Pippa (nickname) was born in Ottawa to a Canadian Army Family; I travelled the world with my parents.
I met my Artist/Photographer husband, Tony, in Oakville and settled down there after graduating from U of Toronto, as a ‘POTsy’ Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. I worked for 38 years as a therapist, but spent my down time crafting and taking many art courses at Sheridan College.
I discovered my favourite passion in Tole painting and started painting on ‘anything that didn’t move’. This includes rocks from my travels, outdoor artifacts from flea markets, garage sale and antique containers.
In 2010, my husband and I retired to Ottawa and joined the local arts scene. We became involved at the Byward Market vendor group and at various craft shows in the region. In 2013 we opened a gallery in Almonte where I enjoyed expanding my passion for repurposing and reclaiming found objects. After 3 years in retail, we decided to close the shop in August 2016 and retire again to enjoy new endeavors including being grandparents to our first grandchild.
I have continued to find unique objects to paint on and will be offering one of a kind reclaimed hand painted creations. My inspiration is my garden and nature and what better time to unveil new creations than at the Maple Run Tour. Spring being one of my favourite times, my new creations will be ideal for gift giving, garden décor and special corners of your home.
All containers are varnished with indoor/outdoor acrylic varnish.
I have enjoyed working on commissions and helping to preserve other people’s treasures.
Commissions are welcome.