My earliest art training came from my parents. My father was a Renaissance man of sorts – architect, wood worker, photographer, stone mason, and public speaker. My mother was a teacher and weaver. Our life on the land deeply connected us to the seasons and instilled in me a reverence for all living things. Today, beauty seen in the natural world is the primary source of inspiration for my art.
I’ve long been fascinated by fabric and fibre - soft and coarse, vibrant and subtle. As a girl I learned to sew. As a teen I learned to spin and weave. One particularly cold winter while in university, I bought 5 used coats, deconstructed them, then created a warm quilt for my bed. Many quilts later I ventured from function into art. I’ve created book covers, cushion covers, tea cozies, wearable art, thread sketches, and wall hangings. I’m currently exploring new expressions with layered yarn.
As a founding member of Fibres & Beyond, I experience the energy, encouragement, and sense of community that is generated as we meet regularly. Working collaboratively toward the goal of each of our Shows inspires me. I cherish our deep bond that has grown over the years, both as women and as artists.
In addition to textile and fibre as media for my art, I explore photography, writing, gardening, and improvising on my harp.
Phone: 250 360 0783
915 Woodhall Drive
Victoria, B.C., V8X 3L7