April was born in Vancouver British Columbia but spent most of her growing up years in Manitoba and Ontario. She completed an art course in art, drawing, and painting in 1977 at Loyalist College Belleville Ontario, a life drawing course at Carleton University in Ottawa Ontario in 1992 and a life drawing class at Loyalist College in 1993.
Moving to Vancouver Island she is finally pursuing her life long dream of being a full time artist. Working in oils and acrylics, April paints a variety of subjects using a close-up perspective, bold form and colour. One of her former teachers has described her work as romantic and sensitive.
She has had her work in galleries in Montreal and Toronto and recently did a three month international show in Scottsdale Arizona.