I began my painting career at six years of age, using pieces of cardboard and my mother’s oil paints and pastels. My bedroom became my studio where I drew fashions and faces and learned to sew.
As a teen I studied fashion design, illustration and commercial art at a Park Avenue studio in Montreal. Working at Bell Telephone in the days before computers, I drew large engineering “plats” for work crews.
Over the years, living in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, my creativity took many paths as I learned, explored and dreamt of the next project. In 1980, I began teaching art, and continue to teach both students and adults in my home studio.
Retirement opened new doors, giving me more time to paint and to pursue my passionate focus on colour, shape, texture and space. Travel expands my sensitivity and understanding and feeds me with ideas. Iceland, Scandinavia, Britain, Europe, the Caribbean, Japan and other parts of North America are hugely inspiring, and wonderful opportunities to sketch and write as I tour.
I work in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media, in paintings and drawings. My artwork is both non-representational and representational, and hangs in juried shows, galleries and in private homes internationally. My studio also produces wearable art, rugs and quilts made from recycled materials.
Life is good!