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MY STORY

I want to share the beauty I see around me and am inspired by images and emotion that need to be shared with the world. 

   

After retiring from corporate life in 2016 to pursue my painting career, I continued to study art and look for inspiration.  In 2018 I rode my bicycle down the west coast of Africa, over 6,500 km through 7 countries for 3 months, capturing images of the amazingly beautiful and friendly people living in the real rural conditions of some of the most poor countries in the world.  

My Offer

I choose to see the beauty in the world and love to paint the splendour of my surroundings and my experiences, whether it is of nature or people.  Through my paintings, I wish to share the happy scenes or stories with the world.  I hope you enjoy it!

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My Inspiration

Painting offers me the medium to present a story, originating from an image that I experienced.  I particularly like painting from extenuating circumstances, such as rural West Africa, where I traveled by bicycle, meeting amazing, colourful, expressive people and places.  I am inspired by colour and light so magically captured by Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Anders Zorn.

My Adventures

I started painting in 2016, but my real inspiration was the experiences I had riding through West Africa, and meeting amazing people in these beautiful countries.  I am privileged to live in the country, surrounded by spectacular forests and walking amongst the majestic trees, experiencing all seasons that feeds my creativity..

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My Techniques

Guidance from art schools such as the Academy of Art Canada and the Toronto School of Art, helped me to develop my painting skills.  I stay current by continually attending courses and learning from the masters.  I prefer to paint in oil on canvas with a variety of brushes and add texture with a pallet knife.

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