Profile At A Glance

I am a classically-trained, traditional oil painter based in Toronto Canada with a special passion for portraiture, figures, and still life.

My paintings tend to depict quiet, private places with an air of mystery and intrigue. I describe my style as classical realism, a form of representational art that exhibits a preference for order, beauty, harmony, and completeness, as well as the representation of nature based on direct observation using traditional methods. I count the Dutch Old Masters and 19th-century French Academic painters among my major influences.

  • Aristides Atelier, Core Curriculum, 2022 to present
  • 2021, 2022 Understanding and Applying Colour with David Briggs, NAC, Sydney Australia
  • 2020-2022,  Ongoing workshops at Grand Central Atelier, NYC
  • 2021 Mentorship with Graydon Parrish
  • Graduate of the Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, 2013
  • Workshops with acclaimed Canadian artists Robert Bateman (landscape), Barry McCarthy (plein air), Juan Martinez (still life, alla prima), Matthew Mancini (alla prima, landscapes), Ryan Gauvin (silverpoint), and Roumen Kirinkov (gilding); American workshops with Graydon Parrish (Munsell colour space), Teresa Oaxaca (alla prima portraiture), Robert Liberace (red chalk figure drawing), and Dale Zinkowski (still life, anatomy)
  • Portrait Society of America conferences; Figurative Art Convention and Exhibition conferences
  • 2022: “Eggs, Butter, and A Sprig of Oregano” was awarded 2nd Prize at FCA Toronto’s Spring Thaw Juried Exhibition, Toronto
  • 2020: “Pearl”, my graphite and white chalk portrait, won the Award of Merit at the SCA’s 52nd Annual Open International Juried Exhibition
  • 2020: “Egg”, my 16″ x 12″ figure study, won Third Place at the FCA’s 2020 Vancouver Salon Exhibition
  • 2020: “I Was Wild Once”, a 16″ x 12″ portrait, was awarded Honourable Mention at FCA Toronto’s inaugural exhibition, Summer Palette 2020.
  • “Toronto Spurs Federation Growth from Its Roots”, feature article about my founding of the FCA Chapter, Arts Avenue Magazine, March/April 2020 issue
  • “Teddy’s Rescue”, 20″x 16″, oil on linen, was accepted into the Oil Painters of America 2018 Salon Show.
  • Finalist in the 13th Annual ARC Salon — “Disturbance”, 32 “x 24”, oil on linen.


  • FCA Toronto: 2023 Toronto Invitational, March 1 to March 31


  • Melt Studio + Gallery, Picton, Ontario: 2022 Collection, May to December
  • International Guild of Realism (IGOR): 2022 Fall Salon Online Exhibition, October to December
  • National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS)
    • Associate Member Online Exhibition, July 2022-July 2023
    • Best of America Small Works National Juried Exhibition, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham Alabama, April 28 to May 22
  • Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and FCA Toronto
    • FCA Toronto’s Harvest Times Exhibition, Beaux Arts Gallery Brampton, October 19 to November 12
    • FCA Chapter Challenge Online Exhibition, September 1 to September 30
    • FCA Toronto’s Summer Pleasures Exhibition, Etobicoke Civic Centre’s Art Gallery, June 28 to August 4
    • FCA’s Small Exhibition, Federation  Gallery, April 5 to April 17
    • FCA Toronto’s Spring Thaw, Art of Emotions Gallery, March 17th to April 16
  • Society of Canadian Artists (SCA): Elected Members’ Juried Exhibition, Viva Vida Art Gallery and Art Centre, Pointe-Claire, QC, October 1 to 15


  • Oil Painters of America (OPA):
    • 2021 Spring Salon, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville Georgia, June 10 to August 7
  • International Guild of Realism (IGOR)
    • 2021 Spring Salon Online Exhibition, March to May
    • 2021 Fall Salon Online Exhibition, October to December
  • Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and FCA Toronto
    • FCA Active Members Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, January
    • FCA Success! Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, April
    • Spring Forward Open Juried Exhibition, May
    • Show-up Show Live Exhibition, Art of Emotions Gallery, Toronto September
  • Society of Canadian Artists (SCA):
    • 2021 Open International Online Juried Exhibition, March to June
    • 53rd Annual Open International Juried Exhibition, online, July to September
    • 2021 Elected Members Juried Exhibition, Gallery 78, Fredericton NB, September to October
    • BC Culture Days Exhibition, September to October
  • Ontario Society of Artists (OSA):
    • 2021 Open International Juried Exhibition, May
  • Paint Ontario 2021, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend Ontario, September
  • Art of Emotions Gallery, Toronto
    • Joy of Summer Exhibition, August
    • Faded by Beautiful Exhibition, October


  • FCA Toronto Open National Juried Exhibition, online, December
  • FCA Bella, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, November
  • OSA 147th Open Juried Exhibition, online, November, December
  • FCA Shape and Form Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, October
  • OSA Members Exhibition of Selected Works, online, October
  • FCA Annual International Representation Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, September
  • SCA 52nd Annual Open International Juried Exhibition, online, August to October
  • FCA Small Artwork Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, August
  • FCA Toronto Summer Palette 2020, online August
  • SCA Elected Members Juried Exhibition, online July
  • FCA Vancouver Salon, Vancouver, July
  • OSA Selected Works of the OSA Eastern Hub, Parrott Gallery Belleville Ontario, June
  • FCA Landscape Exhibition, Federation Gallery, online, June
  • FCA Social Distancing Exhibition, Federation Gallery, online May


  • FCA Shape and Form Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, October
  • SCA Elected Members Exhibition, Viva Vida Art Gallery, Montreal, October
  • SCA 51st Open International Juried Exhibition, Toronto, PaperMill Gallery, August 1 to August 25
  • Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, Ontario, July 10 to Aug 9
  • FCA’s Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition (AIMAE), Vancouver, May 27 to June 16.
  • OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, Withrow Common Gallery, Toronto, May 30 to June 15.
  • “Peripheral Visions”, OSA Juried Exhibition, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, April 5 to May 25.
  • OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition, Toronto, Neilson Arts Centre, April 23 to May 12th