I work as a full-time artist in Calgary, Alberta. I enjoy creating art that depicts natural settings of the prairies, lake country, and the foothills. I also love depicting urban street scenes, interiors, still life and animals.
I paint to know and understand myself better, and to make meaning of the world around me. Painting helps me learn about what motivates me, and helps me persevere. It helps me find compassion for my mistakes. It brings me strength when I am feeling afraid or insecure. It enables me to find calm when everything seems to busy. Painting keeps me in touch with my confidence, self-worth, and purpose. It allows me to see and feel the world’s beauty.
As an art teacher, I believe that the ability to be artistic is not solely innate. It can also be learned and developed. Each person’s art is an expression of their unique ‘voice’ – their thoughts, emotions and beliefs. My goal is to help my students find, develop and grow confidence in the creative expression of this voice.
When I’m not in my art studio, I love to pursue creative pastimes. I enjoy exploring both Alberta and Saskatchewan – camping, and taking photos. I love to read, listen to music, attend live theatre, and spend time with my husband Steve, and our dogs.
I hope you enjoy my work.
Tel: (403) 201-6532
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3rd Place, Professional Category
‘Morning at Ghost River’ 8″x10″ Oil on Gessoboard
The Crossing at Ghost River’s 2013 Plein Air Challenge