I am a Vancouver based artist who works mainly in mixed media. I use a variety of materials including acrylics, photography, inks, charcoal and some oils and wax. I prefer working with mixed media because I can combine realism with abstract which enables me to reflect both the realm we inhabit and the feelings and memories it evokes. Trees are a reoccurring theme in many of my paintings.
I studied fine arts at the University of British Columbia earning a Bachelors degree and I went on to get a teaching certification from Simon Fraser University and teach in the Vancouver school system. I have returned to art and painting after many of years raising a family. Community classes and workshops (listed below) have helped me develop my work and most importantly I have attended the Art Way Art Studio of Denna Erickson for the past 5 years.