Having painted since high school, I studied art at McGill and Concordia Universities in Canada, although I was never in a Fine Arts program. During my non-Art career, my creative art outlet included making hand-built pottery, stained glass art, and watercolor painting. Since 2010, I have been mentored by and studied with award-winning Canadian and U.S. painters: Trisha Adams, Harold Allanson, Larisa Aukon, Mary Gilkerson, Brent Lynch, Derek Penix, Betty Carr, and Robert Goldman.
As a dual citizen, I have lived in Canada and the United States. In Canada, I was an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA). Living full-time in Prescott, Arizona, I was Vice President 2018 – 2019 and President of The Mountain Artists Guild 2020 and 2021.