Full Biography

Have been designing cross stitch patterns for 24 years. About 9 years into those 24, I wondered if I could do the same thing with paint and paint brush....so I got a book out of the library, became a decorative artist. After 10 years as a decorative artist, life got in the way, as it often does....I packed up my half of our stuff and moved west. I spent a time without painting as I healed, and then one day I picked up the brush again...now I don't use brushes...I just move paint around...I engage texture, use it, move around it, spread it. Just over 5 years ago, I joined the FCA. At the time, I didn't like Abstract work...till I saw an FCA demonstration by Barry Rafuse....hooked totally and I haven't painted anything but abstract in the last 5 years. I guess I should more correctly be called an experimental painter as I like to try a lot of different ways to apply paint, texture, mixed media. Until I found abstract works, I was a frustrated realist. I have great colour sense, but I don't draw well, so abstract is the perfect medium for me. I have such fun doing what I do, I hope you enjoy!

I have appeared in the Abstract Show,- 2012,2013,2014(Award of Excellence ), 2015, 2016
Works on Paper, 2013, 2015, 2016
Artists' Choice 2015
TNSC-FCA Open Show 2012,2013,2014, 2015, 2016
TNSC-FCA Chapter Show,2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Shuswap Festival of the Arts, 2011,2012,2013 (Jurors Choice all 3 years), 2015
Kamloops Arts Council, 2012(Jurors Choice), 2013,2014, 2015. 2016
Kamloops Arts Council - Solo Show 2012,
Kamloops Art in the Park, Honours Tent 2013
Kelowna, Oasis, 2015