Using metal, ceramic, textiles, willow, cane and found objects, my work is a combination of functional wares, sculpture and installation pieces in a palette of neutral, white, black and grey tones. Often raw and organic, for me making art is an intuitive process and my recent work is heavily influenced by Hornby Island life …..local sourced willow, pit firing and nature finds are among some of the materials that are incorporated into my art pieces.
“ Making art is an intuitive process that often has a life of its own as the materials and the moment shape the art. When we make art we work with our hands and our kinetic response from our brain, yet we also imbue each piece of art with the emotions we are feeling in that moment. Some of these will be related to the art work we are making, but others will be related to our lived experience both past and present.
We don’t make art in isolation or separate from our lived experiences any more than we live separate from nature, and it is these interconnecting factors that shape my art making practice and process”.
Teaching Experience/Academic Background
North Vancouver Rec Commission 2007-2009
Private Art Classes 2012
Art Instructor, North Vancouver Community Arts Council Fall 2014
Masters Degree in Art Education
University of Victoria 2007
Diploma in Working with Youth in Community Settings
Justice Institute of BC, 2002.
Elementary School Teacher
Burnaby School District 2000-2002
Bachelor of Education
Simon Fraser University 2001.
‘Thesis Exhibition’, MacLaurin Gallery, University of Victoria 2008
‘Gathering’, Maltwood Museum and Art Gallery, University of Victoria 2009
Resident Artist, Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2014
Resident Artist, Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2015
Demonstrating Artist, Music in the Park, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2015
Exhibitor, District Foyer Gallery, North Vancouver September-November 2015
Exhibitor, North Vancouver City Hall September-November 2015
Resident Artist, Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2016
‘ Journee’ joint exhibition, Ferry Building West Vancouver January 10th-29th , 2017
Resident Artist , Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2017
Participating Artist, Mid Main Art Fair, Vancouver June, 2017
Demonstrating Artist, Music in the Park, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2017
Recipient 2017 Funding for the Arts on the North Shore
Committees /Community Volunteer
City of North Vancouver Artist Selection Panel for the Mosquito Creek 2nd Street Underpass
Member of the North Vancouver Art Advisory Committee Sept 2017 to present
Participant of the North Vancouver selection panel For a Light Based Art work (Vehicular Tunnel/Seabus) 2018 ongoing