I grew up on beautiful Prince Edward Island and was immersed in art, dance, music and needlework from a young age—activities that set the stage for my varied creative interests and future path. I went to Theatre School to study dance, but have always wanted to find my way back to being a visual artist.
My career began in dance—choreographing, teaching and running a studio. I also designed and created costumes, and continued to sketch, paint and attend art classes in my free time. After leaving studio life behind to earn an MBA, I lived in Berlin for a while, worked with the City of Ottawa’s cultural services and urban design teams, and then leapt back into the dance world as manager of award-winning performing company, Propeller Dance. Meanwhile, as an artist, I continued to find expression through modern quilt design and creation.
I am now happily back in studio life—this time as a visual artist. My art is in private collections in Canada and Germany and has been exhibited in juried national and regional group shows, solo shows, at The Dunes Gallery in Prince Edward Island and at Bistro Le Chat Bleu in New Brunswick. I have studied with exceptional professional artists such as Hilda Woolnough, Leya Evelyn, Sandi Komst, Blair Paul, Mirana Zuger and Robert Burridge. I live and work in both Ottawa, Ontario and Frenchfort, PEI.