Visual artist, graphic designer, teacher and mentor of young adults with special needs.
Painter of nature scenes in oils. Draws the human figure in pastel. Painter of figures and figures in scenes of nature in oils. Watercolourist of local urban scenes.
Paint and teach at the Welch Street Studios designed for 8 artists. Located at 1178 Welch Street next to the Spirit Trail east of Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver.
Visiting the local forest trails feeds my imagination and paint scenes of nature. with expressive brushstrokes. Further exploring the expression of forests and landscapes, I paint figures into the backdrop of these nature scenes.
I teach and mentor young adults with disabilities. The individual works in a studio environment exploring their personal creativity, we go on visits to art galleries and participate in group shows. I conduct art classes with groups of young adults who have disabilities and encourage their visual expression. Classes are held weekly through a program called Stages of Creativity that is funded by the North Shore Disabilities Resource Centre.
I have many years of graphic design experience working on fund raising projects for direct mail marketing packages. I have worked illustrating in watercolour and have produced designs for the collectables market. Presently I am volunteer board member at Funds for the Arts on the North Shore a registered society. At FANS I assist in the organizing of the fundraising events and also create the graphic design marketing and maintain the website.
Organizations I am an active member:
Fund for the Arts on the North Shore (FANS), Board member from 2015 to present - nsfans.ca
North Shore Artists Guild, Member from 2017 to present - nsartists.ca
Facilitator at Simply Drawing from 2014 to present - lifedrawing.ca
Studio at the collective Welch Street Studios, Member from 2016 to present - welchstreetstudios.com