I was an elementary school teacher for 30 years. During my teaching career, I found that my Art background provided me with many essential teaching tools such as: resiliency, perseverance, creative thinking and problem solving. I continued to nurture my artistry to support my teaching career, attending classes and workshops.

As I approached retirement, and spurred on by friends, I began to entertain the idea of sharing my Art with a larger audience. I began to show my Art in 2015, making the move to full retirement from teaching in 2016.

Solo Shows
  • Family Health, Lindsay, ON, 2019

  • Flexible Organization, Acme, Peterborough, ON, 2018

  • 2 Gals and Their Trash, Reaboro, ON,  2017

  • Abstraction, Gilmour Music Hall, Peterborough, ON, 2016                                                                                                                

    

Group Shows
  • Scugog Art Centre Juried Show, Port Perry, 2020

                   (Honourable Mention)​

  • Art Matters, Olympia, Lindsay, 2020 (cancelled due to Covid)

  • Art Still Matters, Kawartha Art Gallery, 2020 (cancelled due to Covid)

  • Tagents, Acme, Peterborough, ON,  2020

  • OSA Emerging Artist Show, Oakvile, ON,  2020

  • Newmarket Juried Art Show, Newmarket, ON,  2019

               (Honourable Mention)

  • Uxbridge Juried Art Show, Uxbridge, ON , 2019

  • Chroma, Haliburton School of Art and Design, Haliburton, ON,  2019

  • The Show in the Hall, Sir Sanford Fleming, Haliburton, ON ,  2019

  • OSA Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird gallery, Toronto,  2019                                  

               (Lifetime Members Award)​

  • Academy Theatre, Guild Room, Lindsay, ON ,  2019                                                      

  • Lindsay City Hall Exhibition, Lindsay, ON,  2019                                                            

  • Ontario Society of Artists Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition, Etobicoke, ON,  2018

  • Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts, Uxbridge, ON,  2018                                                  

               (Honourable Mention) ​

  • Pathways, Haliburton School of Art and Design ,  2018                                                 

  • Annual Juried Art Show, Lindsay Art gallery,  2018                                                        

  • KAN Members Show, Academy Theatre,  2018                                                                

  • Juried Art Show, Lindsay Art gallery,  2017                                                                     

  • Fifty over 150, Haliburton School of Art and Design,  2017                                           

  • Afforablism, KAN Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario ,  2016                                                       

  • KAN Members Show, Lindsay, Ontario ,  2016                                                                 

  • Abstraction, KAN gallery, Lindsay, Ontario ,  2016                                                          

  • Mixed Media, KAN (Kawartha Arts Network) gallery, Lindsay, Ontario, 2015           

  • Body of Work, Life Drawing group show, KAN gallery ,  2015                                        

  • Mixed Media, KAN (Kawartha Arts Network) gallery, Lindsay, Ontario,  2015            

  • Body of Work, Life Drawing group show, KAN gallery  ,  2014                                        

  • Student sculpture show, ZimArt, Bailieboro, ON,  2010                                                  

   

Travelling Shows

  • °Ontario on Paper 2: Works on Paper,  2019

  •             -Sir Sanford Fleming College, Haliburton, ON                    

  •             -Romni Goodwood Arts Centre, Goodwood ON

  •             -Studio B, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke ON

  • °Paper Chase: Works on Paper,  2018                                                                        

  •             -Haliburton School of Art                    

  •             -F.A.S.M Gallery, Milton, ON

  •             -Studio B, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke ON

  •             -Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood ON

  •             -The Villa Gallery, Port Perry ON

Commissioned Work

  •  LP Cover Photography, “dream on” by Chris Cuddy,  2018                                          

  •  LP Cover, “One Song at a Time” by Pat Temple ,  2017                           

  •  CD Photography, Catfish Willie and the Buckle Busters , 2015                                  

  •  CD Cover Art, “Day for Day” by Pat Temple , 2014                                                       

  •  CD Cover Art, “HiLo Silver” by Pat Temple, 2011                                                        

Organizations

  •   Kawartha Arts Network Member, Lindsay, ON

  •   Kawartha Art Gallery Member, Lindsay, ON

  •   Art Gallery of Ontario Member, Toronto, ON

  •   ArtSpace Member, Peterborough, ON

    

Education
  •   BA, General Studies, University of Guelph, ON

  •   BEd, Queens University, Kingston, ON

  •   Courses from various Art Institutions including: Toronto School of Art, Haliburton School of Art, Peterborough School of Art, Peterborough Art gallery, ZimArt gallery, Meta4 gallery, Canadian Canoe Museum and Fleming College