. Love for realism expressed through local
. Works mostly in acrylics, India ink, and pastels.
. Influenced by works of Escher, Kriegoff, Dali, Group of Seven.
. born in Hamburg, Germany
. formative years in Nairobi, Kenya & Ottawa, Canada
. my mother, a portrait painter from Winnipeg School of Art
. Michael O' Rourk, a sculptor, painter living in Nairobi, Kenya
. Art History
. Free Form Drawing
(U of Manitoba, Fac of Arch)
(U of Manitoba, Fac of Phys Ed)
. Figure Drawing
(Ottawa School of Art
with Richard Purdy)
. Free Form Art
(Sri Lanka, University)
. post grad term paper on Krieghoff's work defining Canadian
17th century recreational activities through
Two limited prints released of Bon Echo
Ontario provincial park,
landscapes originally in India ink.
Taught with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board
for 28 yrs.
First exhibit, Chateau Laurier Hotel
, 1972, MapleCon
(Sci-Fi) Convention won critics choice award for best picture
Oil paintings exhibited at Gloucester City Hall and Cumberland Museum,
Was a member of the Ottawa Art Association
and the Cumberland
Arts and Crafts Guild
Won a 1st prize in juried art exhibit, Bancroft Gallery, 'Best
Pastel', Dr. Zeya Alikhan Award, 2008
Commissioned work, local landscapes, and modern abstract, are
the majority of what I do.
Most work is sold 'not framed' because people want to frame work to fit
with existing decor. Framed work is sold ready to hang.
Shipping costs are seperate and prepaid.
Studio work takes place on a pontoon boat using natural landscapes as
well as spending some indoor studio time.
All art supplies are the responsibility of the student unless other
arrangements have been made ahead of time.
All levels of ability are encouraged to develop new and/or
existing skills. August, September, and October are the best months
(mostly bug free).
. Remuneration is based on time and boat gas costs.
. Half day and full days are available.
. Individual tutorial work is available.
. Group rates are significantly cheaper.
. I have tutored housebound individuals but mileage costs become
an additonal expense.