Welcome to my website. I love painting the Muskoka and Haliburton landscape, especially on location. My favourite medium is oil paint. When the weather is miserable, I stay home and paint abstracts or still life in my boathouse on Shoe Lake, near Dorset, Ontario.
I have always painted. While I studied art at the University of Guelph, at the Haliburton School of the Arts, and with many noted North American artists, it's really just painting every day that has taught me the most.
As a teen, I travelled throughout Europe and the Middle East and lived in Crete, Greece and studied in Paris, where I was bombarded with great art. I was raring to make art of my own. It took me a while to come around to doing that seriously. When I came back to Canada, I studied language and literature, taught high school, married Brad Johnson, moved to the boonies, raised four kids in the wilderness, often educating them myself. But all through those years, I painted whenever I could, and, when I couldn't, I dreamt of painting. Today, I paint full time from November to May. In the summer, my kids and I own and run a wood-fired pizzeria in Dorset. pizzaonearth.ca has its own website.
If you want to see more of my work, you can email me or phone me to visit my studio in the off season. Some pieces are in the Britton Gallery in Bracebridge, some at the Eclipse Gallery at Deerhurst in Huntsville. This summer I will be particapating in two group shows. shows around the province which are posted on my website and social media. More reliably, my paintings are at my own gallery at Pizza on Earth in Dorset, It is open May - September.