About

I was born in Quebec and grew up on a lake in an art-rich environment in the Laurentians, close to Montreal. About 25 years ago I began pursuing, in earnest, formal and informal art studies of my own. I also hold a BA and MA.

Before turning to a full-time art practice, I was a professional writer and editor, in effect using language as I now use visual art: as a form of interpretation and translation.

I work from my light-filled home studio near the ocean and mountains in the Cowichan Valley, not far from Victoria, British Columbia.

Select Education and Skills Development

Photojournalism course, Western Academy of Photography, Victoria BC (Ted Grant)

Mentorship program, Arc.Hive Gallery, Victoria BC (Connie Michele Morey)

Credit courses, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria BC (since 2005): abstract colour and form, collage and composition, colour theory, design principles, series development, painting (landscape, figure, still life, portrait)

Workshops, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (since 2003): abstraction, 3-D assemblage sculpture, contemporary painting, process to series, hot glass sandcasting

Workshops, Vancouver Island Art Workshops (since 2006): abstract mixed media, abstract painting, abstract design, abstract design masterclass

MA, University of Victoria, Victoria BC; BA (Honours), Concordia University, Montreal QC

Memberships Current and Past

  • Art Critique Program with Sara Robichaud, contemporary artist
  • co-LAB-orate Art Crit group, Victoria BC
  • Cowichan Valley Arts Council
  • Victoria Arts Council
  • Zebra Art Collective, Victoria BC

Exhibits

  • June 2022: 6 x 6 x 6, co-LAB-orate group show, Errant artSpace, Victoria BC
  • May 2022: 52nd Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show. Portals Gallery, Duncan BC
  • April-May 2022: Room for Not Knowing, solo exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Victoria BC
  • October 2021: Seen | Together, exhibition with Louise Oborne, Errant artSpace, Victoria BC
  • August 2021: Interlude, five-member group show, Errant artSpace, Victoria BC
  • July-August 2021: 35th Sooke Fine Arts Show, juried. Sooke BC
  • May 2021: 51st Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show. Portals Gallery, Duncan BC
  • February/March 2021: 9th biennial Ladysmith Fine Arts Show, juried. Ladysmith BC
  • July 2020: Summer Show, Victoria Arts Council, VAC Gallery, Victoria BC
  • May 2020: 50th Annual Fine Arts Show, Portals Gallery, Duncan BC (Hon. Mention award)
  • April 2020: UNTIL online gallery (Issue 4), Victoria Arts Council, Victoria BC
  • Nov 2019: In Light of Winter, Zebra Art Collective group show, Chapel Gallery, Victoria BC