I have lived in central Alberta for most of my life. My husband Ed and I live in a chalet style country home that we built together in 2003. Before we bought our acreage it was a cow pasture. Only a handful of trees remained. It’s been wonderful to see the new ones come up so healthy and strong. I love to walk through the woods and peer into them, especially at twilight. They create a mysterious mood with light and dark, and ever-changing colours. And when there is a breeze the leaves shake and rustle as if they are whispering. It’s as though the trees have a secret, and that is what inspires me to create on my canvas. I do not recall a time when I did not love art. Retirement gave me the opportunity to resume painting in 2011, after a sixteen year hiatus. My love of my trees is reflected in my art. Rich, vibrant aspen landscapes, painted with bold acrylics in a loose, semi-abstract, impressionistic style are trademarks of my artwork.