My appreciation of art and my passion for the creative process have been enjoyable constancies throughout my life. Even as a young girl growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I enjoyed expressing my love of colour and form on paper and canvas. As a natural consequence of my devotion to art, I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Manitoba in 1987. I also received a diploma in Advertising Art from the Red River College in 1991. Thereafter, I moved to Calgary and embarked on a career in graphic design.
While my professional pursuits have flourished, my affinity for fine art has never waned. In 2014 I decided to move from my graphic design career to painting full time. Since then I have created a portfolio of work that I am excited to display and show. For me, the process of creating a work is as important as the finished piece. Painting is a sentient experience and when I immerse myself in a canvas I allow all my senses to express themselves. As such, my paintings have a certain whimsical style that seek to captivate the senses of the viewer. It is my intention to convey beauty in a multi-sensory fashion. My paintings are acrylic and oil on canvas and are created with the intention to convey a complete visual, emotional, and tactile experience for the viewer. When I’m exploring abstract, impressionism in large canvases or small, my foremost consideration is the colourful expression of the beauty I perceive in my subjects.
Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.