My painting journey in 1991, taking some continuing ed courses while living and working in Ontario, then a job transfer to Calgary, where I attended some Saturday morning painting lessons by my most influencial guide and mentor, Marija Petricevic, always challenging me. In 1999, at her recommendation, I submitted my application to the Federation of Canadian Artists. I was accepted and have held Active status membership since then.
My training has been a collection of courses, workshops and self-exploration. I paint in oil and acrylic, either plein air or in studio. I love the process of painting and the challenge of a blank canvas, working to capture how I feel about my subject. Painting is not a sprint, it’s a marathon but there is no finish line.
I enjoy conducting workshops and teaching courses, guiding and encouraging, building confidence.
My work has been exhibited or part of private collections in Calgary, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Scotland and England.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division