Land & Sea – Southwest NB

The natural world is integral to my sense of self as a person and as an artist. I grew up along the
St. John River in the middle of the province. I spent as much time as possible playing outdoors or working.

My parents were immigrants with a strong work ethic and a background in crafts and farming. My father taught me to draw and was a metalsmith with the NB Crafts Council. My mother taught me gourmet cooking, embroidery and upholstery.

I lived in beautiful St. Andrews most of my adult life. Living and working by the sea inspired me to depict the beauty all around me in various media. Quilting lead to fabric art. Painting on fabric lead to watercolour painting. A course at the Saint John Arts Centre in water soluble oils lead to this exhibition in an exciting new medium.

Retiring from my position of Postmaster in Beaver Harbour has allowed me to devote myself full time to developing my skills as an artist. In the fall I facilitate a Wednesday morning Painter’s Circle at the Kennebecasis Public Library, attend Herzl Kashetsky’s class that evening and the next day paint here at the SJAC as a member of the Carnegie Colours group.

At home I have a studio and I paint most everyday except for when I am traveling and exploring the beauty of the world that I can hopefully share with you.