I make still and motion images.
I teach.
I continue to learn.

I am an art maker and educator with a background in photography, videography, animation, graphic design, computer game development, user-interface design, media production and management.
I enjoy both the technical and the aesthetic aspects of image making and explore the limits of what can be created using digital and analog materials, tools and techniques.
I have worked on several projects in the Simcoe County area, most recently doing graphic design and image restoration for the Penetanguishene Road Historical Signage Project and on the Oro-Medonte Rail Trail Signage Project. I have also exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions in Ontario and Alberta.
I am recognized as an expert in digital imaging software and shares my knowledge with students as a faculty member of Georgian College. Being a full time educator challenges me to stay on top of the latest tools and techniques while being rewarded in helping others achieve their goals and live their passion.
Current areas of concern include the preservation of images in digital form and the use of analog materials for long term preservation. I am currently exploring creative uses of immersive media including ambisonic audio and still/ video VR (virtual reality) capture and presentation.

Detailed CV
Exhibitions

Solo
2016                          Still Waiting – Double Door Studios & Gallery, Anten Mills, Ontario
2013                          Totem - Le Studio Gallery, Lafontaine, Ontario                                                          
2012                          Fluidity - Bohemia Café – Barrie, Ontario                                                                                      
2012                          Rust Never Sleeps - Barrie Country Club, Barrie, Ontario                                         
2011                          Rust Never Sleeps - Awkward Stage, Barrie, Ontario    
                                                                
2 person or Group
2019                          (June) Convergence - Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival
2019                          WatershedSci Aurora Cultural Centre
2017                          WatershedSci – Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia
2017                          Seven-Up – Group Photography Exhibit, Double Door Studio & Gallery, Anten Mills, Ontario
2016                          The Bay Photo Club Photography Exhibit – Simcoe Street Theatre, Collingwood, Ontario
2015                          Waterworks (Simcoe Watershed Art Project), Barrie City Hall Rotunda, Barrie, Ontario
2014                          InTandem – Quest Art Upper Gallery, Midland, Ontario
2014                          bassin versant (Simcoe Watershed Art Project) – LeStudio Gallery, Lafontaine, Ontario
2014                          Faculty show - Georgian College Fine Art Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
2013                          Focused - Lake Simcoe Watershed Art Project, Barrie City Hall, Barrie, Ontario
2013                          Rust – Marlow Framing & Art, Barrie, Ontario
2008                          Faculty show  - Georgian College Fine Art Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

Juried or Invitational
2018                          Milestones - Simcoe County Museum, Minesing, Ontario
2018                          Still Life - Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2018                          Chance - Double Door Studio & Gallery, Anten Mills, Ontario
2017                          50 Pieces of Grey, drkrm Studio & Gallery, Orillia
2017                          Raise the Bar(n), Double Door Studio & Gallery, Anten Mills, Ontario
2015                          Municipal Art Project – Town of Blue Mountain, Blue Mountain, Ontario  (Year long display of art work in municipal offices)
2015                          Annual Juried Photo Show – Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario
2015                          Photo-Op, 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Photographs – John. B Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2015                          Considered: 11th Annual Juried Show - Quest Art, Midland, Ontario
2015                          From Sky to Shore – Quest Art Atrium Gallery, Midland, Ontario
2014                          Annual Juried Photo Show – Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario (Honorable Mention)
2014                          Responding to a Painting by John Hartman (with Luci Dilkus) – Double Door Gallery, Anton Mills, Ontario
2012                          Franklin Carmichael Juried Landscape Exhibit  - Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, Ontario
2013                          Passages/Life and Death in Shakespeare – Gallery 115-University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
2013                          Annual Juried Photo show  - Blue Mountain Foundation  for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario
2008                          Juried Portrait show - Blue Mountain Foundation  for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario
2007                          Annual Juried Photo show - Blue Mountain Foundation  for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario (3rd prize)

Workshops – Artists Talks
2016                          “Everyday Magic”, Artist Talk – The Bay Photo Club, Collingwood, Ontario
2016                          Visual Explorations Workshop – Double Door Studios & Gallery, Anten Mills, Ontario
2015                          Toronto Camera Club, Toronto, Ontario

Grants
2014                          Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant - InTandem

Collections
               Alberta Foundation for the Art
                                   Private Collections

Projects
2015                          Highway 93 Historical Recognition Project – (funded by the Trillium Foundation) Graphic Design, Photo restoration
2014                          Oro-Medonte Rail Trail Sign project – with Joanna McEwen & Paul Marshall
                                    A project to create and install didactic signs along the rail trail between Orillia and Barrie. My involvement was graphic design and layout of
                                    signs, retouching and restoration of historical photographs used to tell the story of the Rail Trail.

Education
Post-Secondary
1976                          Bachelor of Arts  (Sociology & Fine Art History),                                                        
                                   Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.

Professional Development Courses & Workshops
2017                          Ambisonic Sound Recording – New Adventures in Sound Art, South River, Ontario
2016                          Adobe Educators Symposium (by invitation) Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012                          PhaseOne Certified Professional Training - Toronto, Ontario
2004                          Instructional Skills Workshop - Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
2000                          Designing User Interfaces - Human Factors International, New York, New York
1989                          Electronic & Film Media - Television Production  The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
1987                          Canadian Rockies Photographic Workshop - Bruce Barnbaum

Certifications
                                   PhaseOne Certified Professional - Adobe Certified Expert – Adobe Photoshop - Teaching & Training Adults Certificate
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