About The Artist
I am a visual artist - a painter. I have been making art for over 30 years and within the last 5 years I have been able to spend more time in my studio creating a body of work and refining my processes and style.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I was “that kid” in school who was praised for my skill and creativity. When I attended the University of Saskatchewan in the BFA program my confidence was shaken – my concept of art was challenged. I was asked to look more carefully, feel relationships, see in light and shadow, colour, line, and texture. I fell in love that new way of seeing and interpreting the world.
I live in a rural community west of Saskatoon, and I’ve recently turned my focus close heart and my home. It may seem odd to describe a prairie landscape or an overgrown garden as new, but to me they are new and inspiring; painting them is always challenging and exciting.
I paint landscapes, gardenscapes, and to a lesser degree, figures. I paint in oils and acrylics and incorporate charcoal, drawing media, paint markers and stencils. My work explores the line between painting and drawing, leaning towards a mixed media sensibility.