My practice includes drawing, painting, printmaking and installation.
I work with Western paper, handmade Japanese paper and textiles. I love to work with
textiles and Japanese paper, as like the subjects that inspire me,
these materials are beautiful, strong and resilient.
Lost River is an original etching depicting an imagined pre-1888 channelized Don River.
Etched on linen, Lost River shows a meandering, serpentine river along with sections
of the river that were buried or lost during Toronto's development.
Hand cut, etched, hand coloured and shaped Maple, Birch, Ash and
Plum leaves made from Mura Udaban Itaboshi, Kiraku Kozo, silk thread
Dimensions: 17 x 17 inches
Canadian Artists Exploring Tosa Washi
Exhibited at the Japanese Paper Place, Toronto (June, 2013) and Kochi Okyaku Ginza Toyko, Japan (November, 2013).
At the request of the Canadian Department of Travel and Tourism and the Japanese Tourism Department
Fallen Leaves I & II was returned to Japan in 2014 and included in a film to be released in 2017.
1,000 hand cut Maple, Oak, and Birch leaves.
Medium: Etching, hand colouring and hand shaped Gampi, Okawara and Kozo.
Hand made Kozo Monatropa Uniflora
Dimensions: Roughly 3 x 6 feet - the size of a typical Forest Floor Grave
Medium: Etching, aquatint, chine colle
Dimensions: 22 x 30 inches
This etching is of the northern tip of Delamere Island known by locals as Peace’s Point.
It is especially beautiful and peaceful in the early morning when the sun is rising and in the early evening when
the sun is setting. However, not everyone shares my love of this spot. There is a hidden rocky shoal in the
foreground where many boaters have left their propellers - just this side of Peace's Point.
Medium: Etching, aquatint
Dimensions: 24 x 30 inches
The Canadian Shield, rich in natural resources, covers much of Ontario.
Its resources have been valued especially by the mining and forestry industries.
Although the trees have largely returned, scars remain. So far, the only scars on the rocks
are those etched by time and weather. However, unlike old growth forests rocks cannot grow back.
Hopefully, we will appreciate, respect, and protect this fragile landscape.
2013 Art of the Book at Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. on February 01 2015
Considered at Quest Art, Midland, Ontario on March 13 2015
Myths and Legends (Juried Book Arts) at Atelier 6000, Bend, Oregon, USA on April 03 2015
In Search of Beauty at Textile Museum (Mezzanine), 55 Centre Street, Toronto on May 06 2015