Born and educated in Vancouver, I spent 20 years in central Canada working in the business world. After returning to British Columbia, I worked for another decade as a freelance writer and photographer. Currently I live on the Sunshine Coast with my partner, writer Andrew Scott.
Since 2000, I've switched gears to follow my passion for art. Prior to painting on a full-time basis, I completed studio art courses at Capilano College. Subsequently, I have studied pastel, acrylic and oil painting with several accomplished artists who have provided further instruction and inspiration for my continuing artistic development.
Currently, I work in pastels, acrylics, oils and mixed media. Pastels offer the intense, luminous colours I particularly enjoy. Mixed media, specifically collage, has allowed me to expand and reinvigorate my interest in familiar, representational imagery.
All subjects appeal to me, but I have a particular fondness for still life, especially flowers, fruits and vegetables. I delight in their range of shapes, textures and colours. British Columbia, and more specifically the Sunshine Coast where I live, is largely the inspiration for my landscape paintings.
My work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in Vancouver, Delta, Richmond and several locations on the Sunshine Coast. It has also been featured in fund raising and charity auctions. While exhibiting at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery, I have received an Award of Excellence and the Alessandra Bitelli Award for my pastels.