Community is culture. 

Becoming involved in community based projects have been very rewarding experiences that build bridges, spark smiles and form everlasting friendships. 

In 2005 and 2006, I wore many hats for the first ever circumnavigation of the globe by only human power which was achieved by Colin Angus and joined in part by his now wife, Julie. I was their Media Manager during the expedition. I pursued media globally, successfully resulting in several world wide publications in print, web and television (Namely, Discovery Channel and obtained Julie’s first glossy women’s magazine spread in Venus Magazine which led to her first book publishing deal). For their Banff Film Festival Award Winning documentary, Beyond the Horizon, I was their Music Supervisor and I wrote the original score.  I also obtained title sponsorship for them from Truestar Health who provided significant financial support and nutritional supplements.  Other tasks for the expedition included:  • Provided ocean weather reports • Coordinated a greeting from media, a photoshoot and Truestar product delivery upon their St. Lucia arrival • Organized a film screening fundraiser in Hamilton with significant silent auction items, catered food, Julie Angus as guest speaker, and presented the expeditioners documentaries • Designed the welcome back ceremonies print collateral and assisted the title sponsor at the ceremonies

In 2005 and 2006, I wore many hats for the first ever circumnavigation of the globe by only human power which was achieved by Colin Angus and joined in part by his now wife, Julie. I was their Media Manager during the expedition. I pursued media globally, successfully resulting in several world wide publications in print, web and television (Namely, Discovery Channel and obtained Julie’s first glossy women’s magazine spread in Venus Magazine which led to her first book publishing deal). For their Banff Film Festival Award Winning documentary, Beyond the Horizon, I was their Music Supervisor and I wrote the original score.
I also obtained title sponsorship for them from Truestar Health who provided significant financial support and nutritional supplements.

Other tasks for the expedition included:
• Provided ocean weather reports
• Coordinated a greeting from media, a photoshoot and Truestar product delivery upon their St. Lucia arrival
• Organized a film screening fundraiser in Hamilton with significant silent auction items, catered food, Julie Angus as guest speaker, and presented the expeditioners documentaries
• Designed the welcome back ceremonies print collateral and assisted the title sponsor at the ceremonies

From 2013 to 2014, my visual art and illustrative works were available for purchase on my own wall space at Lister Arts in Hamilton’s James North Arts district within Canada's oldest arcade, the Lister Block. Buyers of my art during that time were from the Netherlands, Zimbabwe and Canada.

From 2013 to 2014, my visual art and illustrative works were available for purchase on my own wall space at Lister Arts in Hamilton’s James North Arts district within Canada's oldest arcade, the Lister Block. Buyers of my art during that time were from the Netherlands, Zimbabwe and Canada.

In 2002, I was the Production Coordinator and Graphic Designer for Toronto’s First Fringe Jazz Festival which evolved into the Distillery Jazz Festival. My tasks included creating the 100 page website, designing festival ads, the 80 page festival programme and brochures. I also recorded and mixed the Fringe Jazz slogan for radio, conducted administrative work and basic bookkeeping and managed communications with musicians and volunteers.

In 2002, I was the Production Coordinator and Graphic Designer for Toronto’s First Fringe Jazz Festival which evolved into the Distillery Jazz Festival. My tasks included creating the 100 page website, designing festival ads, the 80 page festival programme and brochures. I also recorded and mixed the Fringe Jazz slogan for radio, conducted administrative work and basic bookkeeping and managed communications with musicians and volunteers.

Other community involvement: 

Mini horse walker (2018-2019)
Walk and bond with mini horses.

T.E.A.D. The Equestrian Association For The Disabled (2008-2010) 
I assisted people of all ages and levels of disabilities to ride equestrian and take and groom the horses. 

Title Sponsor for the 2004 Hamilton Music Awards
Designed the branding for the HMA, HMS and September Seventh Entertainment; Designed all collateral including advertisements, programme, posters and signs; Created motion graphics for the big screen winner announcements at the award ceremonies.

