I have painted as long as I can remember and studied art in Germany and Canada. What captures my interest is a representation of nature and the feelings our experiences evoke. My medium is watercolour, mixed media, encaustic and mylar, which allow me to explore ways of using layers of colour to convey inner dispositions and feelings in an abstract manner. This also enables the viewer to experience his or her own unique emotional reaction to the art piece. My work has been exhibited in galleries in Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto.
New creations are works produced on Mylar, incorporating mixed media, i.e. working with oils, watercolour, inks, transfers, including textured materials. This transparent material allows for the manipulation of images on both sides, creating double images or positive and negatives, such as the Seascape and Forest series.
The Heather Series of encaustic paintings for example, represent an undulation, isolation and shifting of perspectives. The images vacillate between abstraction and representation, evoking metaphorical scenic interpretations.
Since 2000, I transitioned from 25 years in Commercial Interior Design to Art Therapy. My holistic philosophy to life enables me to combine knowledge and experience of both disciplines, which also finds expression in the geometrically ordered, aesthetically pleasing, or ultimately organic images.