About Me

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada and have lived on the West Coast of British Columbia for over 30 years.  Painting, full-time now, for more than two decades, the drive to create has been with me all my life.  In my twenties, after receiving my bachelor of arts degree, I came out to Victoria and took an opportunity to apprentice in the jewellery trade. 

After over a decade of creating fine gold and silver jewellery, the transition to painting was made for its total freedom of expression.  Initially, I began working in watercolour and later transitioned to acrylics.  Nature’s powerful beauty has been my primary source of inspiration.

CV/EVENTS

My work can be seen at the following:

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – contact AGGV Sales and Rental Program - Karen Cooper 250.384.4171

Earlier Shows/Events, Publications and Art Education:

Publication:  International Artist Magazine:  Issue 118, December/January 2018 – Finalist Abstract/Experimental Art – “All a Flutter” 30” x 40”

ReFind Art Auction:  Habitat for Humanity, May/June, 2018 – “Filament, Flasher, Candy Wrapper” table sculpture

Eclectic Gallery, Victoria, BC – Various Shows – 2015 – 2020

Village Art Gallery, Sidney, BC – Various Shows – 2013 – 2019

Habitat for Humanity: “Take a Seat for Habitat” Victoria, BC - Auction 2016

“Art Under the Umbrellas” –  Fine Art Show, Saanich, BC - August 2016

Massey Gallery (AGGV) Love at First Glance, Feb - March 2016

Spectrum Show - Brentwood Bay Resort November 2014 - January 2015

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC) Guest Speaker - Subject: "From Botanical Watercolours to Where I am Now" May 2014

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Summer and Winter Small Works Shows 2013 - 2020

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria TD Paint-In July 2013 - 2019
 

Red Art Gallery Mystery Show, Victoria, BC 2012, 2013, 2014

Art on the Vine Show - Charity Auction 2007

Sidney Fine Art Show 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Look - Victoria Show - 2005
 

Sooke Fine Art Show 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014

Art Education: 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg, Psychology – other electives included Art History and Biology

Self-directed Studies: Victoria College of Art 2000-2002