I was born and raised in Winnipeg, and now live on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. I grew up in a artistic family and the drive to create has been with me all my life. In my twenties, after receiving my bachelor of arts degree, I moved to Victoria, and began an apprenticeship in the jewellery trade.
After over a decade of creating fine jewellery, the transition to painting was made for its total freedom of expression. Nature’s powerful beauty has been my primary source of inspiration. Working from memory and imagination, gives me the freedom to interpret and express the sense of wonder I feel for the world around me.
See below for more information regarding shows past and present.
My work can be seen at the following:
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Summer Small Works Show, June 19 - August 27, 2021 - contact AGGV Sales and Rental Program - Karen Cooper 250.384.4171
Earlier Shows/Events, Publications and Art Education:
Habitat for Humanity - "Open a Door to a Brighter Future" Victoria BC - Auction 2021 - "Through the Garden Door" acrylic on illustration board/cabinet.
Publication: International Artist Magazine: Issue 118, December/January 2018 – Finalist – Abstract/Experimental Art – “All a Flutter” 30” x 40”
"Covid Creations" - Massey Gallery - September 10 - October 10, 2020. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – contact AGGV Sales and Rental Program - Karen Cooper 250.384.4171
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. ReFind Art Auction: Habitat for Humanity, May/June, 2018 – “Filament, Flasher, Candy Wrapper” table sculpture
“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 - 2021Art 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, 2014Look - Victoria Show - 2005
Sooke Fine Art Show 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014
Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg, Psychology – other electives included Art History and Biology
Self-directed Studies: Victoria College of Art 2000-2002