Currently crows and dancers are my concern and focus. I am experimenting with incised drawings and figurative work. The tension between figures in relationship intrigues me.
My drawing has been influenced by the drawings of Ann Kipling and the energy she is able to capture in her use of line.
My desire to paint and draw is triggered by a response to my environment and the energy I feel there. “Place” is the catalyst in my work. I collect images and after much musing and cogitation, the paintings and drawings emerge in my studio. The works I produce range from figurative to landscape and abstraction in media that seem to suit the current project – usually water based.
I was born in Regina Saskatchewan and travelled quite extensively as a child with my family, receiving most of my education in Edmonton Alberta following which I taught Art in elementary schools in Alberta for several years. I have lived in Vernon British Columbia since 1981, working at Okanagan University College in the library as well as helping to establish the Galloping Goose Artists’ Co-operative. More recently I have helped to found the North Okanagan Artists Alternative and Gallery Vertigo in Vernon BC.
I received a BFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton as well as a Professional Diploma in Education. More recently I obtained a certificate in desktop publishing from Okanagan University College.
My work has been exhibited in two solo shows, one at the Vernon Art Gallery, as well as many group and juried shows.
I currently work out of my studio in Vernon BC.