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. Most recently I finished a series about 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. What is the relationship between these two birds- through the eyes, colouring, posturing and setting, I try to convey a sense of a standoff, a tense conversation, a moody narrative.

I'm now working on a series about the dogs of Pompeii; it's about stray dogs living in Pompeii, and their imaginary lives, living under the volcano.

Born and raised in Toronto, I trained as a sculptor and started painting about a decade ago. When making objects, I use a variety of materials ranging from plaster, wax, wood and found objects.

Recent Work

Posing on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Salerno

Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24, 2016

After hours, the dogs imagine their own Pompeii

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36, 2016

Up for anything in Pompeii

Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16, 2016

A Frank discussion

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48, 2015

Crouching bird

Acrylic on wood, 11 x 14, 2014

At the end of the run

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48, 2015

Upcoming Events

South of Italy

Group show
When: August 11 - 31, 2016
Where: Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave W, Toronto

Previous Events

Event Organization Location Year
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