Bio

Active member of
The Federation of Canadian Artists

I was born and raised in England and have always been interested in creating art. After highschool I completed a two year Art Foundations course at Coventry College of Art which included painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles and art history. I went on to complete a three year course in textile design and history of costume at West Sussex College of Art and Design, graduating with a Diploma in Printed Textiles Design.

I moved to Canada in 1973 and continued to explore various art media while raising a family. I began focusing on painting in 2007, painting mostly in acrylics. My works include landscapes, still lifes, flowers and I have been known to do the occasional portrait.

I now live with my husband in White Rock, BC. where I also offer classes in my home-based studio.

Painting, for me, is a way of appreciating and discovering more about the world around me. Being engaged in the exciting and sometimes exasperating process of understanding light and colour brings me great satisfaction.

STUDIO TOURS

7th Annual Peninsula Art Tour, September 24 & September 25, 2016

6th Annual Peninsula Art Tour, September 26 & September 27, 2015

5th Annual Peninsula Art Tour, September 27 & September 28, 2014

4th Annual Peninsula Art Tour, November 30 & December 1, 2013

1st Annual North Delta Studio Stomp, October 5 & 6, 2013

3rd Annual Peninsula Art Tour, December 1 & 2, 2012

2nd Annual Peninsula Art Tour, December 3 & 4, 2011

1st Annual Peninsula Art Tour, December 4 & 5, 2010

EXHIBITIONS

“Canvas Unbound”. Federation of Canadian Artists group show, Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. April 12 to April 24 13, 2016. ‘Ascending Circles’.

“Landscapes”. Federation of Canadian Artists group show, Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. February 17 to March 6, 2015. ‘Oregon Dawn’

“A Feast for the Eyes: Explore Food through Art”. Juried group show, White Rock Community Centre Gallery. January 11 to February 12, 2014.
Third place award – ‘Chocolate Layer Cake’. People’s Choice Award, ‘Black Forest Cake’.

Solo Show, Semiahmoo Library, South Surrey. February 1 to 28, 2013.

“Still Life”. Federation of Canadian Artists group show, Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. May 15 to May 27, 2012. ‘Hand-Me-Down’

“Canvas Unbound”. Federation of Canadian Artists group show, Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. May 1 to May 13, 2012. ‘Wetlands’

Solo Show. Small Ritual Coffee Society, Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC. April 26 to May 24, 2012

“Our World in Motion” group show. Semiahmoo Arts Gallery, Surrey, BC. (Community Arts Council of White Rock & District). June 2 to June 23, 2011

“Landscapes”. Federation of Canadian Artists group show. Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. Feb 22 to March 6, 2011. ‘Tuscan Home’.

“Our World as We Know It” SSWRAS group show. Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC. August 4 to November 29, 2010

“The Secret Life Of Flowers” two-woman show. Performance Works Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. July 9 to September 1, 2010

Regular South Surrey, White Rock Art Society group shows.