In my artwork my goal is to achieve a quick portrayal of my subject matter. In landscape painting I try to capture a fleeting moment or feeling that I am drawn to when witnessing a calm and serene, or stormy and invigorating scene. My subject matter needs to speak to me in order for me to be able to paint it. This is what I hope a viewer of my artwork can feel.
I was born and raised in the farming community of Venice, Alberta. Living on a farm probably has a lot to do with my love of the outdoors, plant and landscape painting. While I love painting a still and peaceful landscape, I am drawn to movement – flowers blowing in the breeze, swaying tree branches, stormy clouds, a sea of grass blowing in the wind.
My husband and I moved to Spruce Grove in 1988, to begin raising our family of 5. In 2003 I took my first drawing course at the Little Church Gallery. A pastel painting and another drawing course followed. I would have to say that I am mostly a self-taught artist. My passion is in pastel work. I joined the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove in 2005, and have spent many volunteer hours working for the Council, and watching it grow to what it is today.