I’ve always been interested in visual art: looking at it, making it, living with it.
I haven’t always been an active artist though. I grew up thinking that art could only be a hobby, so I drew the odd drawing and that was it. In early adulthood, I was rebellious enough to go to art school and become a practicing artist. I studied Fine Art at Fraser Valley University and spent a transformative year at the Banff School of Fine Arts. That experience led me to large scale installation work that I exhibited in galleries across Canada. Then marriage, children and life intervened and pushed it all to the back burner.
Over the last few years my inner wild child has guided me back onto my artist’s path.
My paintings express my experience of being … the emotions and the sensations of the emotions – that sky, those leaves – the experience of a winter or summer day. I track the sensations of moving through life, life moving me, set in the much larger landscape of the environment, through time and space.
I work mostly in acrylics in my larger pieces, though occasionally found objects from my beach walks, garden or bits left over from other art projects find their way into sculptural pieces. I welcome whatever wants to play with me and revel in the process. The process is play, exploration, sensory delight and evolution.
I definitely like the feeling idea of living – eating – gardening – moving outside in ways that I love AND being a mad artist cooking up visual alchemy deep in my studio.
I so enjoy being both a part of the vibrant community of artists here on the Sunshine Coast of BC, and a member of Thrive Art Studio.