My love of art was fostered early on by my paternal grandmother, she hung my 1st painting on her bedroom wall and it remained there for many years until her passing. In my teens I won 2nd place at the county fair with a seal pup acrylic painting, Judge being Tom Forrestall, one of my favourite Nova Scotian artists. I am self taught but would not be where I am today without instruction and mentoring from local artists Kathy Williams, Christine Ritchie, and Aprille Janes.
I am an advocate for mental health (& using Art for Mental Health) because of struggling with my own issues as well as losing someone to suicide. I want my vibrant art to bring JOY and happiness! I am a multimedia artist and use an eclectic mix of paints, tools, recycled and repurposed items. I work mostly in alcohol ink, acrylic (including pouring), epoxy resin, oil, soap stone and power tex. I am going to save the world from glitter!!! (by encasing it in resin). My art in 2022 is going to take a more 3D approach as impasto is my favourite. I also have been teaching acrylic pouring in local libraries, community halls and in home parties as well as 7Arts, where I have also taught classes in regular acrylic, charcoal and abstract drawing.
I am a proud Grandmama of 4 amazing unique grandchildren. I live on a small hobby farm in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada with my hubby of 30 plus years, our Deutch Drahthaar and kittens Charcoal & Picatso.