Size: 12" x 12" with silver leaf on wooden panel
Size: 12" x 16" with silver leaf, in shadow frame, dark brown
Medium: Mixed Media
Born in Nanaimo BC, raised in Vancouver and finally Nelson in the Kootenays, I have always been drawn to creative arts. Fast forward to East Texas State University where I was mentored by Paul Kelpe, a German-American abstract artist whose works are in major collections in the US and abroad.
Upon graduation I ended up in Ottawa as it was the only city that mailed me their newspaper and had information on how to get milk delivered to your house. In Ottawa, I got a job with the National Museums of Canada and then with National Historic Parks & Sites as an exhibit designer. Had some great projects there: Alexander Bell Museum in Baddeck NS, Lower Fort Garry in Manitoba, Dawson City in the Yukon and numerous other sites across Canada over the next 14 years.
I was fortunate to be named Chief Designer at the National Museum of Science & Technology. My responsibilities also included design for the new National Aviation Museum. Goodness, we had fun with the Aviation Museum’s successful opening in 1988 and plus a myriad of projects focussed on kids’ and parents’ discovery and learning such as “Canada in Space”.
The sirens of creativity from my past kept calling and I decided to re-wire and go full-time into the scary world of producing art. Life drawing, pastels, oils, acrylics, art papers, canvases, brushes, sprays, gesso became my new friends.