Fascinated by the absurd search for meaning,
order and control in a world of chaos.

My hope is that viewers experience the work as playful and humorous but also dark - not gloomy- images that conjure up a worrying undertone or back story.

I'm always looking for a sweet spot where there is tension, humour and fear at the same time. Recently I've been painting dogs in a variety of situations, often with an active volcano or several volcanos in the distance. One group of paintings focused on the dogs of Pompeii; the stray dogs living in Pompeii, and their imaginary lives, living under the volcano.

Earlier works featured the common crow and the more mysterious raven in different scenarios – on the ground, in singles and in groups, and in flight in great numbers. Through the eyes, colouring, posturing and setting, I tried to convey a sense of a standoff, a tense conversation, a moody narrative.

Born and raised in Toronto, I trained as a sculptor although lately I've focused more on painting. When making objects, I use a variety of materials ranging from plaster, wax, wood and found objects.

Recent Work

Dance of the tails

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48, 2017

Melee on the beach with volcano

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30, 2017

Western Tale

Acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6, 2016

White dog and volcano

Acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6, 2017

Posing on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Salerno

Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24, 2016

A Frank discussion

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48, 2015. Sold

Upcoming Events

Riverdale Art Walk

Outdoor exhibition
When: June 3,4, 2017 . 11 to 6
Where: Jimmie Simpson Park, Booth 44, Queen Street East, Toronto

Previous Events

Event Organization Location Year
Fall in love Artists Network at Art Square Gallery Toronto 2016
Small Works Exhibit Gallery 1313 Toronto 2016
South of Italy Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre Toronto 2016
Two-person show with Marina Hanacek Sage Cafe, McCall Street Toronto 2016
Capital One Corporate Art Installation Capital One Head Office Toronto 2016
Artists on Tap Amsterdam Brewery (45 Esander Drive) Toronto 2015
Salon d'Automne 57 Lewis St. Toronto 2015
Riverdale Art Walk Jimmie Simpson Park Toronto 2015
Love Art Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre Toronto 2015
Salon D'Hiver 57 Lewis St. Toronto 2014
Salon D'Hiver 57 Lewis St. Toronto 2013
Riverdale Art Walk Artist Network of Riverdale Toronto 2007
Queen West Art Crawl Outdoor Art show and sale Artscape Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto 2006
Feminine Persuasion Lattitude44 Gallery Toronto 2006
Drawing Show Eastern Front Gallery Toronto 2005
Junction Arts Festival, Juried Artist Junction Arts Festival Toronto 2005
Massive Response, Environmental Show Eastern Front Gallery Toronto 2005
Little Art Show Artists' Network of Riverdale Toronto 2005
Riverdale Art Walk Artists' Network of Riverdale Toronto 2005
Little Art Show Eastern Front Gallery Toronto 2004
Cabinets of Curiosity Eastern Front Gallery Toronto 2004
Twisted Valentine Blue Moon Café Toronto 2004
Greenpeace Juried Exhibition Junction Arts Festival Toronto 2004