Art has been a lifetime hobby for me. I have attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Instituto Allende in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. My work has been included in shows at the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, City Hall of North Vancouver and the North Vancouver Art Council Gallery on Lonsdale. I won 2nd price in a juried competition in North Vancouver and have sold some pieces through the North Vancouver Arts Council Art on Loan program and the Hornby Island Arts Council. I have shown my work at the Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery on Granville island, the North Shore Arts Council Gallery and my work is in the collection of the Fraser Health Authority.
Some of my work was informed by my past day job in the health care sector. I used recycled materials from health care, from thrift stores and the recycling bin. I have used a variety of media including collage, encaustic, papier mache, found objects, alcohol ink and watercolours. My art work is part of my happiness project.
I am inspired by the physical environment around me and by the surprise and amusement that people experience when they see my work. Every piece tells a story. Sometimes it is mystery and sometimes it is the viewer’s story.