The eldest of four girls, I was born and raised in a small town in Southwestern Ontario, majored in History and Fine Art at the University of Guelph and taught school for many years in many different places.
My childhood motto of “Eat, Sleep, Read” has become “Eat, Sleep, Paint” and sometimes “Cook”.
My artistic life began under the mentorship of many committed artists at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre with tactile and textile: pottery, batik, knitting, quilting, rug hooking and woodworking. While running a B&B in Montebello Quebec I took some watercolour lessons from my neighbour and fell madly, hopelessly in love. I was transported by the colours, light and transparency of this medium, the cerebral challenge of thinking backwards: from light to dark had tremendous appeal for me.
“I see in order to perceive.” Seeing is to observe the visual characteristics of a thing, perceiving is to become profoundly aware of the nature of a thing. My creative challenge is to express the joy and curiosity that I experience on my wonder-filled journey.
Memberships: Artistes Hudson Artists
2009-2014 -bi-annual exhibitions with the Hudson Artists
2010 -Solo Exhibition Centre d’Art Montebello