I create acrylic paintings that reflect my love of nature and explore perspectives on the natural world.

We all see and experience the world differently, through our own experiences, expectations, and beliefs. Each of us sees the same object, event, or person with our own unique viewpoint. In my art I am exploring the portrayal of the world around me from my viewpoint; what is meaningful for me.

My paintings evolve out of attempts to capture the connectedness that I feel to the natural world. Nature, and especially the lake ("the" lake - Lake of the Woods) has been a source of peace and regeneration for me all my life. As a natural introvert in an extroverted career, I am drawn to scenes of solitude and contemplation.

I have recently begun to consider the themes of connectedness, and of uncovering, as these have been themes in my nursing practice. My nursing work with individuals and families has focused on making meaningful connections and uncovering the person and potentials that were obscured by illness.

I began drawing and painting as a child, and sold a painting at the age of 7 at an exhibition of children's art in Brandon. As an adult, a career in nursing took priority until I attended an exhibition at the cre8ery in 2008. Since that time, I has been exploring my art and developing my style.

My paintings are displayed in and sold from the gallery at the cre8ery, 2nd floor, 125 Adelaide St.., Winnipeg Manitoba. http://www.cre8ery.com/

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Well, it's been a while but I was finally back in the studio today. I did some work on this painting, which started out as a watery green undersea image but when I tried to add a few fish they looked terrible and I was afraid I had ruined it. I'm liking it more now and musing about what it has evolved into. Still under the sea, I think. Perhaps water sprites? ghosts of the deep? fish in camouflage? I'll have to live with it for a while to see how it speaks to me.