about my art

artist profile

I was born and raised in Victoria B.C. Canada. I was lucky enough to have been exposed to many types of art expression through classes, galleries and patient teachings of my mother and grandmother. I have spent a life time of collecting inspiration with my love of travel and hiking always thinking how I can transform what I see and feel into creative energy. Later in life I worked with acrylic painting and then enrolled in a Design and Experimental stitch Diploma that catapulted me into exactly what I had been looking for in my own creative journey, a marriage of textile, paint, thread in non traditional forms.

The touch and appearance of fabric and paint has always thrilled me. I express how the world around me appears with combing multiple layers and mixing a variety of mediums to create a distinct piece of art.

I strive to piece my work together with an awareness of the imperfect, an appreciation of the old and how to give it new life. I am presently using old and new fabric or paper and manipulate them into new creations. Words that come to mind to create a new image are ragged, coarse, bumpy, flat, smooth, soft, uneven, thick “the more texture the better”.

I was born and raised in Victoria B.C. Canada. I was lucky enough to have been exposed to many types of art expression through classes, galleries and patient teachings of my mother and grandmother. I have spent a life time of collecting inspiration with my love of travel and hiking always thinking how I can transform what I see and feel into creative energy. Later in life I worked with acrylic painting and then enrolled in a Design and Experimental stitch Diploma that catapulted me into exactly what I had been looking for in my own creative journey, a marriage of textile, paint, thread in non traditional forms.

The touch and appearance of fabric and paint has always thrilled me. I express how the world around me appears with combing multiple layers and mixing a variety of mediums to create a distinct piece of art.

I strive to piece my work together with an awareness of the imperfect, an appreciation of the old and how to give it new life. I am presently using old and new fabric or paper and manipulate them into new creations. Words that come to mind to create a new image are ragged, coarse, bumpy, flat, smooth, soft, uneven, thick “the more texture the better”.

biography

2013

Group Exhibit Purple Pomegranate Gallery

Whitefish, Montana, USA

2013

Paper Girl Exhibit, Rotary Club

Kelowna, BC, Canada

2013

Art Exhibit Fundraiser for KGH Medical Society

Grand Hotel, Kelowna, BC, Canada

2014

Level 2 Studies in Design and Experimental Hand and Machine Stitch Exhibit.

Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts, La Conner
WA, USA

2015

Studies in Art and Design 301. Exhibit of Student Work

Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts
La Conner, WA, USA

2016

Our Valley – Artists of the Okanagan

Peachland Art Gallery
Peachland, B.C. Canada

2016

Form and Fibre Group Exhibit

Peachland Gallery, Peachland, B.C.

2016

Level Three Exhibition of Advanced Studies In Experimental Stitch 301 Student Work

Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts. La Conner, WA, USA

2017

Lake Country Art Walk, Lake Country

BC, Canada

2019

Experimental Research for Advanced Design 401 Student Exhibition

Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA, USA.

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Diploma of Nursing, School of Nursing Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 2007-12 Intuitive Acrylic Painting sessions, Anita Nairne, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2013-19 Experimental Research for Advanced Design, Diploma.
    Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA, USA
  • 2011 to present – Studies in Experimental Stitch and Multimedia Diploma
    Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA, USA
  • 2019 Guest speaker at the Gathering of the Guilds.
    Kelowna, B.C. Talk subject “My Fibre Art Journey”

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