“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” 

~ Pablo Picasso

In my art retreats and workshops, I create a risk-free, fun and supportive environment for learners of all levels of experience to push their creative limits and discover their own artistic “voices”. Please see my upcoming offerings below.

NEW ~ Virtual Portraiture Workshop!

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, let's get together to learn to draw & paint portraits on Zoom!


Can you create an acrylic painting in just one day? You’ll amaze yourself! Each season I offer a Saturday retreat at my lake house in Val-des-Monts, for those who want to learn to visually celebrate the natural splendor of the Gatineau Hills. Participants of all levels of experience are welcome! All art supplies are provided, as well as coffee, snacks and lunch. 


Five glorious summer days just for you … give yourself permission to escape the hot city and all your day-to-day responsibilities, in order to learn skills, techniques, and self-expression while exploring a variety of art mediums. Only a 35-minute drive from downtown Ottawa, Monet Bay is a magical property on a pristine lake. All art supplies are provided, as well as coffee, snacks and lunch. 


These workshops are offered either on six Tuesday evenings at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC) on Wellington St. in Ottawa, or on two Saturdays at my lake house in Val-des-Monts. Participants will learn basic drawing techniques and skills with a variety of drawing materials and subjects. My approach is to afford each student with as many "aha" moments as possible.  


"One of the nicest things you offer is making this art form 'accessible' and creating a relaxed and comfortable environment so all your students can explore."

~ Wendy Hartley ~

"I learned so much and enjoyed every minute! I am looking at the world differently now... Everything is measured in colour and shadows and light!"

~ Kathy Saunders ~

"Your retreat was exactly what I needed to get started on doing more art for myself.”

~ Monique Doucette ~