Born in southwestern Manitoba, I was fascinated with drawing as a young child. The wide-open prairie sky was the landscape I grew up with on the farm where I spent the first nineteen years of my life. A social worker by profession, I painted whenever possible given my work, until I recently retired, giving me more time to paint. Basically self-taught with the exception of workshops of interest, my passion is plein air painting while on my many travels.
My ‘works in color' incorporate elements from my previous weaving of fabric…among them my use of juicy colour, texture you can reach out and touch, surface design and mark-making. I work quickly and spontaneously…to capture the initial energy…in what I feel is a playful and vibrant manner.
My paintings are in collections throughout The United States, Australia, Canada and the Bahamas.
Today, I live, love and paint in White Rock, BC, Canada.