Playing in the studio

My paintings are displayed in solo and group exhibitions and are represented in the City of Ottawa public art collection and in private collections nationally and internationally. Click my CV for details.

Along side of working in the studio the other part of my creative journey is about teaching fine arts, creativity mentoring and coaching.

I have had a rewarding time designing and leading workshops since 1978, through the City of Ottawa, The Ottawa School of Art, Algonquin College (Creative Arts program), Halliburton Summer School of the Arts (Expressive Arts Program), Mississippi Mills School of the Arts and in the greater Ottawa community with Artswell, an arts and health charity organization for 10 years.

Currently, I teach a variety of workshops in expressive drawing and abstract painting for small groups from my studio situated in the heart of Almonte Ontario. Occasionally, I’m part of unique collaborative workshops designed for students for example Glass and Drawing with Jennifer Kelly, Music and Painting with Jennifer Noxon, and Seasonal Yoga and Drawing retreats with Amelia Ah You.

I also offer 1:1 coaching/mentoring. Contact me if you would like to customize a class or art party.

It’s a joy to help people connect deeply through art and creativity. It is important to me to provide my students with an uplifting, inspiring experience in a friendly bright environment where they can discover and explore techniques, materials and share ideas.

Gift Certificates for workshops are available.

Events & Workshops

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Exploring Expression in Drawing & Glass

    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Drawing and Glass WorkshopDrawing and Glass is a collaborative venture with painter Mary Pfaff and glass artist Jennifer Anne Kelly. They have joined forces to bring you an inspired workshop that has the makings for you to explore two different yet beautifully complementary mediums.

    Yoga starts at 8:30. The drawing portion on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 12:30, open to all levels, will be held at 15 Bridge Street in Mary’s new studio space. Students will explore a spontaneous, expressive approach to drawing from nature. Using the basic elements of drawing – line, colour, shape, tone and texture in fresh and liberating ways you will create several drawings that access your inner artist. Your Saturday will leave you ample time to enjoy lunch at one of the yummy restaurants in Almonte and the option of staying over night at Menzies House B&B. On Saturday afternoon your favourite drawing will be transformed into glass in Jennifer’s studio at 112 Queen Street from 1:30 to 4:00. You will be introduced to expression through glass as an exciting new medium. Unique painterly techniques will be introduced to both new and experienced glass artists.

    Cost: $160/Student (Includes yoga and all supplies and tools. Meals and choice of lodging, if desired, is an additional charge).

    Book this course online.