The story is common: Promising young artist rises in the ranks, gets married, has kids, kids grow up, artist starts all over again. So here I am, building a body of work in my middle years and trusting
that my initial sales successes will continue to climb.
|I started my artistic forays as a toddler and landed my first paying job in the arts at age twelve. Soon after graduation, I entered the advertising and graphic arts world where
I made a successful career as a production manager and art director in Calgary, eventually opting for freelance and the freedom it gave.
|During my years as a stay-at-home mom, I never fully-stopped the sideline of graphic and fine art, continuing to freelance for the local leisure arts centre and teaching fine
art in the evenings. I wrote a daily cartoon strip for about five years and sold it to several community newspapers around the country. I learned web-design and computer graphics which I turned into more
freelance work. I began illustrating children's books.
|Although I still enjoy the graphic arts world, I find it most liberating to create according to my own ideas and sensitivities which tend to lean towards beauty and the evolution
of the human spirit. The work I enjoy most is narrative and figurative and I look for the unusual "twist" in a given situation; that particular point in time where anything might happen. My goal is to create
images difficult to walk by or ignore... images that somehow tug at the psyche, knock at the door of the spirit.
|The past year has found my work taking on more of the abstract which adds to the mystery of each piece. Whether depicting something in which I find beauty or asking deeper questions, I know that my own
evolution into the edges of the non-representational has given me a new challenge and further depth. Always, the adventure continues.