Current Work
Raising Stanley
StoryTellers Nuit Blanche (2013)
Official Portrait of Michaëlle Jean
27th Governor General of Canada (2012)
tea/leaves (2010)
Afghanistan (2007-09)
(Canadian Forces Artist Program)
Blanche Dot Doris (2008)
Doris (2008-10)
Marjorie (2006-07)
Cut (2005-07)

Assortment (2009-2015)

guest artist
Barbara Bailey

Triage book

Exhibitions & news




Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Past Series
Are You Being Served? small 2005
Are You Being Served? 2004-05
New Directions

Still Life Gouache

Book Illustration


people in my life
Familiar Faces (1999-2001)


In the Canadian legal system, cameras are not allowed into the courtroom. Working as a freelance courtroom artist for Global Television or CBC is a test of both my confidence and draughtsmanship - to capture a likeness under severe time contraints constitutes a challenge. The accused may appear for fifteen seconds, five minutes or, if I'm lucky, an hour. I must be prepared to create a sketch under any of these circumstances. If court is adjourned hurriedly, I complete my sketch in the lobby with the image still fresh in my mind before delivering it to the television studio.
I favour drawing the jury over the accused, they represent a more varied and colourful group of people and I'm assured of at least an hour or two of sketching time as the trial unfolds.