I'm an artist, illustrator and sailor. I live with my husband Jim on Island Prism, a gloriously yellow 36' sailboat. We are currently based in the waters of British Columbia, following it recent voyage from Auckland, New Zealand. Cruising through French Polynesia and Hawaii to the West Coast of Canada has given me plenty of inspiration, and art provides me with a unique way of sharing my adventures on and under the ocean!
My art is often inspired by the sea. I am fascinated by the movements and endless colours of water, and spend as much time as I can sailing on it, swimming in it and diving under it. It's probably not a surprise that my favourite medium is watercolour! My paintings seek to reflect the beauty and magic of our world's wild places. I aim to reflect a feeling of light, life and movement, and often include the wonderful wildlife which I encounter on my travels.
You can see more of my work in my shop and portfolio, and follow my adventures in The Log Book- my blog where I also share art from my sketchbook. If you'd like to commission a special piece of work for yourself or as a gift, then please drop me a line through my contact page- or just send me a note to say hi!
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I am a member of the Coast Collective Gallery, the Victoria Arts Council and the Saanich Peninsula Arts Council. In May 2019 I was Artist in Residence at the Delta Ocean Pointe in Victoria BC. During 2019 I have also had solo shows at Coast Collective and the Cedar Hill St Center. My artwork had been displayed in the offices of John Horgan, the Premier of British Columbia. I have participated in plein air painting events including the BC Boat Show, the Hayley Castle Paint-In and the TD Victoria Art Gallery Paint-In. My work has been included in group exhibitions at the Victoria Arts Council, the Port Moody Art Centre, Coast Collective, the Richmond Art Society, the Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia and the Coombes General Store on Vancouver Island. My paintings are in private collections in Canada, the USA, England, France, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. Commissions have included a number of watercolours for private collectors as well as illustrations for 'Marine Diesel Engine Essentials- a Learning and Colouring Book' by Amanda Swan Neal of Mahina Expeditions.