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.

See below for info regarding my shows, awards and art education.

CV/EVENTS

My work can be seen at the following:

"Winter Small Works Show" - Massey Gallery - November 7, 2020 - January 31, 2021.  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”

"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 - 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