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 administration positions with two not-for-profit, industrial environmental organizations to focus on painting and teaching others.
I have received 3 honours certificates in Visual Arts from Mohawk College and most enjoy painting botanicals, birds and animals in fine detail. I show my work at various galleries including McMaster Innovation Park, juried and open exhibitions, and at the Cotton Factory.