Painting ‘Early One Morning’ was the winning painting in Jackson Art Supply Competition Landscape in soft pastel Unison Competition Winner
Painting ‘Early One Morning’ was a winning selection in the Strokes Of Genius 9 Competition. Winning art will be featured in North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary drawing to be published in October 2017
Painting ‘Daisy’ was runner-up in ‘Strokes Of Genius 9’.It is a mark of high achievement to attain runner-up status in the Strokes of Genius competition
N.O.A.A. 60th Annual Juried Exhibition
My painting ‘Early One Morning’ received the Nickel Acme Award. This painting; being the seventh painting accepted into exhibitions over the years has earned me signature status, and the letters N.O.A.A. This painting will be on tour for the next year through Ontario cities and towns. Touring Towns for 6oth Annual NOAA Exhibition
Distinguished Artist for the 39th Annual La Cloche Art Show
What a pleasure and honour to be the featured artist. The very first juried art show I entered was the 22nd Annual La Cloche Art Show back in 1999. Being a part of that show and having my work on the same walls as well know and lesser known artists of the area was such a thrill and it changed my life. I was in awe and felt a connection with these other artists as we were all sharing the same space with the same purpose: to share our unique artistic visions. I also felt a very strong aspiration to learn and grow and develop so that one day I might be the features artist.
8 page feature article including a video demonstration in the International Artist Magazine
38th Annual La Cloche Show – Received the ‘Ivan Wheale Award’ for ‘Tucked Away’ oil on canvas 11×14
N.O.A.A. 58th Annual Juried Exhibition
My painting ‘Top Of The Mornin’ To you” received the Desjardins Caisse Populaire Award.
Life’s A Birch
My first solo show was held at Artists On Elgin in Sudbury, Ontario for the month of August. ‘A dialogue in nature from a tree’s eye view. Imagine as you walk through the forest that you are a tree. What would you be thinking? What ‘wood’ you say?
Three of my pieces were juried into Pencil Art Society’s International Open Juried Exhibition which will be held in Repentigny Exhibition Centre in Repentigny Quebec from August 23rd to September 21, 2014. The exhibition will showcase 59 artists from 11 different countries in pencil work.
graphite and charcoal
Graphite and charcoal on stonehenge
8 x 10
One of my pieces was accepted into ‘Purely Pastel” Pastel Artist.ca 23rd Open Juried Exhibition in Brampton Ontario. The acceptance of this piece (being the 5th entry accepted over the years and having also won an award) earns me ‘master’ signature status (MPAC) with Pastel Artists Canada!
Two pieces accepted into Pastel Canada.ca online juried Exhibition. Acceptance into one more show will give me ‘Master” signature status with Pastel Canada!!! http://pastelartists.ca/signaturemembers Reflection on Moose Lake – Pastel 9.5 x 18.5 Different Points of View – Pastel – 12 x 18
Two pieces accepted into the Pencil Art Society On-line juried exhibition http://www.pencilartsociety.com/ipas-en/2013/gallery/1-11/
Pastel Painting “Photosynthesis” was accepted into ‘Purley Pastel’ Pastel Artists Canada 22nd Annual Open juried exhibition. “Photosynthesis” will be featured in the October/November Issue of
Two pieces were accepted into this juried show. “Windswept” – Pastel
Pastel Artists Canada 21st Annual Open Juried Exhibition “Purely Pastel” –
N.O.A.A. 56th Annual Juried Exhibition
Doris M Foster Memorial Award – “Moose Lake” – Pastel
Centennial Museum 19th Annual Heritage Alive Art Exhibition
Best In Show – “Tomorrow Beckons” – Pastel 1st Prize –
“ Tomorrow Beckons” – Pastel 1st Prize –
“ Faith Hope and Wisdom” – Graphite
Pastel Artists Canada 20th Annual Open Juried Exhibition “Purely Pastel”
2nd Prize – “Moose Lake”
11 x 14
N.O.A.A. 55th Annual Juried Exhibition
Edna Hosking Memorial Award – “Remembering Kate”
Centennial Museum 18th Annual Heritage Alive Art Exhibition
1st Prize –“ Elegance”
Honourable Mention‐ “Remembering Kate”
RBC Dominion Securities ‐Juried Exhibition Art Impact – Water Manitoulin Art Tour M.F.A.A Members Show
33rd Annual La Cloche Art Show 1st Prize – “Faith Hope and Wisdom” -‐ Graphite 2005 to 2009 In the summer of 2005 I was in a serious automobile accident. It was years before I resumed painting again. 2004 27th Annual La Cloche Art Show Group Show Bay of Islands Group of Five – Whitefish Falls, Ontario Arts Berries & Jazz – Espanola, Ontario Centennial Museum 12th Annual Heritage Alive Art Exhibition 2nd Prize – “Days End” – Pastel 3rd Prize– “Sunkissed” 2003 26th Annual La Cloche Art Show 2nd Prize – “Mississaugi Light House” – Pastel Open Door Juried Fine Art Show & Sale Group Show – Bay of Islands Group of Five, Whitefish Falls, Ont Group Show – Bay of Islands Group of Five – Featured at Espanola Little Theatre Centre 2002 25th Annual La Cloche Art Show Group Show-‐ Bay of Islands Group of Five – Whitefish Falls, Ontario Bay of Islands Group of Five – Featured at Mill House Bed & Breakfast, Espanola, Bay of Islands Group of Five at Espanola & District Credit Union Centennial Museum 10th Annual Heritage Alive Art Exhibition Best Heritage – “Little Current Swing Bridge” – Watercolour 1st Prize Pastel – “Mississaugi Light House” 1st Prize Marine Imagery ‐ “Little Current Swing Bridge” watercolour 2nd Prize Mixed Media – “Out From TheDarkness” – mixed media 3rd Prize Marine Imagery ‐ “Mississaugi Light House” – Pastel 3rd Prize Use of Colour – “Out From The Darkness” Mixed Media Honourable MentionFlora – “Out From The Darkness” Mixed Media A Print from my painting “The Summit” used in a plaque in the kiosk at the entry of the “RedDeer Trail “ in Whitefish Falls, Ontario I was commissioned to prepare an original painting of the Old Domtar Powerhouse before refurbishing. The painting was of the inside of the powerhouse with all its’ machinery intact. The Original painting was presented to Resident Manager of Domtar – Pat Parker. A print of the painting was put into a 100 year time capsule to be opened in the year 2102. 46th Annual N.O.A.A. Juried Exhibition Manitoulin Art Tour 2001 24th Annual La Cloche Art Show 1st Prize – “Old Log House” – Photography Centennial Museum 9th Annual Heritage Alive Art Exhibition 1st Prize – “Water Lily” – Photography Best Marine Imagery – “Willisville #2” – Watercolour 1st Prize Watercolour -‐ “Willisville #2” Cavalcade of Colours Honourable Mention “Morning Light” ‐ Pastel Massey Museum 2nd Prize – “Evening Sky” – Watercolour 3rd Prize -‐ “Water Lily” ‐ photography 2000 23rdAnnual La Cloche Art Show Honourable Mention – ‘Willisville” – watercolour Chairperson for the La Cloche Art show in 2000 http://laclocheartshow.wordpress.com/history/