Painting has long been a constant in my life. What started as an academic pursuit has developed into a unique opportunity to present my impressions of the beauty and dignity of ordinary individuals and scenes in everyday life. I find continued inspiration in eclectic themes that reflect the multitude of ideas, expressions and people that cross my path, Individuals who go about their routine with inherent nobility inspire me to rewrite their stories in art while still lifes and nature allow me to explore color and shade, depth and facets of my surroundings. As a member of pastel societies in Canada and USA I have exhibited my work extensively in both countries and have recently been awarded the signature status of Master Pastelist in Pastel Artists Canada. I look forward to new vistas that this interest will allow me to explore, with my art as my constant traveling companion.