By more fate than planning, I have worked in the three artistic disciplines of music, writing, and, in the present context, visual art.

Family legend has it that my first word was “boat”. I was introduced to boats at the age of six months at our family cottage at Pointe-au-Baril and, even before I could write, I attempted to draw boats during the purgatory of winter.  I “graduated” to painting, but it was side-lined after high school under the pressure of such other matters as university, marriage, a career, etc.

However, I re-entered the field about thirty years ago, thanks to a Christmas gift of watercolour materials, and away I went. And, yes, I painted boats – lots and lots of boats. I still do from time to time, but other subjects have attracted my attention, notably the magical seascapes of Georgian Bay and, in the last dozen years, my personal respects to our native traditions through my own interpretations of the ancient legends.

My preferred medium is watercolour because of its transparency and luminous properties, but I started working also in acrylic about six years ago. It has its own virtues, not the least of which being that if you make a mistake, you can fix it!

As to style, I am primarily a realist, but have also made excursions into Impressionism and various forms of abstraction. I hope you like what you see here – and I am always happy to consider commissions. My business is Mishipashoo Enterprises (there’s the Native thing again) and my contact is 705-774-9200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .