I use to dread the bare trees in wintertime. They symbolized dreariness and gloom. However, at some point in the last year I suppose a huge shift occured in what I find beautiful. I am now drawn to noticing how the tops of the trees melt into the skyline. Every tree has a look all its own, which can only be noticed and appreciated once the leaves fall. What once was a drab image has now become a major source of creative motivation.
I live in Southern Ontario on a farm with my husband, Dennis, and our two daughters. Painting out of my studio on our farm allows me to stay close to my family and to be surrounded by the natural landscape that continues to influence my work.