I am very grateful for the opportunity my art has given me to make contributions in and around my community. The joy I feel from connecting with people really rounds out the often solitary experience of being an artist. When I make a painting that goes out into a larger community, when it can help in the tremendous efforts people go to in order to make the world a better place, this feeling is amplified.


CNIB Clambake, Lake Joe Muskoka, June 2018

Rod Black as auctioneer for this year's event

The amazing Rod Black acting as auctioneer for this year's  event.

Lake Joe brings the magic of summer camp into the lives of people who are blind or partially sighted. 

My friend Tracey, Rod and I enjoying the bevies!


Here, people with sight loss and their families can enjoy the same summer pursuits as other Canadians: canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, sailing and fishing.

There were future guide dogs all over!


As well, campers have access to intensive courses that teach necessary life skills, from cooking to mobility. Lake Joe is a place where a kid can be a kid. 

Spirit in the Night


The painting 'Spirit in the Night' was purchased by Pioneer Energy  Foundation and donated back to the camp. It still makes me emotional thinking about that act of true generosity. It was a special night.

Signing the painting for the camp.


I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to be a part of the legacy of the CNIB camp and all that they do. 

A place of honour in the dining hall.


I am already looking forward to next year's event and thinking about all the ways we can get involved. Join me!!

 Visit to learn more about this vital organization.