I am a Northern Ontario artist who works in various mediums such as oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolour. The love of the northern landscape continues to inspire me to want to express it with these mediums. I work mostly on stretched canvas and masonite board that have been gessoed. Lately I have been working mostly in oils because of it’s richness of colour and texture. Also I have been doing more plein air painting and oil just lends itself well to this. I am basically a self taught artist through books, DVD’s, and belonging to art clubs. Through these clubs I have had the opportunity to take many workshops with some great Canadian artists such as Brian Ateyo, Sam Panoessa, Ivan Wheele, John David Anderson, Gordon Mackenzie to name a few. These artists are invaluable for sharing their knowledge with us. Other artists who inspire me are Richard Schmid, Albert Handell and Marilyn Simandle.