Born and educated in Toronto, Canada, I graduated as a Registered Nurse, married, and started traveling. With my husband, Norman, and eventually four children, I lived in different parts of England as well as in Kenya and Tanzania for most of eight years. On returning to Canada, our nomadic nature didn’t end as we experienced life in Halifax, Montreal, Calgary and, finally, Toronto (with a five month interlude in Paris).
I have hiked, trekked, rafted, kayaked, ridden and wandered about in at least 25 countries. Whether it be the amazing colours, smells, sounds or shapes of a fascinating place such as Marrakech, or those of the back roads of Ontario, or whether it be the June wildflowers of the Rockies or the sea off the coast of Crete, I am sure that what I have seen has deeply influenced my sense of colour and the use of colour in my work.
My art quilts have been exhibited in England, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Japan, and throughout the USA and Canada.
I use my own hand-dyed fabric to make art quilts. I love the work, the focus it demands, and the creative challenges each work offers.