I have a passion. I love to create the beauty of the world around me in colour. I have an eclectic style which ranges from realistic to contemporary, which I express with the vivid, bold colours and textures of acrylic paint and the softer, more transparent hues of watercolour. My love of nature can be found in the flowers, skies, water, mountains and the prairies which appear in my paintings. I have been fortunate to travel with my husband to many beautiful places in the world. The photographs from our travels contribute to a wealth of reference material for my paintings.
The avocation that I have created, began after I retired from my work life. I attended the Alberta College of Art in 1994 for a course in watercolour which opened a whole new world of opportunity for me to create beautiful pieces of art to share with family, friends and the world of art lovers. I continue my education by attending classes and workshops. I have been influenced by the work of the masters, Van Gogh, Renoir and Cezanne to name a few I love to experiment with the techniques and styles of the more contemporary artists Georgia O’Keefe, Doris McCarthy and the Group of 7. For the past 7 years, I have participated in juried and community Shows in Calgary and Southern Alberta.The world of Art provides me with countless hours of enjoyment and satisfaction. I find that painting gives me a sense of purpose and a challenge.To create a beautiful representation of an image which begins with the click of my camera as I capture the beauty of a moment in time or a sketch of an