An avid painter and textile artist, it wasn’t until 1987, when I retired from my job in a finance department, that I was able to pursue my artistic ambitions. I began taking as many art courses and workshops as possible, watercolor my chosen medium. Although watercolor still continues to surprise and excite me, I now paint mostly in acrylic, moving away from realism into slightly abstract and/or contemporary expression. Over the years I have found the creation of art with both paint and fabric very much connected. My paintings very often become art quilts, many of which have been accepted into juried competitions. I still continue taking workshops that interest me, the learning process never ending.
I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Richmond Artists Guild, Riverside Art Circle, Richmond Arts Coalition, South Delta Artists Guild and Textile Art Guild of Richmond. My work has been shown at many group shows in the Richmond Art Gallery, Gallery 1710, Phoenix Workshop and other local venues.