Recent Works
Etchings, artist’s books, installation and mixed media work

Etchings, artist's books, installation and mixed media work

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.

Lower Don River Overpass

Lower Don River Overpass

Medium:  Etching, aquatint
Dimensions:  22 x 30 inches
This etching is part of my series focused on Toronto's Lower Don River.

Lower Don River Factories

Lower Don River Factories

 
Medium:  Etching, aquatint
Dimensions:  22 x 30 inches
This etching is part of my Lower Don River series.
Former Eastern Avenue Bridge

Former Eastern Avenue Bridge

Medium:  Etching, aquatint
Dimensions:  22 x 30 inches
Part of the Lower Don River series.

Limited Edition Artist’s Book with etched copper plate

Limited Edition Artist's Book with etched copper plate

Nature of the River tells the story of Toronto's Don River from the river's perspective.
This hand printed hand bound concertina features original prose, original etchings and handset metal type.
The edition is limited to 30 copies and is part of the Library of Canada Archives collection.
Lost River

Lost River

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.

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Medium: Etching, chine colle, pastel, hand embroidery (French knots) Dimensions: 24 x 30 inches

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Medium: Etching, chine colle, pastel, hand embroidery (French knots) Dimensions: 24 x 30 inches

Fallen Leaves II – Detail

Fallen Leaves II - Detail

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. /p>

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

  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

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Collographs printed on silk chiffon and BFK Rives
Handmade Maple, Oak, Ash and Birch leaves
Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
April - May 2013

Balsam Lake – Delamere Island

Balsam Lake – Delamere Island

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.

Algoma District – Worton Township

Algoma District - Worton Township

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.