Born in Scotland, I have been an artist all my life. I loved doing pictures on my big BlackBoard and enjoyed “illustrating” the best poems in my big brother’s school books. In high school, I specialized in Art and had two water colours sent to a show in France. In 1948 we came to Canada, and I attended art school until I began working, doing Window Display at Birks, where it was a perfect learning experience, because it was a small department, and I was able to do everything from “scratch” and use my creativity and imagination. When we moved to King City, I took up pottery as well, and became very proficient at it, winning many awards with it, and had a very nice business, selling my work across Canada. In 1970, I started teaching art to seniors and childrens in schools. I also made some muralys in clay with my students, ultimately becoming artist in school for six years. Life was great, and I eventually moved my classes to my home. Around this time I began “painting in the round”, finding it a very satisfying experience. I also prepare all my canvases myself. At the 11th annual Toronto Art Exhibition, I won an award for best in show. I love art and my children, and will continue to paint for the rest of my life.
The earth, sun, moon and planets are all round. So why not paintings? And they don’t need framing!