Born in England, I grew up in Canada, and have also lived in the USA and New Zealand. Travel both stimulates and feeds the soul and the imagination, all of which are part of the artist within.
All my life I have been making art, in one medium or another. My schooling consists of a Diploma, Painting Major, from the Montreal Museum School of Fine Arts, and a B.F.A. cum laude in Crafts with a major in enamelling and a minor in metals from Kent State University in Ohio. I also have taken numerous courses and workshops to add to my knowledge. I started sewing as a child, learnt weaving in New Zealand, and I draw all the time. I studied at the Packard Art Studio in Los Altos, California, as well as Stanford University. I have taught in both New Zealand, and in Canada.
My work has been primarily in metals for twenty-five years, but I have returned to my roots in the last nine or so years, painting much more, and have begun to make small sculptures in metal. I think all the things I have spent my life learning are coming together, and I believe that they will begin to blend into one another.
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