I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I remember myself. Yet, as a teenager, I was afraid to pursue my dream of becoming an artist, so I chose architecture as a subject to study in college. However, ten years later, I quit my job at the architectural firm and enrolled in the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, Canada, to learn how to paint from the contemporary masters. In my late 20s, I was eager to learn, so I also enrolled at the University of Toronto to learn about the History of Renaissance Art. Learning about art’s history helped me understand, see, and create art on many new levels.
All kids create and are organically drawn to art. They are explorers and full of imagination. Providing guidance and tools for young artists to find ways to express their ideas is why I love teaching.