A bit about Me!
I was born in Vancouver and grew up in an apartment in Point Grey. Since we didn’t have a yard I considered the whole neighbourhood as my play area. Hunting caterpillars and frogs in the UBC Endowment Lands (now known as Pacific Spirit Park) and beachcombing along Spanish Banks for treasures; developed my love of being outdoors. But the very best time of my childhood (thanks to my grandmother!) was spent with my sister and cousins at our family cabin in West Sechelt. City kid turns wild! We literally lived on the beach in our forts every summer.
Drawing and painting animals was always my favourite thing to do (besides building great forts and rafts). I spent many hours studying my beloved pets and eventually started doing pet portraits for friends and later co-workers.
My time now is divided between Richmond on the mainland and my studio on Mayne Island in the Southern Gulf Islands. I have transitioned to being a full time artist, painting my favourite subjects which are animals and nature. Beachcombing and hiking in the woods are happily part of my job as an artist.
Primarily self taught I have completed courses in visual art media at Langara College, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, and The Vancouver Academy of Art.