I'm a realist painter,carver and textile artist.
I was born in Zweibruchen, Germany in the mid fifties, while my father was stationed there with the Royal Canadian Air Force. My family and husbands’ aviation background has allowed me to experience many parts of Canada and the United States.
After military life we spent 8 years developing a diversified livestock business in the foothills of Alberta. Economics and opportunity sent us back to B.C.
I now live in Maple Ridge with my husband and close to my two adult children.
Over the years I have augmented my knowledge and skills through workshops and continuing education courses. I am a member of the Federation of Canadian Artist: Fraser Valley Chapter with Active Status,Garibaldi Art Club and other Vancouver Art Communities.
Painting mediums are Acrylics and Water-colours. My other interests are photography, woodcarving, assemblage art, textile arts, native artifacts, home renovations and out of doors activities. I am also a certified interior decorator and accomplished seamstress/upholsterer.
Some of my original paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain and United States.
PRESENT SHOWS 2013
FCA: Fraser Valley Chapter Art Show. Semiahmoo Arts Centre, 4600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, B.C. May 3 - May 31
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour, May 4 & 5th 10am to 4pm
Garibaldi Spring Juried Art Show, Maple Ridge, B.C. April 19,20,21st.
ArtSpacific, Delta Arts Council, Delta, B.C April 4- 13th * Awarded BEST OF SHOW
Maple Ridge Art Walk July 20 - 22 and Maple Ridge Art Market July 28th
FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS- FRASER VALLEY CHAPTER SHOW, CHILLIWACK, B.C.
* AWARDED 2ND PLACE & PEOPLES CHOICE
GARIBALDI JURIED SPRING SHOW, MAPLE RIDGE, B.C.
* AWARDED 3RD PLACE
ARTSPACIFIC 2012 ART SHOW, DELTA, B.C.
FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS, Juried, Landscape Show, Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright St., Granville Island,Vancouver, B.C. Dates: Feb18 - Mar 9th, 2012
GARIBALDI ART CLUB OF MAPLE RIDGE,FALL ART SHOW. NOV 18 - 20TH,2011
ART FOCUS ARTIST'S ASSOCIATION,PORT COQUITLAM,FALL ART SHOW. NOV 18 - 20TH, 2011
GARIBALDI ART CLUB OF MAPLE RIDGE, SPRING JURIED SHOW APRIL 2011
* AWARD BEST IN SHOW: "Wet Alley"
* AWARD 3RD PLACE: "Beneath the Aspens"
* AWARD HONORABLE MENTION: "Skiff"
FRASER VALLEY 1ST BIENNALE 2011 (June - Sept)
Juried in exhibition @ the Kariton Art Gallery, Abbotsford, B.C.
Juried in exhibition @ the Municipal Hall in Langley, B.C.