Born and raised on a small farm in the middle of central Saskatchewan, I grew up appreciating the wonders of nature and the animal world. As a child, I would constantly ‘doodle’ the animals, birds, and flowers in my surroundings. This doodling turned into a love of colour and, as a child, my most cherished possession was a watercolour set. As a young wife and mother, I created a play space for our two children in the basement of our home in Regina, Sk. I painted life-size Disney characters on all the walls, along with the cartoon landscape to set the scene. The kids grew up, but they never allowed me to paint over the “Disney Room”.
Painting took a backseat to my career with Canadian Blood Services. It wasn’t until after I retired in 2018 that I re-found my passion for painting by attending a “Paint Nite” with my friends. Since then, I have dedicated as much time as possible to creating my art.
I currently live in the Resort Village of Kannata Valley, and the scenic views within this community are a very tranquil and relaxing backdrop for my creativity. The inspiration for my artwork is found all around me, as well as from my travel history and my love of water. Animals of our world are still my favourite subjects, and I use different mediums to create them. Pet portraits are another one of my favourites, and I love the response when a recipient receives one of my paintings.
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