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Born in Windsor Ontario, I studied commercial art at George Brown College and continued studying art as a part time student at various studios and schools in Toronto including OCAD. I worked for several years professionally in advertising and design, as a graphic artist.


During these years I was never far from a canvas and always had a painting on the go. I worked in oils, watercolours, acrylics, printmaking, life drawing and pottery, but always returned to oils. Because of the richness and luminosity, I continued to develop my skills in oils and have stayed with them since the 1990’s.


Since moving to Georgetown Ontario in 2011, I have been able to focus exclusively on painting. I have been in numerous solo, group and juried shows, in 2015 I became an Elected Member of the Colour and Form Society and the Society of Canadian Artists and eventually became an Executive Board Member. In 2019 I became an Elected Member of the Ontario Society of Artists.


The subject matter of my work is the landscape where my style has evolved from realism into contemporary impressionism. After I was selected as Artist in Residence in 2016 at the Red Door Gallery in Georgetown, I was then selected as a studio artist at Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre. I am currently in the Stone Building at Williams Mill where I work and welcome the public. My originals and prints are enjoyed across Canada, the United states and around the world

Juried Shows:


Ontario Society of Artists - 2020 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, Oct.1st to Oct.31st, 2020 Society of Canadian Artists - 2020 Online International Juried Exhibition – All three of my submissions were accepted March 15 to June 15, 2020.

Paula White Diamond Gallery - Big Ideas Show, Waterloo Ontario Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, 2020

Julia Veenstra - Square Foot Show - 2019, Hamilton Ontario

Ontario Society Of Artists - New Members Show - Neilson Park Creative Centre - Toronto, 2019

Arts on the Credit – 3 day Juried arts festival, Port Credit Mississauga On. - 2018

Ontario Society of Artists - 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2017

SCA 48th Open National Juried Exhibition of Large Works - Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, 2016

Beaux-Arts Brampton - Wildlife Show – Brampton Ontario - 2016

Lakeshore Arts 23rd through the Eyes of the Artist Show at Toronto - 2016

SCA Elected Members Exhibition – 2015, Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, ON - 2015

Colour and Form Society - 63rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition - 2015

Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre - Juried Group Show 2015  

Helson Gallery - Juried Show - ‘Locally Grown’ - 2015,

Lakeshore Arts 22nd Annual Juried Show, Through the Eyes of an Artist - 2015

Red Door Gallery - Red Door Gallery Inaugural Juried Show - 2015

Fine Arts Society of Milton 3rd Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition - 2015

Colour and Form Society - 62nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition - 2014

Headwaters Arts Festival - the SGI Centre, Alton Ontario.- 2014

Colour & Form Society Biennial Art Exhibition, Todmorden Mills, Toronto - 2014

Helson Gallery - Juried Show - ‘Locally Grown’, Georgetown Ontario - 2014

Lakeshore Arts 21st Annual Juried Show, Through the Eyes of an Artist Assembly Hall, Toronto - 2014

Beaux-Arts Brampton - Open Juried Fine Art & Photography Show Brampton Ontario- 2014

Fine Arts Society of Milton “From Heart to Hand”, Holcim Gallery, Milton Ontario – 2014

McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Plein Air Show - 2014

Headwaters Arts Gallery - Juried Show - “Faces, Places and Spaces” - 2014

Cultural Roundtable Symposium – Halton Hills Cultural Centre, Georgetown Ontario - 2013

Button Factory - Waterloo Community Arts Centre - Annual Juried Show - 2013

Arts on the Credit - 3 day Juried arts festival, Port Credit Mississauga On - 2013

337 Sketch Gallery Juried Group Show, Hamilton Ontario - 2012

Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre - Juried Group Show, Fergus Ontario- 2012


Solo Exhibitions:

Natural World - Solo Exhibition, Red Door Gallery - March 12 to April 4th, 2015

127 Mill Street, Georgetown, ON, L7G 2C7

Millcroft Inn - Solo, Juried Exhibition of my work from June 16th to July 28th 2014 -

55 John St, Village of Alton - Caledon, ON L7K 0C4

Mohawk Inn - Solo Art Show July 1st to October 1st, 2013, 9230 Guelph Line Campbellville, Ontario


Group Exhibition:

Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre Gallery - The Nature of Canada, June – July 2017

Party of Eight, "Spring Into Summer" – Halton Hills Summer 2016

Beaux-Arts Brampton - Colour and Form Society - New Members Show,

August 4th to August 15th, 2015, 70-74 Main Street North, Brampton, ON

Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre Gallery - ‘Journey Revealed’ – The paintings of 4 artists, March 6th to March 17th 2013, 515 Main Street Glen Williams (Halton Hills), ON L7G 3S9

Main Street Inn - Christmas Group Show - 2012

Credit Valley Artisans - Pallet & Pencil Group Show - Mail Street Inn - 2011 



Giorgio M. Della Rocca Integrity in Art Award

Lakeshore Arts 21st Annual Juried Show - Through the Eyes of an Artist 2014

2'nd Prize - 'Georgeview Breakfast' - 2 x 2 Show, Colour and Form Society, February 2017



Westmount Gallery, 88 Advance Rd., Toronto Ontario 2016 - Present

Corporate Collections

Milton Public Library - Sherwood Branch

Family Optical - Georgetown




  • Ontario Society of Artists - Elected Member - 2019 - present

  • Society of Canadian Artists - Elected Member - 2015 - present

  • Colour and Form Society - Elected Member - 2015 - present

Art-related Professional Experience

  • Social Media Editor - Williams Mill Creative Arts Studios - 2019

  • Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre - Studio Artist 2017 - present

  • Juror - Kloepfer Gallery - The Guelph Creative Arts Association - July 31, 2018

  • Colour and Form Society - Executive Board 2016 to 2018

  • New Membership Chair - Colour and Form Society 2015 to 2018

  • Artist in Residence - Red Door Gallery - 2016

  • Advisory Board, Social Media Administrator - Red Door Gallery - 2015 -2016

  • Oil painting instruction - 2009 to January 2015

  • Willow Park Ecology Centre - demonstration and workshop, Norval Ontario 2015




  • Niagara Escarpment View, “The Red Door Opens, Paintings by Shelley Newman”, Spring 2015

  • The Independent Free Press Online, “Red Door Gallery opens new show tonight”


  • Neighbours in the Glen, “Natural World, Iconic Landscapes of Cottage Country” , Spring 2015

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Visit me in the historic Stone Building