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

    Crown and Pumpkin Tour

    10:00am-5:00pmStudio 14 - 15 Bridge St., Almonte

    The name of the tour itself evokes images of a quaint country pub in a lovely rural setting. You will see breathtaking scenery as you drive along the winding roads between studios. Our concentration of sugar maple trees creates a dramatic display of beautiful and vivid fall colours. CBC Radio’s highly respected gardening guru Ed Lawrence, stated that the drive along Wolf Grove Road from Almonte to Hopetown is one of the prettiest in the entire Ottawa valley.

    The area is filled with rich heritage and to enhance your wonderful experience we have created an interactive map that highlights points of historical interests along the tour.

    The 21st Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour will take place on the Thanksgiving weekend, 7 – 9 Oct 2017, from 10am – 5pm daily.  There will be 18 Studio stops with works from over 50 creators.

    Admission is free.

    Forms of payment: cash, cheques. Some (but not all) studios accept credit cards.