Education

 

1971 to 1973

Studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

 

1977

Completed Professional Development Program for Teachers at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

 

1987 to 1991

Studied the process of watercolour painting with Jane Ford, Velvet McKenzie-Bailes West Vancouver, BC

 

1991 to 1994

Studied Figure Drawing with Elizabeth Smiley at West Vancouver Recreation Center West Vancouver, BC Teaching Assignments and Commissions

 

Teaching Assignments and Commissions

 

1991 to 2001

Taught Art Classes at West Vancouver Seniors Center, West Vancouver, BC

 

Designed and Painted Mural at West Vancouver Seniors Center, West Vancouver, BC

 

Designed and Led North Vancouver’s first Art in the Park for children (North Vancouver Recreation commission) ages 5-12, North Vancouver, BC

 

Designed and Led children’s summer art program at Kylee Wyde Studio, West Vancouver Recreation commission, West Vancouver, BC

 

1993

Commissioned Painting of Jimmy Pattison’s yacht “Nova Spirit” subsequent prints made for BC Overwaitea Management

 

2001-2004

Designed and Painted 18-panelled Mural commemorating the history of the Versatile Shipyards (in collaboration with Sutherland High School, North Shore Arts Council, the City of North Vancouver Museum and Archives) North Vancouver, BC

 

Advisor for Teens at Risk Art Program Art North Shore Arts Council, North Vancouver, BC

 

Coordinated and Completed Mural Project at Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, BC

 

Employed with the Coquitlam School Board 43 (Artists in Schools Program) doing hands on clay projects, Coquitlam, BC

 

Planned and Directed Mural Project for Maillard Middle and Pinetree Way Elementary Schools Coquitlam, BC

 

Involved as Artist in Art in the Garden Tours, with North Shore Arts Council, North Vancouver, BC

 

2004

Juror for Annual Art Exhibit, West Vancouver Artist’s Guild, West Vancouver, BC

 

Painting Demonstration with West Vancouver Artist’s Guild, West Vancouver, BC 2004 to 2008 Designed and Painted Mural for North Vancouver Animal Shelter, North Vancouver, BC

 

Moved to Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast and set up Home Studio / Gallery with art classes and exhibitions.  

 

Became member of Purple Banner Tours, and Sunshine Coast Cultural Alliance. Sunshine Coast, BC

 

Designed and Led Spring Break program for Halfmoon Bay Community School Sunshine Coast, BC

 

Directed Mural Project at Gibsons Christian School Gibsons, BC Featured on “Artist in the House” television program Coast Cable TV Sunshine Coast, BC

 

Featured in an article in The Reporter newspaper Sechelt, BC

 

Designed and Painted Murals for residences in Roberts Creek, Davis Bay, and Halfmoon Bay, Sunshine Coast, BC

 

Designed and Painted School Mural at Inman Elementary School, Burnaby, BC

 

Designed and Painted award winning float for Sea Cavalcade, Gibsons, BC 2005 Worked on private residential murals, North and West Vancouver, BC

 

2005 to 2006

Led two consecutive years of “Art from a Child’s Heart” children’s summer art program West Vancouver Baptist Church West Vancouver, BC

 

2009

Art Director for Pioneer Pacific Camp, Thetis Island, BC Designed and Painted interior mural for “Reflections Bed and Bath” store, Sechelt, BC

 

2009 to 2010 Participating artist in Port Moody Art Walk, Port Moody, BC

 

2010

Painting Demonstration with Garibaldi Art Group, Maple Ridge, BC 2009 and 2011 Participating artist and painting demonstrator at Minnekhada Art Festival, Coquitlam, BC

 

2009 to present

Setup Wallflowers and Beyond Studio / Gallery, Port Coquitlam, BC

 

2011 to present Instructor for after school art program, Pitt River Middle School, Coquitlam School District 43

 

Exhibitions

 

1991

Participating artist at Deep Cove Gallery North Vancouver, BC

 

1993 Participated in Exhibition at North Vancouver District and City Hall North Vancouver, BC Solo Art Show at Centennial Theater, North Vancouver, BC Participating artist at Morgan Dawn North Vancouver, BC Participating artist in New Westminster Arts Council Gallery Show, Queenspark Gallery New Westminster, BC

 

1993 to 1996

Featured Artist with Van Dop BC Cultural Guide Magazine

 

1994 to 1995

Exhibited and Demonstrated Painting at Ferry Building Gallery and Silk Purse West Vancouver, BC Participated as Artist in Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC

 

1996 Pastel Show at Deep Cove Cultural Centre, North Vancouver, BC

 

1996 to 1997

Gallery Artist at Kennedy Gallery Grand Cayman Island

 

2005

Canada Day Exhibition, Castle Park Port Coquitlam, BC 2011 Participated as Artist in Inaugural Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Halfmoon Bay, BC

 

 

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