2008 Fellow of Virginia Center for the Arts, Georgia US.
The solitary nature of being an artist is sometimes broken by the collective nature of a residency. These experiences have always allowed me to focus on developing new ideas with such a deep focus and within such a rich supportive environment, that I know my work has benefited in ways impossible had I not had these opportunities. Although secluded space and time to focus on one's work is really the key function of a residency; interacting with a range of creative people, engaging in shared critiques and developing lasting international relationships has been really wonderful.
The Pouch Cove Foundation has very generously invited me to do a month long Artist Residency on Canada's east coast at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland in 2020.
The theme of the Residency will be Canadian Landscape Painters with the selected Artists coming from across Canada to participate. I have always wanted to paint the raw energy and beauty coming ashore from the ocean in Newfoundland so am especially happy to be participating in this.
Virginia Center for the Arts, awarded Fellowship
Visiting Artist, Nanjing N. University, Nanjing, China, 6 months Award funded by the Ontario Ministry of Culture.
The Banff Centre, Banff, Calgary, Self-Directed Artist Residency
Hambidge Center for the Arts, Georgia, USA Residence two stays.
Ghibraltor Point International Artist Residency Program, Toronto Island
DISTINCTIONS Film credit Climate Change Documentary Report, 2013 United Nations Conference to International Delegates, Warsaw, credits feature “Through Silence”, acrylic on canvas, 2013.
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grants
Elected member, Ontario Society of Artists
Professional Member of the Arts & Letters Club
Canadian Artists Representation Ontario, Executive Board 1990’s
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