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