Welcome to my Art Space!
I have painted pictures with words for many years as a short story writer and nurse. Now I tell my stories in acrylics and oils. I belong to a group of artists, "We Paint" at Kimberley, BC's local gallery, Centre 64 and The Sagebrushers in Oliver, BC. My paintings have been shown for the past 8 years in local and regional exhibits.
Several years ago, I joined a nationwide group of nurses who are bound by a common desire to create art and tell our healing stories.. We participated in Healing Hallways exhibits in Victoria and Kelowna, to give patients, visitors and healthcare staff a more uplifting environment. Now that I have retired and am a grandmother I live in appreciation for the beauty of each day and visions of sharing love through art.
Joy and healing are the gifts of nature. We are nature and for our spirits to thrive we need to feel the power of our beautiful planet. Art is the open doorway.
For inquiries on pricing and availability as well any any other questions you may have please fill out the contact form on my Contact Me page! Thanks for stopping by!
A BIT ABOUT ME
I started with crayolas when I was five ,working on the shapes of clouds. I've been staring up at the trees, mountains, sky and space ever since and studying reflections in water. I admire artists who re-create reality down to the finest hair but for me, it's all about feel, rhythm and color.
I was born in Lethbridge, Alberta but left when I was 2 because I didnt like the wind. I travelled a lot in my 20's, got married, had a beautiful mountain life in Kimberley, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, fine sons-in-law and two adorable grandchildren. I took up paddling three years ago and love to float into the wild quiet places on summer lakes. Painting and photography have always been in my life but when I turned 50 they became a driving force. Nature's messages and visions come to us in a steady stream and when our eyes are open we can sometimes be fortunate enough to capture them..
That is my dream.
Coming Oct 2018 "A Journey of the Spirit" Kimberley Arts Centre, Kimberley, BC
Nov. 2015 "Rock, Water and Wood" Kimberley Arts Centre, Kimberley, BC
August 2018 Wapiti Music Festival, Fernie,BC
February 2018 Oliver Shoes, Oliver, BC
January 2018 Medici's, Oliver, BC
Oct 2017 Medici's, Oliver, BC
Sept 2017-Present Sagebrushers Art Gallery, Oliver, BC
August 2017 Wapiti Music Festival, Fernie. BC
June2017 Montakarn Winery, Expert Hearing Solutions, Osoyoos, BC
May 2017 Wine Barrel Painting, Oliver, BC
March 2017 - Present Inn West/Kirkwood Inn, Kimberley, BC
Feb.2017 "Artrageous" Kimberley Arts Centre
2016-2017 Snowdrift Cafe, Kimberley, BC
Nov. 2016 Osoyoos Artisan Market, Osoyoos, BC
Sept. 2016 Wynnwood Cellars, Creston, BC
August 2016 Wapiti Music Festival, Fernie, BC
October 2015 "Under the Sun" Kimberley Arts Centre
2012-2015 "Healing Hallways" Victoria, BC -Royal Jubilee Hospital; Kelowna, BC- Herway Home, Inspire Health,
2010-2017 Arts on the Edge Annual Open Gallery Exhibits, Kimberley, BC Various cafe exhibits, Kimberley, BC "Artrageous," Kimberley Arts Centre
Art Cards of Original Paintings $6