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.
Nature of A River, The Cabinet Gallery, Earth Sciences Bldg., University of Toronto, Toronto. June 19 - March 1, 2016 at on 19 Jun 2015
Framing Toronto City of Toronto Art Acquisitions, 2010-2015 at The Market Gallery St. Lawrence Market 95 Front Street East, Toronto on 14 Oct 2015
Fabrications: Juried Textile Exhibition at Quest Art Gallery, Midland, Ontario on 20 Nov 2015
OCAD Book Arts Fair at OCAD University (Dundas & McCall), Toronto on 05 Dec 2015
Shift: Environmentally Responsible Print Practice, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton. January 14 - April 2, 2016 at McMaster University Museum of Art McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario on 14 Jan 2016