I'm an artist, illustrator and sailor. I live with my husband Jim on Island Prism, a gloriously yellow 36' sailboat who doubles as our home and my floating art studio. Now based in the waters of British Columbia, our adventures together have included voyaging to Thailand and exploring the beautiful islands of the South Pacific.
My art is inspired by the sea. I am fascinated by the movements and endless colours of water, and am drawn to the flowing nature of watercolours which give me a physical connection to my subject. Using rippling shapes, I capture the motion of wind and waves. Swirling fine white lines of untouched paper give my paintings a sense of life, light and movement. I do not use a resist, but rely on my brushes and a steady hand! Vibrant colours and layers of translucent pigment create the sensation of looking beneath the water, letting me transport the viewer to ocean and islands.
You can see more of my work in my shop and in the Gallery, and follow my adventures in The Log Book- my blog where I also share art from my sketchbook and tutorials. If you have a question or you'd like to commission a special piece of work, then please drop me a line through my contact
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I am a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Arts Council and the Saanich Peninsula Arts Council.
I began 2020 with a successful solo exhibition at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre. ‘Following the Curve of Time’ explored the remote beauty of the Broughton Archipelago, Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands, exploring areas that have barely changed since M Wylie Blanchett cruised and wrote about them 90 years ago. In 2019, I had my first solo show at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre, followed by ‘Sail Away With Me’ at Coast Collective, an exhibition featuring my sketchbooks and art inspired by our voyage across the Pacific.
My work has exhibited in group shows including the ‘Annual International Mail Art Exhibition’ at the Federation of Canadian Artists, ‘Oceans’ and ‘Haunted’ at Coast Collective Art Gallery, Victoria Arts Council’s ‘LookShow’, ArtSea Gallery’s ‘Artisans’ and ‘Winter Treasures’ at the Port Moody Art Council. My work is also shown at the South Shore Gallery, Sooke.
In 2019 I was Artist-in-Residence at the Delta Ocean Pointe in Victoria for the month of May. I also participated in plein air events at the BC Boat Show and Hayley Castle. I took part in the TD Victoria Art Gallery Moss Street Paint-In. Selected paintings were shown in the offices of John Horgan.