born at Hampton Court, England and completed art studies
with Erdmann Konig
in Munich, Germany. Her paintings in oil and acrylic and
more recently the painted textile constructions have been
exhibited extensively, both in Canada and abroad. Her work
is currently held in private collections in Spain, Germany,
Australia, England, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa,
Canada and the USA.
The colours, forms, landscapes and different energies that
prevail in various places in the world in which I have lived
and travelled have been a deep influence. Here in the Gatineau
Hills of Québec,
I see the way in which mankind, technology and nature meet,
and how forcefully nature works to create, heal, re-design
and adapt to change. Destruction and decay lead to renewal,
re-birth and beauty. This powerful cycle and message for
survival gives me hope and provides a constant source of
In my recent series of paintings and painted textile constructions
I continue to explore and express the inseparability of
humankind, nature, matter and the prevailing universal energies.
The technique sometimes involves deconstruction of finished
paintings and then weaving them into new entities.
I enjoy the challenge of incorporating other materials into
my works and continue to find the symbolism intriguing.
Sometimes the process translates into more abstract or surreal
works, while at other times there remains a realistic portrayal
of the more familiar.
The painted textile constructions
also underscore the fragmentation of our world. They suggest
that when the fragments are gathered and re-aligned, when
differences are positively and openly embraced, boundaries
are redefined and there is no limit to the positive changes
that can happen.
I find this process both excitng and stimulating…it allows
acknowledgement of the spirit and integrity of the original
work, and yet at the same time signifies the positive energies
and different perspectives that change can bring.
It is my hope that you will
not only sense the joy and energy that goes into my work
but will also feel uplifted by the rendezvous with nature,
the inner spirit.and prevailing universal energies.
- Gatineau, Quebec
- Navan, Ontario, Canada
Moon Rain Centre - Poltimore, Quebec