About the Artist......
I started painting in 2005 after retiring from a
successful 20 year career as the owner of a Ladies clothing store.
Although I have not had
any formal training as an artist I believe that I have had a lifetime
of preparation. I learned drawing skills and developed an eye for
design and proportion from the fashion illustration courses I took
while studying Apparel Design at George Brown College in Toronto.
Then, throughout my retail career, my seasonal buying required me to be
able to “hold” a colour in my head and to be able to mix and match
fabric texture and colour.
In the summer of 2006, I
met a group of Artists at the Mikelson show who invited me to join
their Saturday morning painting workshop. In September of that year, I
started painting with them under the tutelage of Joseph CT Wong josephctwong.com at the Phoenix Art Workshop in Steveston. www.phoenixartworkshop.com
showing my work in the summer of 2007 and participated in “The H’Art of
Steveston show at the Moncton St. Gallery in Steveston as well as the
Mikelson Festival of Arts in White Rock, B.C.
Most of the inspiration for my work comes from my love of the outdoors, my everyday surroundings and my travels.