Born in 1953 in Edmonton Alberta I grew up throwing snowballs and skating on creeks. Summer months were spent at the lake collecting arrowheads and flints, flattening pennies on railroad tracks, and visiting family in farmland Saskatchewan.
The youngest of five I was ten when my parents moved to Victoria where, but for a brief sojourn to Salt Spring Island, I have lived ever since.
In the 80’s I attended the University of Victoria in the BFA programme. I went back in 2010/2011 to attend sculpture and curatorial classes - and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
In the 90’s I attended Camosun College, graduating from the Applied Communication Programme, receiving scholarships for top student and video.
For twelve years I sat on the Board for the Oak Bay High Community Theatre Society where I mentored the students in set painting and design.
I am an avid fan of the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival under the umbrella of which I have for many years volunteered while simultaneously enjoying countless hours of amazing talent in our community. If you have the time and the inclination please try Festival out - as I promise you will be amazed. This Festival offers an unprecedented wide array of performance arts - we live in a blessed place.
I am an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
I have a gorgeous stepdaughter and two handsome sons, who are all fabulously talented in their own way. My stepson-inlaw is a 1950's superhero. My eldest son is married to a delightful young woman and so our family is extending and the better for it. My youngest son has the perfect boyfriend and is off adventuring and experiencing and doing the day-to-day and coping fabulously with it. We all do what we must and need but with heart and integrity and as individuals together even when apart.
A collage from the 14th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange is in the permanent collection of Aotea Utanganui, the Museum of South Taranaki in New Zealand. ICE 18 is donated to The Verbeke Foundation in Belgium.
For other on line exhibitions please visit:
The catalogue from the 2015/2016 Lessedra Exhibition can be viewed here:
Previous and often current shows include: Gage Gallery; Sooke Fine Arts Show; red art gallery; Main Gallery and Gallery Cafe at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre - Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria; International Collage Exhibition and Exchange in New Zealand; Lessedra International Competition in Bulgaria; The Village Gallery in Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand; Massey Gallery - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Sidney Fine Art Show.
Workshops: Collage Facts and Fictions, June 8/13 - Opus Victoria
My works can be found in the private collections of individuals in Brazil, Canada, France, New Zealand, and the U.S.