I live in a pastoral country setting;a small hobby farm surrounded by many beloved (and spoiled )creatures.I am a working artist influenced by my rural backdrop and creating diligently and enthusiastically out of my haunted historical studio in Owen Sound Ontario. I am drawn to our collective histories and an imaginary world of those who walked before us. I am a collector of ephemera, memories and rich discards ..Certainly treasures to be refashioned into new art.My background is editorial illustration and I am a visual storyteller. Rescuer of stray memories and strands of past lives. I believe in the transformational and healing qualities of art. It should always be joyful and full of many layers.
It's hard to fathom that July and August have slipped by.and now almost September..it never fails to amaze me that September heralds a colorful display of flowers and grasses even before the leaves light up in Autumn..The chickens,goats,pots and cats are taking in all of the outdoors they can muster before frosty days ahead confine them..Similarly i try to breathe in all I can..I am a reluctant gardener.. appreciating perennials yet tired of pulling weeds and edging..let Ma nature fill in her own gaps..it's still glorious!