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

    9:00am - 4:30pm15 Bridge Street and 112 Queen Street, Almonte

    Workshop Drawing & Glass

    Drawing 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.

    Your Saturday morning will start with an optional chair yoga practice at 9:00 am at the 15 Bridge Street in Mary’s studio with instructor Charlotte Pragnell. Charlotte will be guiding students in a yoga practice that will help them to unleash their inner artist by opening up their energy for creative expressions to flow more freely. Prepare to be inspired and rejuvenated!

    The drawing portion on Saturday morning at 10:00am, open to all levels, will be held at 15 Bridge Street in Mary’s 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. At 12:30pm we will break for an hour lunch leaving you time to enjoy one of the yummy restaurants or food trucks in Almonte.  On Saturday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 your favourite drawing will be transformed into glass in Jennifer’s studio at 112 Queen Street. 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.

    Dates and Times:
    Saturday, February 4th

    Yoga: 9:00am 15 Bridge St
    Drawing Artistry with Mary: 10:00am -12:30pm
    Lunch Break: 12:30-1:30
    Glass Creation with Jennifer: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Book this course online or register and see more details