1701 Ellis Street, Studio 209
My paintings are inspired by the natural landscape and my camera is a constant companion. Growing up on a ranch in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia I spent many hours outdoors on horseback, a great way to see nature, so unobtrusive, natural, and what freedom. I was educated in design and illustration when everything was ‘hands on’ and after graduation from Capilano University I was hired as their graphic designer. My independent nature thrived in that environment of creative challenges, interesting projects, and wonderful co-workers.
I then began freelance design and photo journalism, and in 2001 founded my drawing and painting school BellinghamART. Teaching so many children, teens and adults and fostering their art education has given me immense pleasure and the good fortune to pursue what I love most