I majored in English at the University of Manitoba (B.A, B.Ed) and then took a teaching position that involved setting up a new art program! Needless to say, I learned a lot about Art in a very short time. Seven years later, on sabbatical at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (B.FA), I was introduced to the concept of idea-based art. This discovery broadened my definition of Art; it kept me open to the many possible and valid approaches to Art making.
In 2000 I retired from Silver Heights Collegiate, and with the lure of the lake, moved to Gimli with my artist husband Bob Coulter.
My work tends to be narrative, my approach intuitive. Ideas, meaning and focus shift as the work evolves. Responding to the marks I make and the colours I choose, I am always surprised at the power of imagination to take me to unforeseen places, to new ways of problem solving, to new adventures in art making.
I think that we are all storytellers at heart. I hope that my approach to narrative painting engages the imagination of viewers and allows them to find something of themselves and their own stories in my work.
© 2012 Gimli Art Club Inc.
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