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

studio

Biography

Contact

Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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

New Directions
Interiors
Shopfronts

Still Life Gouache

Book Illustration

Heraldry



 

  Morning Coffee Emily Taking Orders End of Shift
Annette Taking Orders Hotel Bonnard The Red Jacket
The Anniversary 1 The Anniversary 2 Emily Serving Coffee

I was initially inspired to begin painting this series by the hardworking waitresses in the dining room of The Opinicon, Chaffey's Locks, Ontario. Since the age of nine, I have attended an annual family reunion at this former hunting and fishing lodge. The waitresses, unchanging over the years in their white uniforms and floral aprons, have become a part of my personal history.

My own past work includes waitressing. Having experienced both sides of the scenario, my intent is to create a body of work that celebrates the patience and perseverance of servers, the people they serve and the environment in which they work.

This collection was displayed at the Ottawa Art Gallery in 2005.