An Artist Afloat
Inspired by the Sea
I'm an artist, illustrator and sailor. I live with my husband Jim on Island Prism, a gloriously yellow 36' sailboat which doubles as our home and my floating art studio. Now based in the waters of British Columbia, our adventures together have included voyaging from New Zealand through Vanuatu, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia to Thailand. We've cruised Queensland, sailed from Sydney to Hobart, circumnavigated New Zealand's North Island and explored the beautiful islands of the South Pacific.
You can read more about our Pacific voyages and see my sketchbooks over in the Log Book.
My art is inspired by the sea. I am fascinated by the movements and endless colours of water, and am drawn to the flowing nature of watercolours which give me a physical connection to my subject. Using rippling shapes, I capture the motion of wind and waves. Swirling fine white lines of untouched paper give my paintings a sense of life, light and movement. I do not use a resist, but rely on my brushes and a steady hand! Vibrant colours and layers of translucent pigment create the sensation of looking beneath the water, letting me transport the viewer to ocean and islands.