"1 studied art & design at Humber College and graduated in 1971. I furthered my interest in the arts with various continuing education classes including OCAD and the Glasgow School of Art. Since 2012 I have sold my visual art at Cabbagetown, Muskoka, Queen West, Buckhorn, McMichael, Toronto Outdoor, Kingsway-Lambton and One of a Kind art shows.
My impressionist images are created with the unique ‘Paper Mosaic’ technique that I developed. The artwork starts as my original pencil line drawing. Each piece of the work is then cut from one of a large variety of papers. The image is assembled from these pieces and permanently mounted on archival mat board. A groove is carved around the perimeter of each individual piece in the artwork, using a surgical knife, giving it relief particularly with oblique lighting. The textures, patterns and colours of exquisite papers, such as Japanese screen printed chiyogami and scintillating metallics, become my ‘painting with paper’ palette.
The large variety of these and other papers from around the world give me artistic freedom to explore many themes. My artwork stems from observations of the patterns, shapes, colours and interplay of positive/negative in all that surrounds us.
Northern scenes are a favourite theme as I spent many years sailing in Georgian Bay. Impressions of the rugged, watery and windswept northern landscape are indelibly etched into my memory".
Artist Website – www.artfrompaper.com