In my workshops you can expect a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Students of all levels are welcome — if you’re a beginner, you’ll learn as much from watching the people around you as from me. If you’re looking to deepen your understanding of acrylics, develop a more creative, spontaneous approach or just reinvigorate your practice, these workshops will meet your needs. I’ll do some brief demonstrations to show you how I use layering and acrylic mediums and I’ll show you slides of other artists’ work to stir your imagination. Most of the time you’ll be painting while I move around the room making sure everyone gets the individual attention they need. We’ll end with a group critique where you’ll learn to assess your own work in progress and decide what to do next when you’re working on a painting.


A Week-End Mini-Series

Embarking on an art series needn’t be daunting! Over the course of this weekend participants will produce a mini-series of 4 to 6 small works in paint or mixed media. I’ll guide each artist in creating works that inter-relate along a theme of their choice. Students will work on several pieces at once to create consistency through the series while fostering the cross-pollination of ideas. Artists of all levels are welcome.

This workshop will be offered at the following places and dates:

April 21-22, 2018 Etobicoke

June 8-9, 2018 Bath

October 13-14, 2018 Westport


Working in Series

Many artists work in series and if you haven’t yet, it may be time to start! Using examples from her paintings as well as artists working across a wide spectrum of media and styles, I’ll expound on the merits of exploring an idea through a series of works. I’ll explain how to work through a series to foster creativity and growth. I’ll discuss the various ways pieces in a series can relate to each other and lastly, the importance of bringing a series to a close and moving on to new ideas. 

This lecture will be offered at the following places and times:

March 9, 2018, 2:30 pm, North Crosby Hall, Westport

March 27, 2018, 7:30 pm, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke