About the Artist

Artist Statement

In my work I often portray a sense of tension between the beautiful and graceful qualities of art; light, line, shape and colour, in contrast or balance with the at times rough, crudeness of those same qualities. When a line is so awkward that it is lovely and genuine; when a gaze is both familiar and haunting; when a scene is energetic and yet reassuring – these are the intersections of where I want my work to be.

My goal is to bring the viewer into a scene or object and inspire them to look more closely and with more emotion at moments, objects, people and places to discover something about themselves in the way that they respond or react to the piece.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Emily Carr College of Art and Design

Honours diploma, Fine Arts, Painting                                1985

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Design (BDes), Communication Design      1996

GALLERIES AND EXHIBITION SPACES

Victoria, BC

Vancouver, BC
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    •     Massey Gallery
    •     TD Moss St. Paint In
  • Art Victoria Now
  • Fran Willis Gallery
  • GroundZero Printmakers Society
  • Martin Bachelor Gallery
  • Side Street Studio
  • Sidney Fine Arts Show
  • Sooke Fine Arts Show
  • Spiral Café
  • Windrush Gallery
  • Artemisia Gallery
  • Barocco Gallery
  • Concourse Gallery, ECCAD
  • L’Expresso Café
  • Lambert’s Gallery
  • Paper Ya
  • Pitt Gallery
  • Robson Square Media Centre
  • University Women’s Club
  • Univos Gallery
  • Warehouse Show

COLLECTIONS

  • University of Victoria Art Collections
  • Multiple private collections

AWARDS

  • Sooke Fine Arts Show, Best piece of a botanical theme