- Artist's Bio
was born and raised in Victoria, I am of Scottish-Irish ancestry.
I love the west coast and find it a never-ending source of inspiration
for my art work.
I have always been involved in
the textile arts and only lately have I discovered that my true
passion is making art doll figures.
The call of the seasons and the
ever changing natural world present to me a deep desire to connect
with the creative process, using Celtic studies, shamanism and
folklore as inspiration for my cloth figures.
My studio is like an archeological
dig as you tunnel your way in through the fabrics, beads, paints,
bones, shells, stones, dried foliage and all kinds of wonderful
thrift store finds. The pieces are usually needle-sculpted and
lightly painted. I use a lot of fine linens that are so often
cast aside and I hope that I am preserving them for others to
I have participated in "The
Goddess Works" at the Martin Batchelor Gallery, where we
honoured women as the traditional gatherers, healers and spiritual
leaders. My piece "Emerging" was selected for
the International Woman's Day exhibit and I worked with the "Warrior
Women" a group of women who came together to use our art
as tools for peace. I was amoung twelve fabric artists chosen
to be the guest artists at the "Filberg Festival" in
Comox Valley. I am also a member of GO A Gallery, a co-op gallery
for artists of all mediums.
My work resides in private collections
in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada..