I hail from Petaluma, California. I moved to Canada in 1967 andI received my Bachelor of Fine Arts diploma from the University of British Columbia in 1978.
For twenty years I lived in Prince Rupert, and in 1992 one of my pieces was selected to appear in the Images and Objects exhibit during the B.C. Festival of the Arts in Vernon, B.C.
I have illustrated two children's books; The Princess and the SeaBear and Grey Cat at Sea, both written by Joan Skogan.
I exhibit regularly in the annual Artwalk in Port Moody.
The juxtapositions of sometimes incongruous elements in my work induces a mysterious, dreamlike quality. I begin with the seedling of an idea, then let the painting inform me during the process. It is as if the piece and I are dancing together, a little arabesque of asking each other the question, 'and what now?', 'what would be the most fun?'. The painting and I play together. I believe in the magic of the present moment, and the playful nature of the artistic process.
I enjoy using a variety of media, but usually my pieces are mixed media, using collage, acrylic, sometimes pencil and technical pen. Recently I have been working on board. The upcoming show I am working towards is one of portraits of women friends. It is called the Women's Celebration Series and probably won't be complete until some time in 2015.