She has lived and painted in Campbellton, New Brunswick, and showed at the Centennial Gallery there. She also used art therapy with some of her patients at the psychiatric hospital, at the conclusion of which they staged a well received show at the Campbellton Library.
She lived for a time in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where she spent some time painting but did not show any works.
On Saltspring Island in British Columbia, she participated in juried shows at the main local gallery.
She exhibited for a short show in Port Alberni, also in British Columbia as well as maintaining her own small gallery/studio on Denman Island ,B.C. the "Blue Flamingo Studio", and she was also the featured artist at the Denman Island Cafe.
On returning to Toronto, she opened a gallery\studio in the Beach area called "The Alley", a small storefront studio which featured her works and she also promoted works of other Beach area artists.
Her first Toronto home was in the Parkdale area, which she left in 1967. In 1997, she returned to Parkdale, and lived very near to Sunnyside Beach.
She was a member of the Parkdale Village Arts Collective (PVAC) and has participated in a members show in June, 1998, at Gallery 1313, which is located at 1313 Queen Street West in Parkdale Village, in Toronto, during the final two weeks of the show, that is, from 17 June to 30 June, 1998.
She had works in the Hallowe'en Show at the gallery in October, and participated in a members show in January, 1999.
She showed 10 works in the members gallery at Gallery 1313 from March 12 to March 25, 1999.
She and her son, Kelly, a well known and respected blacksmith/designer fromMontreal, also exhibited her paintings and his furniture, sculpture and jewellery November 17-30, 1999, at Gallery 1313.
Although she has been drawing and painting all of her life, she has had to take much time off from her love of painting to raise a family and to work as a Registered Practical Nurse.
However, she now has approached her art with more stamina, and hopes to produce much in the coming years. She is left-handed, self-taught and not inclined to make broad flowery statements concerning her work, nor the process. She prefers to let the viewers draw their own conclusions.
After spending three years on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, she has returned toOntario, where she now lives on Trapper's Trail, in the Haliburton Highlands. Although at this date not involved in the art scene in the area, she hopes to get involved in the near future.
Please bear in mind that the images presented here are only representational of the actual paintings, since they are of low resolution, for speed in loading the images, and do no real justice to the original works. The paintings are much lighter, brighter and smoother than they appear here.
Arts-Montmartre Paris France