I think I was born with a pencil in my hand because I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. At university, I studied architecture and worked in the field for many years. My architectural eye has informed my art as has my (pre-Covid!) trips to Asia. As well, I have practised Tai Chi for 25 years which has strengthened my meditative and intuitive approach to painting. Four years ago I had the opportunity to start painting full time and since then have joined the Federation of Canadian Artists, been in several shows, and done painting demonstrations and workshops for local art groups.
My modern impressionist landscapes and florals, as well as my abstract paintings all come from the same place – a meditation on my love for the natural world. I think of my work as painted haikus that express an ephemeral moment and hold it up for the viewer. I have journeyed through a career in architecture, traveling and tai chi studies to come to this place in my art practice and this place in the world on Gabriola Island, B.C.