My Path. My Art.
My path as an artist has been influenced by different careers, travel and personal study. Inspired by Nature’s impermanence as well as her resiliency, my art depicts the spiral of how we live and grow in a constant flux of revisiting, revising and renewing ourselves. Like trees, we build on these layers as cycles in our individual growth, making us taller, fuller and wiser.
My subjects are trees because they act as a skin for the voice which creates my story. Trees are layered; they grow, intertwine, sprout and thrive. Trees are rooted. Trees are intricate and have many purposes. Trees can be ancient and wise. Some witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations. They are functional and necessary for our survival because they provide us with oxygen, food and shelter. Trees are sublime, pure and beautiful, demanding nothing but a space to grow and be. They are stoic and magical, virtuous and inspiring. Trees are our life blood.
I am also fascinated by the way light informs our perception. As such, I produce provocative pieces that embody elements of my perspective, imagination and voice. In this space there is a persuasiveness that allows the piece to speak to each individual in a distinct and personal way. My intention is to convey emotion, texture and depth in every artwork I explore.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, I am an award winning artist specializing in pen and ink tree drawings and impressionistic landscapes. I am recognized by Canada Arts Council exhibiting works in Ontario, British Columbia and California. My education includes an Honours English Literature degree from the University of Guelph and a Diploma of Education from Newcastle University, Australia.
I have travelled the world as both student and teacher applying my passion for creating, learning and connecting through my artistic expression which I call PomonaLIFE.