I've been painting since the early 90's. Since then I've been lucky enough to travel the world, doing 'how to' seminars - places like Japan, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, USA. I have made so many wonderful friends through painting. My greatest joy has been to watch artists develop their skills before my eyes - to witness them as they realize just what they have accomplished! I've written several books, hundreds of instructional packets, presented at trades shows all over North America, and worked with a variey of art material manufacturers. Zhostovo florals has been a passion mainly because of the precise strokework and intricate borders involved. I also love landscapes and have more recently enjoyed painting seascapes. I work mostly in oils but many of the floral pieces are done with acrylic.
I have been collecting antiques for as long as I can remember. I have always loved and owned English Setters and love the feel of them curled up around my feet as I paint.
I am a proud mother of two and grandmother of four beautiful and talented girls.
I host workshops at my home in Zurich, Ontario and will travel just about anywhere to provide project or technique seminars - in oils or acrylic media.
I would love it if you would come and paint with me.
I promise to share as much as possible with you and assist you on your road to your potential.