I have a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, N.S. My teaching experience includes printmaking and enamel classes for both adults and children. I was a full time art instructor at the Brock Fahrni Centre and Canadian Red Cross for 9 years and taught part time with the Burnaby Art Centre, and Vancouver Parks Board for two years. I was studio assistant for Maria Phillips at fall concentration Penland School of Craft. My experience includes guest artist at Okanagan College and for at Pratt Fine Arts (for an enamel class taught by Maria Phillips).
I love the diversity and seductive qualities of the enamel and enjoy sharing an understanding of the material with students. I begin with a simple sketch, using the enamel as a printmaking or drawing medium, I work rather intuitively allowing the work to evolve. There is an element of assemblage or evolution in my process and composition, and I am excited about the imperfections in the surfaces.
I am represented by Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, Velvet da Vinci, SF CA, and Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h Bijoux D’Art, Montreal Quebec. My work has been featured in the 500 Series by Lark, Color on Metal by Tim McCreight and Nicole Bsullak, Guild Publishing, Exhibition in Print 2003, Signs of Life 2008, and the Jewelry Artist.