WELCOME to my website. My original etchings are a combination of drawing, photo-etching, engraving, aquatint, and watercolour painting. The process of intaglio printmaking is indirect and elusive but I love the hands on and tactile nature of the medium. The process involves using resists and acid etching images into a zinc or copper plate. The plate is then inked and the surface wiped clean leaving ink trapped in textures and grooves below the surface. With the great pressure exerted by my manual etching press I pull the ink from the plate onto my damp rag paper. Some of the resulting images are then hand water-coloured, fulfilling the closet painter in me. All of my artwork is inspired by our natural heritage and I certainly agree that ‘in nature is the preservation of the world’.
I AM PLEASED my work has been recognized internationally and that I have participated in scores of solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and the Far East. My artwork is included in many private, corporate and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, and I have been fortunate to have received numerous awards along the way.
THANK YOU for visiting. I am thrilled to be able to share my artwork with you.