The process of developing my artistic understanding of the human figure is what I enjoy more than anything else. Each of my drawings explores the complexities of the form, including the common traits shared by everyone, and the unique ways they are embodied by the individual, through both their physique and their way of moving.
I was drawn to my subject, Kevin, for his gaunt look, deep eye sockets and his haunting wide eyed gaze. He seemed a bit uncomfortable during the sitting – shy and awkward – which contributed to the unusual expression that I captured. His long neck, the sideway glance and tilt of his head added an interesting gesture and complimented his facial expression, giving the portrait more depth.
Academy of Realist Art, Toronto.
Art Students League of New York, New York.
Baccalauréat en Arts (Bachelor of Arts), Concentration in Visual Arts, University of Ottawa.
Drawing 2011, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 12th Annual Juried Exhibition
Canadian Landscape Art Show, Ontario Plein Air Society, Toronto.
Annual Juried Art Show, FOCUS Art (Eastern Ontario Visual Arts Association), Cornwall.
Third Place Award, A Brush with the Highlands Plein Air Festival.
Second Place, Oil Category, Annual Juried Art Show, FOCUS Art.
Blue Dot Awards for Life Painting and Drawing, Art Students League of New York
Life Drawing Professor, Humber College, Toronto.
Visual Arts Teacher, Tagwi Secondary School, Upper Canada District School Board.