In the 1950s and ’60s my grandmother painted landscapes of the Peace River country. At age 12, my parents gave me a set of oil paints for Christmas, predicting I would follow in her footsteps.

While I was never moved to paint landscapes, the morphing of simple, natural subjects over time has always intrigued me.

My post secondary education focused on applied design and in 1981, I completed my BFA in Visual Communications Design with a minor in painting at the University of Alberta. Since then, my career
has combined graphic design, illustration and painting.

My paintings have been shown in Vancouver venues and galleries including Art Works Gallery, Gallery Repartée, Hong Kong Bank Atrium, and Espresso Head.

In November 2011 three of my paintings were chosen for the juried group show “Bountiful” in Mount Vernon, Washington.

I am currently living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Some random things I like that may or may not influence my work: tulips, Paris, Matisse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, October, Galiano Island, Peter Greenaway movies, Billie Holiday, cello, rose hips, typography, vintage packaging, gardening.