The Last Hurrah!


May 2 – 27, 2023


My first painting that everyone talks about happened when I was about 3 years old and I physically painted my dog with glue made from horses hooves.  He loved the taste of the glue but my parents and grandparents were not impressed!

My family owned a gallery and picture framing shop so I was always surrounded by wonderful art.  I started taking classes at the Edmonton Art Gallery at about 8 years of age and continued classes into adulthood at the University of Alberta.  Through our gallery, I was able to run workshops with many outstanding artists.

When I started to teach art, my own style started to develop although I was always experimenting so I never really stuck with one thing.  My work includes watercolour, pastel, printmaking and acrylic but currently mainly mixed media. I also love to work with polymer art clay, making one of a kind jewellery and 3 D pieces.   My passion has been sharing and working with students of all ages and I learned so much from my students.

In the 1980’s  I travelled and painted with a group of amazing ladies in the Canadian Rockies.  We became the Alpine Trail Artists and had exhibitions in Alberta and Ontario.

Through my interest in art, I am blessed to have made life long friends that continue to influence and encourage me in this never ending journey.

My works have been exhibited in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada and are included in private collections in Canada, U.S.A., Australia, U.K., Europe, Japan and Pakistan.



1984/85                  St. Albert Festival of the Arts

1985/86/87             Sunshine Village Art Foundation

1986/87                  Alpine Trail Artists, T.H. Morgan Gallery, Edmonton Alberta

1989                       Alpine Trail Artists, The Village Square Art Gallery, Carp, Ontario

1990                       Alpine Trail Artists, Gilbert & Coles Galleries, Toronto, Ontario

1990                       Line & Texture, Oppertshauser Gallery, Stony Plain, Alberta

1992                       Gallery Artists, Johnson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

1996/2013              Small in Nature,  Oceanside Community Arts Council (MAC)

2001                       Beyond the Looking Glass, The Old School House Art Centre, Qualicum

2002                       OCAC Juried Art Show, Best in Show Award

2005                       OCAC Juried Art Show, Award of Excellence

2005                       Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton

2006                       This Land, The Old School House Art Centre, Qualicum Beach

1984/2023              Group Shows: Edmonton Art Club, Federation of Canadian Artists,

DeCosmos Fine Art Society OCAC (MAC)Members and TOSH Member                                        Artists

2008                       Water and the Human Condition, OCAC, Parksville

2008                       Qualicum Beach Art Gallery, Group Show

2009                       FCA Arrowsmith Chapter, Spring Show

2009                       Mayworks Invitational Exhibition, Poverty in Canada

2009                       FCA Arrowsmith Chapter, Fall Show Honorable Mention

2010                       TOSH Masters Show

2010                       TOSH National Juried Art Show

2010                       OCAC, Orriss x 3

2012                       Coast Collective, Victoria, B.C., TOSH 10

2014                       TOSH, 8 x 8

2014/2015              Existential Elders, Nanaimo Art Gallery June 21 – August 10

Powell River, and TOSH

2017                       Canada 150, Juried Exhibition TOSH, Honourable Mention