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paintsI identify with my art. To me it is relaxing, interesting and a challenge all at the same time. I am spending more and more time just visualizing ideas.

The process of creativity is what always drives me. Shapes, colours, textures and patterns capture my imagination. Vancouver Island, with its oceans, forests, mountains and farms, is a spectacular showcase and it’s where I live and where I get my inspiration.

For the past 25 years I have been living and working on our farm on the Saanich Peninsula.  Gardens, sheep, chickens and a vineyard have been a central part of my life.  Being engulfed in rural life, I have spent many hours working outside, especially in our vineyard. Related to that, I was a partner and art director at Starling Lane Winery. 

Work experiences include computer graphics in business and education, and video and television production. I filmed and directed the documentry Evolution of a Sculpture about the creative process, produced at Shaw Cable in Victoria. I have taught art in Santa Barbara and Toronto. Locally I have taught at Cedar Hill Secondary, St. Michaels University School and at the University of Victoria.  Most recently, I joined the Canadian Whiskey Painters - a group of artists focusing on small watercolours.

I hold a teaching credential and a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master's degree in Art Education from the University of Victoria. I am a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

My art is displayed in a number of private homes in Canada and the United States. I have participated in a variety of regional art shows. These include the Sooke Art Show, Sidney Fine Art Show, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria Community Arts Show, Moss Street Paint-In and juried exhibitions with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

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