I was raised in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver by an outdoorsy family that adventured in the mountains during the winter and sailed the B.C. coast during the summer. I’ve lived in Victoria and Vancouver and now love calling Comox Valley my home. I’m an elementary school teacher and I enjoy art making, trail running, snowshoeing, and exploring the outdoors with my husband and young daughter.
I create landscapes that I would like to walk into if I could. Inspired by nature and travels, I create art using acrylic and mixed media painting, photography, collage and printmaking. I received my Studio Arts diploma at Capilano College and went on to complete my B.F.A. at the University of Victoria, majoring in Visual Arts and Art History. I have exhibited in the Lower Mainland at the Ferry Building Gallery, Harmony Arts Festival, North Vancouver Cityscape Community Art Space, Seymour Art Gallery, Port Moody Art Gallery, Place Des Arts, and the Maple Ridge Art Gallery. Locally I have exhibited at Art Alchemy, the Comox Valley Art Gallery Gift Shop, and several cafes. I sell my original art work in galleries and my prints online. I currently have several original paintings at the beautiful Purely Flower Boutique in Courtenay.
Growing up on the West Coast has provided the opportunity for me to become intimately connected to the natural world. I find inspiration in the subtle, quiet changes in weather and season that are constantly taking place on the coast, like the way the fog rolls down the mountain, and then thins and recedes to reveal a small patch of deep blue sky. Or the way storms roll in across Georgia Straight, washing the Gulf Islands in rain and leaking the sunlight through the ruddy clouds. I am moved by those things that could easily be overlooked because of their impermanence, but are beautiful and resonant in their transformation. I find a sense of calm in witnessing the beauty of time pressing changes in nature.