I have always enjoyed the arts. I took art in high school and dabbled off and on with painting as a young adult. During university, I took a few Art History classes while working toward an education degree from SFU and returned to school there to complete a post-graduate diploma in Fine Arts Education. Having 3 children and teaching full time led me to an artistic hiatus. Art has always been my escape and my stress-release. I’m happiest when I’m creating. I’ve been back in my little studio, studying and learning new techniques and creating unique acrylic paintings. I hope you love them as much as I love making them.
I use many different mediums, such acrylics, foils, glass, gold leaf, and resin. Each painting is fluid in two ways-it’s a liquid, flowing medium, as well as it’s appearance is ever-changing. It looks one way immediately after I make it, but takes its own shape as it cures and settles.
I enjoy travel in my spare time and my favourite places usually involve beaches, and/or warm weather. I particularly love our gulf island home on Mayne Island BC, the scenic drive up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego up to Oregon, and quaint little villages in Greece and Italy. Many of my pieces are directly influenced by these places.