Earlier this spring, I was a recipient of a snakes_1Georgian Bay Land Trust - King Family Bursary, an annual award that aims to promote knowledge and appreciation of the the bay through creative or scientific projects.  The GBLT is an organization that was formed to preserve and protect the unique archipelago and bodies of water along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay. 

Through my landscape photographs of the coast, I am examining the relationship between science, history and art;  my visual references are rocks that have been transformed in often violent ways, where the patterned shapes in the present-day strata mirror the forces that created them.  Needless to say, it's been a wonderful summer of boating and exploring, and I am thrilled to have been chosen for this award.  This collection of images will form an exhibition and publication in the coming year.  I'll keep you up to date as the project progresses.


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Recently I returned (reluctantly!) from an artists' residency in Newfoundland..... hosted by 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, based in Dunatara on the Bonavista Peninsula.  This was my second time in Duntara...I also spent three weeks there last fall, and I fell in love with the place all over again. I have never felt so much at home (outside of MY home, of course), from the astounding landscapes, the temperamental weather, and the people and their stories.  I learned what 110 kph winds do to ocean waves (and tiny rental cars!), that sunrise really is the best time to make photographs, that nothing beats fresh blueberries picked along a trail, and swimming in a wilderness pond surrounded by ancient hills is truly magical.  I found that everyone has a story they like to share, along with their fresh cod and jiggs' dinners, and discovered that the Newfoundland sense of humour we've heard about is alive and well.  Also, moose DO NOT adhere to the rules of the road, and a bag of really cool rocks in your suitcase can put you in the "overweight category" for the flight home. Thank you, Westjet, for not laughing....at least, not in front of me.  


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In addition to my classes, I offer:

Portfolio Reviews for intermediate and advanced photographers or students applying to art schools.  Constructive feedback and tips included!

Custom printing services for those who appreciate the fine qualities of a properly printed photograph.  You can choose from several types of paper, and have the option of colour correction or photo editing services if needed. Check out the details under the tabs above.

 


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Hot off the press.....September 2016 Newsletter


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lightI have new work in two exhibitions opening this month.  This photograph, titled "Light on a Little Grave', is included in a group show at the Wellington County Museum in Elora.  "Death Perceptions" is an exhibition of works from over 100 artists, and was conceived by Shelley Carter as a way to promote a conversation of death and dying.  The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:00, and the show runs until early November.

 


hilltopA little farther from home, I have work at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.  The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed was created in recognition of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 15th year, this juried show calls on artists from across the country to submit work that embraces, challenges, comments, critiques, echoes, challenges, re-works or strengthens images, perceptions and interpretations of Canadian landscape through the artist’s chosen medium.  


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