hold an implement (see photo). I generally work from a combination of life, memory, imagination and photographs. My work can be found in private collections in both the U.S., Canada and Europe.
I love collaborating and greeting new challenges. I am currently working on a new series which can be found at this dedicated website.
My studio is in Tiohtià:ke/ Montreal. I am grateful that you are visiting my art works. Thank you for being here.
"Nature always wears the colours of the spirit"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
English Language Arts Network Professional member
RAAV - Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels de Quebec, Professional member
Federation of Canadian Artists, Active member
Artist Inspire Grants, Teaching artist
Centre des arts actuels Skol (member)
Art Cible (member)
Prizes, Scholarships & Residencies
2022 Artist in Residence for Make it Matter Fundraiser, Montreal, QC
Live Painting at fundraiser for the Legacy Fund for the Environment, Montreal, QC
2019 Residency Scholarship RURART, Cookshire-Eaton, QC
The Vermont Carving and Sculpture Studio, Steel Welding Course scholarship, Rutland, VT., U.S.
2015 Expose ton Quartier, Prix de Publique par Groupe de Recherche Appliquée en Macroécologie, Lachine, QC
2013 Penland School of Crafts, Flameworking scholarship, Asheville, N.C., U.S.
2012 Penland School of Crafts, Dana Foundation Glass Scholarship, Asheville, N.C., U.S.
1979 Scholarship & apprenticeship awarded by Dale Chihuly at Rhode Island School of Design and administered by Frabel Glass Studio, Atlanta, GA., U.S.
2019 The Carving Studio, Steel Sculpture with Danya Landis, Rutland, VT., U.S.
2015 Expressions in Paint, workshop with artist Claire Desjardins at the Helen Day Art Centre, Stowe, VT., U.S.
2012 Hot glass course with Leo Tecofsky & Beth Lipman, Penland School of Crafts, Asheville, N.C., U.S.
2011 Lampworking, Katrina Guevins, Espace Verre, Montreal, QC
1998 MEd in Arts Education, McGill University, Montréal, QC
1994 Dip Ed in Art Education, McGill University, Montréal, QC
1981 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., U.S.
1982 – 1987 Yves Lahey, copper enamelling; Antoine Pentsch, Life Drawing; Yehuda Chaki, Painting; Rosemary Miller, Drawing and painting; Faye Fayerman, Watercolour; Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montréal, QC
1979 Bob Forman, Production Pottery; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., U.S.
1978 David Feldman, Hot Glass; RISD, Providence, R.I., U.S.
Westmount Mag article by Carole Reed (August)
CBC News Interview piece with Rolland Kennedy
The Suburban, interview with Dan Laxer
CBC All in A Weekend Interview with Sonali Karnick
Journal Metro written piece by Lila Maitre ( français )
CTV news, Television interview and print piece, with Christine Long
Radio Interview on CBC “All in a Weekend” with Sonali Karnick
CBC Television interview on “Our Montreal”
Print piece in The Montreal Gazette
2021 Print piece in Montreal Families Magazine
Video Interview on Global News Mornings Montréal.
2020 “Saturday in Beaconsfield,” David Leonardo, Beaconsfield Journal, June 24
2017 "Artist Wakes From Sleep After Six Years," Heather Soloman, The Canadian Jewish News, December
2016 “Mother and son combine talents for abandoned-building exhibit,” Kathryn Greenaway, Montreal Gazette Video
Dynasty Brush Interview
" Mother and son’s Abandoned Re-Imagined exhibit gets warm response in Kirkland," Mike Cohen, The Suburban, November
1994 ”Cats Inspire West Island Artist,” Marlene Eisner, The Suburban, November 1
1994 “Arts Scene,” Heather Solomon, The Canadian Jewish News, August 11