I started painting, drawing and using my Brownie camera when I was about ten years old. At 18 I entered the Interior
Design Program at the University of Manitoba, and loved it ! Then, for many years, living in Toronto, I was busy raising my four children and taking a variety of courses at Ryerson University and the Ontario College of Art..
I was born and raised in Manitoba, and today the Interlake, and its beautiful prairie landscape is the setting for my creative work. The prairie sky warps around me and fills me with a feeling of peace... a 'coming home' feeling !
Our Gimli Art Club has provided a wonderful venue for me to meet other artists, learn from our workshop instructors, and contribute to our community through our Gimli Art Club Art Gallery.
The first juried art show that I entered was the' Gimli Icelandic Art Show' in 2008. I won 'Best in Show' for an abstract water colour painting called 'Autumnal Fantasy'. This experience gave me the confidence to continue painting , learning and developing my talent.
My passion is abstract impressionism. I also enjoy figure drawing, portraiture, and digital photography. I work in acrylics and oil, charcoal, pencil, and pastel. My work with collage painting has greatly stimulated my interest in mixed media, and all the possibilities it offers.
There is a difference and diversity in my work. Often......... I have no idea where the creative process will take me, though I am making choices each step of the way. Once completed, I turn my work around to see it differently.
Today, I am working on larger canvasses and boards as it gives me more freedom. When I paint, my hand moves quickly, this style seems to suit me best. I hope you, the viewer will feel the excitement in my abstracts, the emotion in my portraits, and an appreciation for my photography.
I feel joy listening to classical music as I paint, the colours blend and dance, my inner self transcends and carries me to another place in time, then, mysteriously............ as if time stands still.............my painting is complete !