Awards and Distinctions


  • 2003 Toy Council of Canada Award - For best children’s book in Canada of 2003, chosen by readers, for Marigold’s Wings (Key Porter).
  • 2002 International Order of the Daughters of England (IODE) Award, Toronto - For best children’s book by a Toronto resident for A Drop of Gold (Annick Press, 2002).
  • 2001 Storytelling Award from an international publication, Storeytelling World published in Tennessee, USA - Storytelling award for Two Lazy Bears from Bear Tales (Annick Press, 2000)
  • 2001 USA Skipping Stones Award - Awarded by Skipping Stones (a multicultural and ecological magazine) for the most outstanding nature book for young readers for What’s the Difference (Annick Press 2001).
  • 1999 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award, USA - For The Last Straw (Key Porter, 1998).
  • 1997 Applied Arts Magazine Award, Toronto, Canada - For book illustration awarded for Beetle Bedlam (Key Porter, 1997).
  • 1996 National Library of Canada (NLC) Purchase, Ottawa, Canada - Purchase by the Music Department of the NLC of the complete body of original artwork of Rockanimals (Scholastic, 1991).
  • 1991 Pereformance by North York Symphony of Orchestranimals as a children’s musical using overhead slides of art to visually tell the story
  • 1982 Canada Council Award (Now referred to as the Governor General’s Award) - For best illustration in a children’s book in Canada for ABC/123: The Canadian Alphabet and Counting Book (Hurtig, 1982).
  • 1980 Runner-Up for the Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award - For illustration for Great Canadian Adventure Stories (Hurtig, 1979).
  • 1979 Runner-Up for the Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award - For illustration for Great Canadian Animal Stories (Hurtig, 1978).
  • 1966 Academic Award from the Society of Illustrators

Government Commissions


  • 2006-2007 Canada Post - Border art for 2 commemorative stamps: Jasper National Park & Terra Nova National Park
  • 1992 Parks Canada - Two paintings of natural habitats and idealized landscapes for permanent exhibition and way finding signage in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
  • 1985 Parks Canada - Eight paintings of natural habitats and idealized landscapes for permanent exhibition Kouchibouquac National Park, New Brunswick

Exhibitions


  • 2009-10 Nature on Main St. Warkworth, ON
  • 2009 Showcase Gallery, Spirit of The Hills, group show, Cobourg, ON
  • 2008 Townsend Gallery, one man show, Warkworth, ON
  • 2007-08 Eclectic Mix, Warkworth, ON
  • 2007 Belleville Public Gallery, Spirit of The Hills, group show, Belleville, ON
  • 2005 Paul Portelli Gallery, one man show, Warkworth, ON