My interest in art started as a child, but life offers many opportunities to exercise one’s creativity, and during my child-rearing and working years I explored a wide variety of crafts. In the ‘90’s I began ‘learning to paint’, beginning with acrylics. Once introduced to watercolours, I fell I love with that medium. The infrequent workshops and learning sessions focused on acquiring various technical skills and few actual artworks were ever produced during a period of over 20 years. Now retired, I am painting regularly, working mostly in acrylic and watercolour. Since 2016, my work has been shown in Redwater Art Society Shows, the Dow Centennial Gallery, and the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association Zone, Alberta Wide, and Spirit shows.
Alberta landscapes are my most popular subject matter, but that hasn’t stopped me from attempting portraits and abstracts as well. One of my desires is to have ‘iconic prairie landscapes’ included in the conversations about Canadian Art, alongside the ‘iconic Canadian landscapes’ of artists like the Group of Seven.