Growing up in a family who valued music and the arts, I naturally expressed myself from a young age by drawing, painting and generally creating ‘stuff’ with whatever I could get my hands on!
After a year of Fine Arts at the University of Regina, I went on to complete the four-year Visual Communications diploma at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Ten years were happily spent working as a graphic designer and illustrator, at which point I decided to pursue fine art painting exclusively.
I truly enjoy being part of the connection which visual art provides between artist and viewer, and I consider this opportunity a gift and a blessing. I’m inspired by the natural, majestic beauty of Creation, specifically the Alberta Foothills, Canadian Rockies and the West Coast. I’ve discovered that hikes and walks are favorite times to ‘observe, record and reflect’ for later artistic pursuits in my studio. Each painting is my interpretation of a joyful response in colour and motion to a particular scene or memory I’ve experienced.