I am a textile artist practicing in West Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada. I explore the use and tradition of botanical dyes, earth pigments, and rust. During my childhood in the Robson valley in BC, I was surrounded by people who made things in their daily lives. I accredit my creative style as an artist to growing up in a community that fished, hunted, gardened, sewed, and made music.
After earning my Bachelor of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, I was accepted as an artist in residence with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. I took a chance, and moved to the east coast to the beautiful island of Cape Breton, and I have been practicing as an artist ever since. Im proud of my small studio by the Atlantic Ocean.
I teach classes for various community organizations and events. I have taught classes for the Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Parrsboro Creative, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Cape Breton centre for Craft and Design, The New Dawn Centre for Innovation, and the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival. I have exhibited her work at culture events in Atlantic Canada, such as Celtic Colours International Music Festival, Third Shift Art at Night Festival, and Lumiere Art at Night Festival.