My first art recollections involve sawdust. My father was a wonderful wood worker and I took the saw dust from his table saw, mixed it with flour and water and created a series of ducks.
Later my paternal grandma, an accomplished painter, would inspire me with her art and her being.
My first adult foray into producing art was functional pottery in the 1970-80’s.
Painting is an experiential journey that I began in my mid 50’s.
My art emerges out of an exploration of nature, texture and color and is inspired by a deeper indescribable knowing of what draws us in.
Like the ducks that are my first remembered art pieces, birds and natural habitats are often the underlying themes of my work.
Studies in Art
University of Alberta, Department of Extension, Pottery 1975-78
Edmonton Potters Guild, 1978-83
Naramata Centre, Print Making 2015
Okanagan School of the Arts, Jenny Long, Samantha DiSilva and other teachers 2009-2015
Emily Carr, Fine Art Techniques Diploma (underway)
Basics of Composition and Form and Materials August 2014
Media in Fine Art Practice August 2014
Cannery Student Exhibition, Jenny Long instructor, 2009
Penticton Art Gallery, Under $300 Art Exhibitions, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Okanagan School of the Arts/Shatford Centre 2014
The Bench Market June 2015
Canadian Federation of Artists Spring Exhibit, Shatford Centre, Penticton 2015