I was born in Reading, England, but thanks to my parents, I had the good fortune at an early age to travel abroad and continued to do so as an adult. Not surprisingly, my experiences in foreign lands have influenced my art.
As a young girl, I lived for about two years in what was then Burma because my father, an architect, was employed there by the United Nations.
When I was a teenager, I returned to England with my family and pursued an education in art, which included drawing, literature, music and ballet. After graduation, I visited Italy for several months, immigrated to Canada, became a citizen, got married and subsequently spent four years living in Egypt where I exhibited extensively. I then returned to Canada where apart from holidays in England, Australia and Europe, I have lived since.
In 2008, I graduated from Vancouver’s Emily Carr University with a BFA in Visual Arts and in 2010, I received a Certificate in Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University.
Having recently become entranced with birds of all sorts, my latest and ongoing series of paintings portrays them and is entitled Avian Fables. I work in acrylic and ink on canvases, both small and large. I also find it advantageous to construct my own stretcher frames in order to have them on hand in various sizes.
My portfolio includes national and international exhibitions, curating group shows, an online catalogue, guest speaker, artist’s residences, as well as artist’s talks and editing a gallery catalogue.