I am a visual artist and teacher working from my studio located in the Welch Street Studios, a newly renovated building for artists located on the Spirit Trail near Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver.
My visual work interprets figures and nature; I make studies of figures by drawing the human form in Life Drawing sessions, the figures are later painted on canvas into the backdrop of nature scenes. I assist running a weekly life drawing group working from male and female models in a non-instructional weekly evening classes. Drawing professional models help artists explore the ability to see and interpret form.
I teach and mentor young adults with disabilities from my studio. The individual works inside an active art studio to explore their personal creativity, we go on visits to art galleries and participate in group shows. I also teach art classes to groups of young adults with disabilities to 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 and illustration employment working for non-profits on fund raising projects creating direct mail marketing packages. 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