I am a third generation Vancouver Islander. I live and teach in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.
I see beauty in everyday objects from the past and like to repurpose them in artful ways. A trio of old door knobs, well worn from all the opening and shutting, the patina is perfect. An ordinary document, for the sale of a parcel of land, so beautifully written, on parchment paper, is just waiting to be appreciated.
I create one of a kind collage and assemblage artwork using paper ephemera from the 19th and 20th centuries and vintage and antique found objects from my personal collection and other sources. I like to combine them in unexpected was to create a narrative that gives them new life and relevance. I like to think that the artisans who created them, long ago, would be pleased.
My work is for sale at various galleries and at my studio.
I offer workshops a few times a year in my home studio in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The studio is open to visitors by appointment.