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I am a dedicated plein air painter. Daily I can step my door right into the rich Algonquin landscape of Eastern Ontario to paint. My heart also leads me on adventurous painting trips to Canada’s Eastern Arctic, Greenland, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska and deep into the American Southwest.
In the 1970’s I was a weaver of tapestries but changed to oils in 1998. Although largely self-taught, my major influences are my father, Arctic artist Maurice Haycock, and his long time painting partner A.Y. Jackson of the Canadian Group of Seven. Their paintings and stories filled my world as I was growing up.
Through my art I invite the viewer to share an intimate connection with the landscape. My fresh emotional reaction is intuitive, expressed in beguiling nuances of colours, rhythmic compositions and playful brushwork. Back home I develop concepts and themes into larger canvases in my Woodland Studio, a restored log barn.
I love to exhibit in solo and juried group shows across Canada. My paintings are featured in numerous books and publications including “Wild Women, Painters of the Wilderness”. And I am represented in public and commercial galleries and in private, public and corporate collections across Canada and internationally.
As a committed supporter of conservation, I always donate a portion of art sales to environmental foundations.