Who am I?


 

 

My bio is dry, oh, I’m starting to fret.
My bio’s not juicy, it’s not even wet. 
My bio’s like toast, the desert or sand.
My bio needs help from some other’s hand. 
I’ve said the same stuff now for near 20 years.
My bio’s so dry, oh, it bores ME to tears.
A daughter, a mother, a wife, an artiste.
I’ve traveled around, but come home to the East.
My life in under one hundred words?…
This brevity notion is fit for the birds.
So, look at my work, and I’m sure you’ll agree.
My bio’s inside it. Yeah, that’s the real me.

 

I live in rural Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast. My father was a mechanic and teacher. My mother is a quilter. My husband is an energy auditor. My children are in elementary and middle school.

I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC. I majored in painting and I’m a quilter by inheritance. I remember clearly sitting beneath a quilt frame listening to my aunts and mother and grandmother as they quilted. The impression never left me of colour and women’s hands working and women’s voices.

I create from a place of joy. Sometimes that may appear naive, but it is a conscious decision. I know life is tough and way too short. I don’t intend to waste my time being morose and dark and deep. I have way too many ideas that need my attention to get bogged down in trying to be interesting.

I love colour. I love to dye and print my own fabrics. I love to stitch and manipulate them too. I love to paint and draw and assemble. Because of all that, I end up making art quilts, altered books, sculptures and paintings. I’ve often felt that I should choose one medium and focus on it, but I think I already have ….. colour.

Thank you for visiting. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or stories for me.

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