Born: Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); lived in Vancouver and Toronto. Now lives in rural Nova Scotia.
I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. There I focused on making large paintings dominated by formalist ideas that reflected my education in Modernism. Independently, I studied Feminist theory and Feminist artists and art practises. These were to have a large impact on my art and continue to inspire me.
My work is preoccupied with themes of Identity, Autobiography and human folly.
Along with multiple group exhibitions (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Latitude 53 Edmonton; SAW Gallery, Ottawa; Hermes Gallery, Halifax, and others) I have had several solo exhibitions in Halifax. My paintings, collages and textile artworks are held in collections in Canada and the USA.
From 2006 to 2021 (in addition to my studio practise) I was the Executive Director of the 4Cs Foundation. There I innovated and created such community arts programs as the Art Bikers, while raising the profile of and supporting through grants and education the local community arts practise and artists.
My time now is devoted almost exclusively to my studio-based art practise.
Studio floor 2023