Early in my career I moved to Rhode Island where I developed and directed a gallery whose goal was to teach art to adults with special needs. During this period of fifteen years I exhibited my work throughout New England, in particular Boston and Providence, R.I. Through a mentorship in metal work and a jewelry course at the Rhode Island School of Design my skill in working with metal was developed. In 2004, I moved back to Ontario to pursue art as my full time profession. Growing up in the Kawarthas with it's many lakes and forests has influenced my work. Many of my pieces reflect the landscape that is so much a part of our Canadian heritage.
Over the past fifteen years I've actively supported fund raising activities with a number of non-profit organizations in our region. My donation of art to their fundraising projects is a small token of my appreciation for the support I've received as an artist from the community I live in.
The Canadian Canoe Museum
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Art Gallery of Peterborough
The Art School of Peterborough
Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival
Osteoporosis of Peterborough
Teachers For Kids
Habitat for Humanity
Hospice of Peterborough
Ukrainian Red Cross Auction