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I was born and grew up in post war London, England in a creative family. Painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, crafts and photography were an integral aspect of my childhood. I attended the London College of Printing where I was awarded a Higher Diploma in Creative Photography . For several years I worked as an assistant and then as a stylist in advertising photography and commercials.

I relocated to Canada in the mid 1970s and worked again in photography for some years. I married and had children and my family became my priority in my life.

For the past five years I have been able to immerse myself fully in my passion for art by taking classes to develop my skills. I have worked in acrylics, gouache, and more recently oils.

EDUCATION

1968 -71  London College of Printing . London, England.  Higher Diploma in Creative Photography.

2011-2014 VISA, Victoria , B.C.   Certificate in Visual Arts.

May 2016 . Joined the Gage Artists’ Collective.

EXHIBITIONS

Group Shows :

2016

Feb    Massey gallery AGGV ” Love at First Glance “.

March  ” Look” show Bay Centre, Victoria CACGV.

May  ‘ Gage Squared ‘ at the Gage Gallery, Victoria.

June  ” Staccato I and II at the Gage Gallery.

2015

Jan  ” Look” show Bay Centre , Victoria. CACGV

Feb   “Painting – Level Up” – Slide Room Gallery VISA.

July    Juan de Fuca Painters -Juan de Fuca Library

July    Juan de Fuca Arts Guild- Metchsoin Community House, Metchosin.

Oct  “F-ocusing” a four artist show at Cedar Hill Gallery CACGV.

Nov   “In Cahoots “- Slide Room Gallery – a collaborative show.

2014

Feb   Juan de Fuca Painters Guild – Juan de Fuca Library

Feb   Black & White Expressions – Art Gallery of Victoria – Massey Gallery –

April   Certificate Graduate Show – VISA

June   Moss Street Paint In – Participated helping Kathy Guthrie with artist demo –          showed small works.

Dec    Little Gems – CACGV- Cedar Hill Rec Centre

2013

Jan    Beginnings – Coast Collective Gallery

Feb    Next Course – Metchosin Art Gallery

Feb   Juan de Fuca Painters  – Juan de Fuca Library

April   Open House – VISA

May   ” Shoes” – Coast Collective

July    Small Works – Coast Collective

Dec    Open House – VISA

Dec   Massively Mini- Metchosin Art Gallery

2012

April   Open House – VISA

May   Open House – Metchosin Art Gallery

Dec    Open House – VISA

Dec    Massively Mini – Metchosin Art Gallery

2011

Dec    Open House – VISA .

Solo Show :

2013 Colour Play – Metchosin  Art Gallery – Shelf Life Gallery