A mother and grandmother, I was born and raised in Hamilton and has been interested in art my whole life. Taking private drawing lessons as a child, specializing in art studies throughout high school and receiving three honours certificates in fine arts from Mohawk College has helped keep art a central component of my life.
As a lifelong learner I am always looking for new techniques and enjoy the opportunity to try all forms of media. I have worked in pencil, ink, charcoal, chalk pastel, watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, and most recently Chinese Brush Painting as well as ceramics and silver smithing. Originally a mechanical draftsperson and technical illustrator, I recently retired from my part time positions with two not-for-profit, industrial environmental organizations to focus on painting and teaching others. I have opened my own studio in the Mill Arts building at the Cotton Factory and am now able to paint full time.
I most enjoy painting botanicals, birds and animals in fine detail and show my work at various galleries including McMaster Innovation Park, juried and open exhibitions, in the Cotton Factory and in my own studio.