BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

  • MA Fine Art 2011 (with distinction) City and Guilds of London Art School, London, UK

  • BFA, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • B.Ed, Queen’s University (Artist in the Community Education Program) Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

  • Honours Specialist Visual Art, Queen’s (McArthur College)

  • 2008 Angel Academy of Art Florence Italy – Received a grant to study Old Masters’ Painting materials and techniques.

  • 2000 One year, Self-funded leave from teaching position to paint and to live in NYC (6 months)

SOLO SHOWS 

  • Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario June 2015

  • Atrium Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2013

  • Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa Feb 2012

  • Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa Oct 29 – Dec 5, 2009

  • Atrium gallery, Ottawa, November 2005

GROUP SHOWS

  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam NL - "Long Live Rembrandt" juried exhibition (among selected works from 8,390 submissions from 95 countries) July 15 - September 15, 2019

  • RAW Artists Ottawa, St. Brigid’s Center for the Arts, March 1, 2019 

  • Red Poppy Gallery, November 1st to December 13, 2018

  • MA Fine Art Graduation Exhibition 2011, City and Guilds of London Art School, London, UK

  • The Canadian Portrait: Cube gallery March 4 – April 5, 2009

  • Stafford Gallery Group Exhibition May 8 – May 10, 2009

  • Stafford Gallery Group Exhibition May 2008

  • Stafford Gallery Group Exhibition May 2007

  • Stafford Gallery Group Exhibition May 2006

  • Stafford Gallery Group Exhibition May 2005


AWARDS

  • Marjorie Loughery Lifetime Achievement Award, Visual Arts (Ottawa Advisory Committee for the Arts)  2018

  • Portrait Society of Canada Juried National Portrait Competition – Certificate of Merit 2015

  • Dr. S.G.B. Robinson Traveling Fellowship Award 2008

  • Ottawa Advisory Committee for the Arts – Visual Arts Educator Award 2005​

DONATIONS

  • “An Evening with Abigail” Painting sold at auction to raise money to combat women’s cancers


COMMISSIONS

  • Numerous private commissions