Interactive Presenter, FlashinTO (2003)
Featured woman in Flash design and development; Gave a Flash presentation focused on fionasmyth.com which won a web design award and won Fiona an art residency in Taipei, Taiwan. 

The Drive To Survive Charity Golf Tournament, Nobleton Lakes Golf & Country Club (1999-2002)
I was proud to volunteer my ideas and time. During these four annual events, we successfully raised $136,000 for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario.  
The tournaments were MC'd by Toronto's CITY TV personality, the late Mark Daley and our auctions were MC'd by NHL retiree, Daryl Sittler. We had live music at lunch by Selwyn Gomes and during our cocktail hour. We featured many prizes from a year lease for a BMW convertible, large cash prizes, a sail boat, and various smaller prizes.


Creativity is all.

Here are various samples of my personal artwork and sketchbook drawings. As you can see, I enjoy dabbling in various art mediums including ink, pencil, acrylic, oil, encaustic, clay, and more. I am always creating something and so be sure to check back here for any artistic updates. Contact me if you like something here and we can work something out.

Blind Contour Drawings

Rafael Without Looking

Blind contour charcoal drawing of Rafael who was a fellow that taught me how to latin dance at the Toronto club, El Convento Rico, 1997.

Jonah Without Looking

Blind contour of an audience member at one of my live musical performances in 1996.

Jari Without Looking

Blind contour of Jari, a fingernail embossing artist from Pakistan and resided in Hamilton. 1994

Hold On

Blind contour self portrait, 1998

Chris Without Looking

Blind contour of a movie extra on the Molly Shannon film, Superstar in 1998.

Phil Without Looking

Blind contour of Phil from the Canadian rock band, 5440 in 1996 when he came out to see one of my live musical performances.

 

digital & multi-medium

Pomegranate Love Heart

2013 digital art and encaustic on wood

Doe in Garden

2013 digital and encaustic on wood

Birth Growth Flight

2013 digital and encaustic on wood

Dream

2013 digital and encaustic on wood

Passion

2013 digital and encaustic on wood

Tante Aurore

2013 digital and encaustic on wood

Perfect Day

2013 digital, encaustic, fabric on canvas

Twist

1993 digital art

 

Drawings 

1234567 How many days until I get to Heaven?

1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

One Two Buckle My Shoe

1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

Get Down To The Root

1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

Red Violin

1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

Wise Man

1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

Smoke Smog Smut

1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

Maniac

1998 ink on paper

Beat

1998 ink on paper

Moon Man Beat

1995 ink on handmade paper

Spaceship Yo-Yo Man

1994 ink on line paper. I remember drawing this during a digital theory class. Doodling is proven to help amplify ones focus!

Horse   1998 coloured pencils on paper

Horse

1998 coloured pencils on paper

Two Faced   1994 graphite on paper

Two Faced

1994 graphite on paper

Moving On

1997 ink on paper

Red and Blue   1998 coloured pencils on paper

Red and Blue

1998 coloured pencils on paper

2X

1997 ink on paper

Worm Hole Fairy Man

1998 ink on paper

Swim in the Breeze Bird Woman

1998 ink on paper

Earth   1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

Earth

1998 ink and coloured pencils on paper

 

Paintings

Pixie

2000 acrylic on canvas

Blue

2000 acrylic on canvas

Jazz Bar

2000 acrylic on canvas

Blue Girl

2000 acrylic on canvas

GIrl

2000 acrylic on canvas

Heaven

1993 acrylic and paper on acrylic

Cupid and Man Sleeping

2001 oil paint on cardboard shoe box lid. Inspired by a painting I saw at the Louvre.

2 Faces

2000 watercolour on paper

Golden Windows   1992 guache on paper

Golden Windows

1992 guache on paper

Beat

2013 enamel on metal

Kiss

1998 oil pastel on canvas

Into the Night   1998 watercolour on paper

Into the Night

1998 watercolour on paper

Alien

1998 oil pastel on canvas

Bistro

2000 watercolour on paper