I graduated from Algonquin College in Graphic Design in the mid-80s. Having trained and worked in traditional methods of painting illustration, now retired, I am delighted to be working in fine art photography.
My locales are humble: former farm fields that are rebounding in a torrent of vegetation. Overgrown road verges provide homes to a myriad of fauna. The austere alvar meadows of Stony Swamp in the west and the unique vegetation of Mer Bleue in the east are favourites.
Fall is a favourite season as the skies turn ragged and dramatic. In her eyes, greenspaces aren’t merely attractive backdrops. Meadows and bogs are passageways of time and change. Grasses grow tangled, trees become wind tossed. Dying ferns blanch and reveal their elegant filigree. Some landscapes have a sense of foreboding and decay, others are monochromatic and peaceful. All provide a visual journey, exhilarating or poignant.
I am passionate about our outdoor spaces and how they contribute to our well-being. The year 2020 was, for many reasons, one of discovery, new appreciation and gratitude.