Working from my home studio on Gabriola Island, I am a visual artist exploring themes of home, heritage, intimacy and distance in painted and printed works on paper. These images draw on personal memory and often combine figures and their spirit animals in imagined contexts of origin.
Born in Montreal, I have exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver as well as juried exhibitions in Europe. I am a member of the artist-run Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery and I am trained in all four of the printmaking techniques, working mainly with linocut, etching/aquatint, collagraph, and monotype, often combining two or more of these. My prints have been published in Wild BC’s An Educator’s Guide to Outdoor Classrooms and I have created watercolour illustrations for the children’s book, Things with Wings.
I hold a diploma in General Fine Arts from John Abbott College (1989), a BA in Journalism and Communications from Concordia University (1996), a BFA from Emily Carr University (2011), and an MFA from Emily Carr University (2017).
I also teach printmaking workshops in Denmark and out of my studio, Crow’s Feet, on the South end of the island.
“Through the process of editing and embellishment, I move across time, the question of what is being re-membered revising itself along the way.”