I strive for a balance in my work that I find lacking in the world.  To try to keep an equilibrium is the most satisfying state of being.  Yet to create tension is also part of the process. I tend to follow lines of thought until they are played out and then rarely go back to them, done is done.

In the restoration and healing of damaged and flawed materials, I look to highlight the breakage and find the beauty in the midst of ruin. I try to take damage and deterioration and re balance the work until a state of equilibrium can be achieved. 

In life, this is the essence of resilience, also reflecting the philosophy of wabi-sabi; embracing the flaws and imperfections of the human  experience.  


There is satisfaction in combining materials that do not naturally mix.  Lately my work ponders these contrived relationships.




As a young child, I immigrated to Ontario. My father began the first plaster mold cast foundry in Toronto, Pattern Matchplate Ltd., the first year we came to Canada. Ironically enough, this was located on McCaul Street on the site facing the present Art Galley of Ontario. This foundry has dominated most of my life in one form or another.

I attended York University, and studied Fine Arts and History of Art. Along the way I turned to teaching to make a living and was a secondary school visual art department head/curriculum leader and administrator. During this time, I have continued my work in sculpture and some painting.

Although my middle name could be ‘hiatus’, I have again resumed working and thinking about those images that never seem to leave me. Some works, I have begun 10 or more years ago and have finally solved their riddle; others continue to take shape in my mind. I live near Orangeville and have set up my studio there





Newmarket Juried Art Show 2024

Fall Festival Juried Art Show  2023


Newmarket Juried Art Show 2022

Headwaters Arts Gallery, "The View from Here" 2022


Headwaters Arts Gallery, "Raising the Bar" 2021

 John B Aird Gallery, SCULPTURE_2021

Headwaters Arts Gallery, "Relaunch 2021"

 Newmarket Art Gallery, "Winter Show"   2021


Headwater's Arts Gallery,  "In the Mix" group virtual exhibit 2020

Newmarket Juried Art Show 2020 


Artist Coop Owen Sound,  Guest Artist,  2018


The Art Gallery of Peel, "Entropy New Work",    1996


Cornelius Parkway Arts Centre, North York Group Exhibition, 1993


Cyril Clark Art Centre, solo show, 1990

Round Up, Niagara Street, Toronto, 1989


IDA Gallery, " Surfacing",  1988

IDA Gallery, New works in sculpture,   1987



York University, BFA

Visual Arts Specialist Edu




  L.L. Odette Sculpture Award


 Publications October 2022


Orangeville Citizen, November 2021
Headwaters Arts, e-flash July 2021
John B Aird, SCULPTURE_2021