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“Happiness, not in another place but this place….not in another hour, but this hour” – Walt Whitman

About Me

Art has been a passion and hobby throughout my life but in 2018 I began painting with intent to learn and grow as an artist. As a "self-taught" artist I continue to experiment, learn and grow through the use of new techniques, tools and ideas as my journey unfolds. I have had a long career in healthcare that has informed my art by providing focus on the immediate joy and beauty of the moment. I would encourage everyone to "stop and smell the roses" everyday, even if that means enjoying some artwork!

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

I travelled Europe for 3 months as a youth
I built our above ground pool! (With lots of help from my family of course)
I volunteered with my children at The Humane Society
I used to be a Brownie Leader
I have a newfound love of hiking, and hope one day to complete the Bruce Trail

More About Me

What do you wish you could tell your younger artist self?

I would encourage my younger self to just paint for the love of creating and not be focused on the outcome. There will always be more paper and canvas so just do what moves you and don't be afraid!

When did you know you were an artist?

I felt like an artist when I entered my first local show and was accepted. Seeing my art up on the wall with other "real artists" was the moment that I knew that I could pursue this coveted title as well!

What other non-artist jobs have you had?

While I have spent my adult time in healthcare, I had so many different jobs as a youth! "Barista, factory worker, gas station attendant (back when we would check the oil and wipe the windshield!!), telemarketer. All of these jobs gave me so many experiences to draw from, and I met so many interesting people.