I was born and grew up in post war London, England . Educated at the local elementary school followed by a private girls school school I then attended the London College of Printing where I was awarded a Higher Diploma in Creative Photography .  ( This is equivalent today of a degree course ). For several years I worked in advertising photography.

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

In 2010 I moved to Victoria , on Vancouver Island and immediately starting taking painting classes to pursue my lifelong passion to be an artist.



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

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

Ongoing Education :

Master Copying- Rembrandt. Oct 2017 . Noah Layne .

Oil Basics. VISA March 2016. Neil McClelland .

Creating Marks through Actions. VISA  April  2015. Jill Ehlert .

From Idea to Realization . VISA . Jan 2015 Jeremy Herndahl.

Nature as Source. VISA. May 2014. Barry Szekely.



Solo Shows :

2017 ” A Different Time, A Different Place”  Gage Gallery.

2013 Colour Play – Metchosin  Art Gallery – Shelf Life Gallery

Group Shows :


March ” Strong Women”   International Women’s Day . CACGV, Victoria

Nov  “It’s All About the Shoes.”  curated by Pat Preston . Moka House Coffee on Cook St.


June  ” 150+” group show  Gage Gallery.

Aug ” Psychedelia”  group show Martin Batchelor Gallery.

Dec  ” This Ain’t No Xmas Show ”  group show Gage Gallery.

Dec   “Art on View for Jazz “. silent auction fundraiser. Martin Batchelor Gallery.


Feb     ” Love at First Glance ” Massey gallery AGGV

March  ” Look” show Bay Centre, Victoria CACGV.

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

June  ” Staccato I and II at the Gage Gallery.

Sept  ” Uncommon Sense” 3 artist show Gage gallery.

Dec  ” The Red Thread”  group show Gage Gallery.


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.


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


Jan    Beginnings – Coast Collective Gallery

Feb    Next Course – Metchosin Art Gallery

Feb   Juan de Fuca Painters  – Juan de Fuca Library

May   ” Shoes” – Coast Collective

July    Small Works – Coast Collective

Dec    Open House – VISA

Dec   Massively Mini- Metchosin Art Gallery


May   Open House – Metchosin Art Gallery

Dec    Massively Mini – Metchosin Art Gallery