“Selected highlights of my professional life begin with Fine Arts studies in Norway, Switzerland, Italy and Canada, and graduation as an Associate, with Honours, from the Ontario College of Art (AOCA’83). As a professional actor (Caravan Farm Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, National Arts Centre English Theatre, Stratford Festival of Canada), singer (John Millard and Happy Day, Sweet Session, Stranger Still), and visual artist for 36 years, I integrate the expressive modalities of theatre, music, movement, improvisation, dreamwork and visual arts in my on-going studio and performance practice, as experienced in the interdisciplinary arts presentation, The Path Home: An Evening of Celebration Through the Labyrinth in Sound, Song, and Movement, Gallery 345, Toronto. My visual artworks have been featured at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, in juried exhibits (Toronto Inside Art Expo, The Queen West Art Crawl, The Artscape Distillery Outdoor Exhibit) and most recently in my solo art shows, “Sonnet 60” and “Collagiality Series 2020-21: Visual Meditations on Distance and Relations”, at The Peter MacKendrick Community Gallery and Children’s Art Studio, respectively, at Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto.
I am grateful to Shafagh Hadavi for this unique and timely opportunity in my art-making career. The VisualEars invitation to listen closely and bring what I hear into sight via my hands, brushes, and paint has provided me with a complete and fulfilling artistic experience. It is an experience I’m coming to articulate as my process of heartfully associative and emotionally embodied arts practice.”