My 2012 painting Big Lots appears as the jacket art for Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman’s brilliant play Guarded Girls, published by Playwrights Canada Press

Description: The stories and experiences of three imprisoned women and a guard intertwine in dramatic and dangerous ways, as the psychological destruction that is solitary confinement taunts each of their lives.

Nineteen-year-old Sid is transferred to a new prison, finding friendship with her cellmate Britt, but she also forms a complicated relationship with a guard who seems to be watching their every move. In another time, an older inmate named Kit talks to an unseen audience about a coming visitor and how she’ll stop at nothing to see them, even if that means bringing down the entire prison system. In another place, three girls wait as visitors, each one thinking about the complicated positions their mothers are in.

At times playful and mysterious, Guarded Girls is about the stories we tell to survive, and how the same stories can also destroy us.

I'm happy to have my piece, "Lost at the Gateway II" in this year's 'Why the @#&! Do You Paint?', the annual painting show at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel. The opening reception of #WTFDYP2019 is on October 10th 7-10pm in the 2nd Floor Gallery. 

Artists: Charly Baxter, Ange Beever, Danielle Clarke, Olivia Di Gregorio, Pauline Gladstone, Josh Juett, B.A. Lampman, Megan Ellen MacDonald, Noelle Feodora Mok, Kristin Palombo, Kayla Polan, Susan Pollock, Rebecca Proppe, Vivian Rashotte, Amanda Rhodenizer, Bianca Roco, Diego de la Rosa, Margaux Smith, Shannon Taylor-Jones, Matthew Thomas, Kim Wilkie, David Willis

Curators: Spencer J Harrison + Lukus Toane

The Larger Forgetting, the 2018 collaboration with poet Laurie D. Graham, has been reviewed in the Summer 2019 issue of Arc Poetry Magazine.

Study for Nature in Nature, a work on paper from 2018's 'The Brain is wider than the Sky' exhibition at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery - has been donated for their Black & Gold art auction this year! Visit to get tickets for this year's gala fundraiser on Thursday 17 October for your chance to bid on this, or another beautiful work by a local painter.


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