education

1988 to present – A believer in lifelong learning, I have taken numerous day and evening design, professional development, art
and marketing courses over the years.  Institutions include ACAD, Chinook College, University of Calgary, SAIT, MRU as well as private personal and educational development companies.

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workshops

Blu Smith: 3 day abstract workshop , September 30 to October 2, 2016

Alberta College of Art & Design: Portraiture in Clay, Extended Studies 10 weeks, 2015

Calgary School of Art: Several workshops involving abstract art as well as mixed-media.

Airdrie School of Art: Paverpol instruction

Carol Nelson: Granbury Texas, 4 day Experimental Acrylics

Robert Burridge Workshop: Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage, 5 days, Palm Springs, January 2013

Michael O’Toole: Acrylic Workshop, 3 days, winter 2013

David Kitler: Painting and Drawing Classes, 5 days, August 2013

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exhibitions

Beacon Original Art Spring Group Show and Sale – April 23, 2016

Art Up at the Calgary Tower – November 19, 2015

Art Booth during Spruce Meadows Master’s Show Jumping Competition – September 9 to 13, 2015

Calgary Stampede Western Auction – July 9th, 2015

Art Booth during Spruce Meadows National Show Jumping Competition – July 3 to 5th, 2015

Beacon Original Art Spring Group Show and Sale – April 25, 2014

Caprice’s Fine Arts Christmas Show and Sale, Sunridge Mall – December 1 to 7, 2014

Beacon Original Art Fall Group Show and Sale – October 18, 2014

Artistic Entities Nexen Group Show and Sale – September 22 to 27, 2014

Caprice’s Fine Arts Fort Calgary Group Show and Sale – September 14, 2014

Da Vinci’s Horse shown in Calgary’s Fish Creek Library – Month of August, 2014

Bumblebee on Wild Blue Astor shown from May 23 to June 25, 2014

3 digital copies of Beach’n, Ant’s View: Wild Parsnip and Ant’s View: Banff Fuzzy Moppets shown in New York for The Story of the Creative – July 24, 2013

Caprice’s Fine Arts Inglewood Group Show and Sale – June 14, 2014

Beacon Original Art Spring Group Show and Sale – April 36, 2014

Artistic Entities March Scotia Centre Show and Sale – March 18 to 22, 2013

Resolution Art Gallery Winter Group Sale – month of December, 2012

art accepted for 2015 Stampede Western Art Auction

Sunflower has been accepted into the Calgary Stampede (2015) Art Auction.

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honorable mentions & awards 

Attitude and The Challenge have been selected for display on the 2015 Light, Space, Time: Nature Competition website. Attitude received an honourable mention in the 3D Category and The Challenge in the Special Merit Category.

Easy Going was a finalist in the 2015 online publication of Art Scene Today – Nothing But a Dream. 

Bumblebee on Wild Blue Astor was accepted for the online show for Linus Galleries 2014 “A Natural Affair”.

Dinner Party and Bumblebee on Wild Blue Astor were featured in the 2014 Landscape issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine. 

The Bear and the Butterfly as well as Benny won Special Merit for Light, Space and Time’s juried 2014 Animals competition.

Beach’n, Ant’s View: Wild Parsnip and Ant’s View: Banff Fuzzy showed until September 10, 2013 in the digital exhibition “The Story of the Creative” in New York’s Long Island City in Queens. 

Beach’n, Birch: Fall Winds and Flying Bumblebee were shown in the online exhibition, Elements of Art: Texture from Still Point Arts Gallery  August 1 to November 6, 2013.

Flying Bumblebee was printed in the fall issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly in 2013.

Ant’s View: Banff Fuzzy Moppets won special recognition in Light Space and Time’s International competition Nature and was shown online for the month of March 2013. 

Flying Bumblebee made the shortlist nominated for winning the Igllloo International Art Prize, a prestigious International competition for spring of 2013.

Tsunami Awakening won special Merit in Light, Space and Time’s Abstracts Art Exhibition – April 2013.

Banff’s Fuzzy Moppets as well as Palm Springs Bumblebee were  awarded Special Recognition in Art Quench Galleries International Open Competition. 

Ant’s View: Banff Fuzzy Moppets was selected as a finalist for Art Scene Todays  competition titled The World Through Your Eyes in 2013.  

River Birch was accepted and featured in Stone Voices Magazine and online show title The River starting online May 15, 2013 and printed in their summer edition. 

Butterfly on Wild Blue Astor was Awarded Special Recognition in Art Quench Galleries International Competition named Brilliant.

Flying Bumblebee was published in Everything is Art’s Special Edition Magazine, 2012.

Birch: Fall Winds and Tall Forest were awarded Special Recognition for the 2012 Juried International “October Landscape” Competition and were published in both the Art Quench Gallery website and Art Quench Magazine.

The online gallery of Light Space & Time awarded Birch: Fall Winds Special Recognition and the piece was shown online in December of 2012.