St. Albert Painters Guild
Member profile details
Paintings 1 -
Title 1 -
Vessel Series - Nest 5
Painting 2 -
Title 2 -
Vessel Series - Nest 15
Painting 3 -
Title 3 -
Vessel Series - Nest 16 (Encaustic)
Painting 4 -
Title 4 -
Vessel Series - Nest 7 (Encaustic)
Studio Address 1
I am an acrylic painter with a passion for colour, pattern and gold leaf. A lifelong resident of Edmonton, I juggled a 27 year administrative career with working/teaching art through public gallery programs in Edmonton and St. Albert.
I was a resident artist at the Visual Art Studio Association (VASA) in St. Albert for 13 years, but now work exclusively in my home studio in Edmonton.
Since 2015, I have been honoured to work with the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic team painting images for community murals all over the country.
In 1993, I received my Fine Art diploma (with Distinction) from Grant MacEwan College. My paintings, including several commissioned portraits, are held in private and public collections across Alberta.
As a painter, I enjoy the process of transforming a blank surface into a visually interesting image. As an artist, I use images as a starting point in exploring different methods and materials, such as collage, encaustics and digital photo manipulation.
A recurrent theme in my work is the merging of past and present, old and new, real and unreal - contemporary realism set within gilded surfaces, brocades, and Klimt-like backdrops or traditional landscapes painted from electronically manipulated images.
Ever curious, my artistic journey has taken me from still life to figure and everything in-between. I prefer working quickly in order to capture a heartfelt response to my subject.
In my recent Birds and Nests series, I am exploring concepts of home, of rootedness and new beginnings.
Art Instruction Experience
Painting Boot Camp, Art Gallery of St. Albert
Drop-In-Art for the Artist at Heart, Art Gallery of St. Albert
Acrylic Painting, City of St. Albert
Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove
Workshop Instructor, Mural Mosaic
Juror, Art Society of Strathcona County, 2004
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