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

    Art Retreat

    10:00 am to 4:00 pm15 Bridge Street Almonte and Cedar Hill

    SUMMERRETREATYoga & Drawing & Painting 

    A weekend workshop with painter and art coach Mary Pfaff and chill guide Amelia Ah You

    Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October16
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Join Mary and Amelia for an inspiring creative weekend.

    Explore in-depth colour, texture, movement and meditation with a small, motivated group. Draw, photograph, relax and paint in two fabulous locations: Mary’s studio on 15 Bridge Street Almonte and outdoors at Amelia’s beautiful countryside haven in Cedar Hill, just 15 minutes from downtown Almonte.

    Treat yourself to the delightful experience of creating on location.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to unwind and

    draw closer to nature.

    $250.00 including most supplies

    To register email | 613 257 9777