Art for Giving and Receiving
As a young child I loved to draw, paint and make things. I loved to be outside exploring the woods and fields and rivers near our homes. We lived in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and BC .
My mother, was a talented painter, crafter, sewing maven and could make just about anything! To this day, my memories of her focus and dedication to creating beautiful things inspires me.
My educational path was focused on science and math, leading to work in the healthcare and business development fields. Time for art making was carved out of a busy life. I became a constant advocate for artists and their contributions to a knowledgeable society.
I served as Governor for the Alberta College of Art, as a Director with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and worked with many professional artists in the development of their niche.
I enjoy working with different mediums such as clay, acrylics, resin and inks. This exploration informs my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
Kirikane (截金) is a Japanese decorative technique using gold leaf, silver leaf, platinum leaf cut into lines, diamonds and triangles.
It inspires me to use metallics as a thoughtful aspect in my current work.
Capturing the light is everything! As a painter and maker, it is always the light and the dancing reflections that I remember most about any location. It is my inspiration.
Its elusive quality can transform a figure or a landscape in just a matter of seconds. I strive to convey that sense of place by capturing its fleeting magic.”
Now, I have the time to explore and play again!
My grandson, inspires me with his fresh perspectives and keen eye that sees the world around him.