About me


Group Exhibitions:
  • Simcoe Watershed Group 2022, 2023
  • Pastel Artists of Canada Annual Juried Exhibitions 2018 thru 2023
  • International Women’s Day Art Show, OMAH from 2014
  • Quest Art Members Shows from 2010
  • Barrie Art Club monthly Member Shows from 2010
  • Barrie Art Club Annual Rotunda Show from 2010
  • Painters at the Gibson seasonal and annual shows, Gibson Centre, Alliston from 2017
  • Plein Air Pastel at Double Doors Art Gallery Anten Mills, 2015
  • Two persons show at Double Doors Gallery, Anten Mills, 2016
Solo Exhibitions:
  • Barrie Art Club featured artist and guest artist monthly shows.


I was professionally trained as an Occupational Therapist at Brookes University in Oxford, England, and later earned a B.S and M.S at the University of Toronto.Art Training started as a child when I attended the Newfoundland Academy of Art, and continues in the form of workshops, evening part-time studies at OCAD, The Three Schools of Art, and weeklong residential plein air workshops.
While I am largely self-taught, I readily acknowledge the influence of instructors, including: Brian Smith, Susan Low-Beer, Margaret Ferraro, Ilse Hughes and Jean Claude Roy.


Portraiture and figurative work are strong interests, as well as en plein air landscape painting. My preferred media are soft pastel and oil paints, but I also enjoy watercolour painting and clay sculpture. I have completed several commissioned portraits.


  • Pastel Artists of Canada (PAC) Annual Juried Exhibition 2018, 2nd Place for Self Portrait. 
  • Master Pastelist (MPAC) designation awarded by PAC, 2018. 
  • Barrie Art Club Annual juried Rotunda Show 2023, 2nd Place. 
  • Saugeen Plein Air Festival, 2023, Ist Place for Representation of Town Category.