Four years of study at ACA (the Alberta College of Art) made me realize that commercial art was not my calling.
In the years following my time at ACA, my family became my priority. As my children aged, the need to create returned and I found myself discovering new mediums…. each becoming a stepping stone to the next.
My consuming interest in Mosaic began after researching and presenting a new project for a Summer workshop I was giving in 2009. Around that time, I had to abandon my stained glass practice because of the toxicity of the lead involved in the process. Happily my knowledge and experience with glass is now part of my mosaic-making.
Mosaic is an expansive medium easily encompassing found and recycled materials. Not only are most of my frames recycled but so too are many of the elements of which my mosaics are composed. I find something magical in taking an item of little or no value, and turning it into something beautiful and valuable, thus renewing it’s life.
In August 2012, I moved to Bowen Island with my family after living in Pender Harbour, on the Sunshine Coast for 20 years.