• Committed to developing an advanced career in fine art
  • Knowledgeable in research methods resulting in exclusive artworks and informative exhibitions and catalogues
  • Practiced in project coordination
  • Excellent public relations, and oral and written communication skills
  • 10 years experience in curatorship, 8 years in administration and over 40 years in education


Current: Fine Artist working in mixed media including: textiles, silk, oil, watercolour, charcoal

Artist and business partner with the Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, Ontario

  • Previous:Director of Operations, RiverBrink Art Museum (The Weir Foundation): www.riverbrink.org
  • Visual Art Educator with the Niagara Falls Art Gallery and Children’s Museum programme – operating through the Niagara District Public and Catholic School Boards Collection.
  • Curator with the Niagara Falls Art Gallery archiving the Niagara Falls www.riverbrink.org
  • Adjunct Curator, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario
  • University Educator (two years); teaching assistant (five years), Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University.
  • Secondary School Art Teacher, District School Board of Niagara


  • 2002-5 – Master of Education in Integrated Studies, with focus on creativity in teaching and learning (Brock University) (awarded book prize for highest graduating mark)
  • 1990-99 – Bachelor of Arts, Honours with Distinction, Canadian Studies and Visual Arts (Brock University, 1999) (three times awarded book prizes)
  • 1994-95 – Post Diploma in Cultural Resources Management (Niagara College) Site placements x 6 weeks each at Jordan Historical Museum and Rodman Hall Arts Centre
  • 1985-89 – Children’s Literature and Creative Writing courses (Niagara College)
  • 1982-89 – Master Spinners Diploma (Ontario Handspinners and Weavers, through Niagara College)
  • 1976-78 – Diploma in Teaching (Auckland Teachers’ College, New Zealand)
  • 1972-74 – Diploma in Fine Arts – majoring in painting and fabric arts (Auckland University, NZ)


  • 2019     –  Turbulence: White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricate) in Connecting our Natural Worlds, opens at the Sonora Dessert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, October 5
  • 2019     –  Kahika, Steps to the Underworld, Pohutukawa at Cape Reinga in New Zealand Flora and Fauna, opened at Ailsa Craig, now travelling in New Zealand.
  • 2019     –  Fractured Earth Skies, in Future Endeavours, Miniature Quilts, (Homer      Watson House and Gallery), Kitchener.  Awarded Best in Show.
  • 2018     –  Clouded Heads in Fibre Content, 2018 (Art Gallery of Burlington). Currently travelling Ontario, 2019
  • 2018     –  Winter Gymnasium #2 in Reflections, Miniature Quilts (Homer Watson House and Gallery), Kitchener.  Awarded Honorable Mention.
  • 2017     –   Mewinzha (a long time ago):  Flight over Niagara in As The Crow Flies,                   Canada’s 150th Anniversary exhibition (Bruce County Museum and                            Cultural Centre)
  • 2016     –  Beausoleil Saracen:  Sculpture in Silk fibre and Beads in Fibre Content                   (Art Gallery of Burlington)
  • 2016      – Beausoleil Saracen: Sculpture in Silk fibre and Beads in Threadworks.                   Flashback (Wellington County Museum and Archives) received the                           Innovative Use of Materials award
  • 2016      – Caribbean Escape:  oils and watercolours of Caribbean, Fenwick                                  Hardware, Fenwick, Ontario
  • 2015-16 – Bubbles and Friends:  oils depicting rescue cats in the Fenwick                                    community, Fenwick Hardware, Fenwick, Ontario
  • 2015      –  Historic Barns and Homes, watercolour exhibition and research project,                   Maple Acre Library, Fenwick, Ontario
  • 2014 – Cuban Connections: Fibre Content, 2014 (Burlington Art Centre, Juried
  • 2012 – Niagara’s Bounty & Escarpment Perspectives: Panel for Group Textile
  • 2009 – Above the Escarpment Series for Escarpment: On the Edge, City of St.
  • 2004 – Sacrificial Dove for Revealed: Women’s Voices, Juried Exhibition,
  • 2003 – Stretching the Envelope., Alumni Exhibition, Brock University
  • 2001 – The Fallen, collaborative installation, with visual artist Suzanne Hawthorn, October 12 – 21, (Niagara Artists Company, St. Catharines)
  • 2000 – Dove-Tale, collaborative Installation, Performance with poet Patricia Exhibition exhibit. Permanent installation commissioned by the Niagara Region. Catharines annual juried exhibit(Rodman Hall, Brock University)Abram, July 9- September 10, (Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines and scheduled exhibition Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario, May 10-27, 2001)
  • 1999 – Award winner, St. Catharines Art Association, Juried Show, (Rodman Hall)
  • 1998 – Honourable mention, Grimsby, Juried Exhibition,
  • 1997 – Work selected for St. Catharines Art Association, Juried Show, (Rodman Hall)
  • 1996 – Work selected for St. Catharines Art Association, Juried Show, (Rodman Hall)
  • 1995 – Participated in group shows: Women’s Art, Niagara Falls Gallery; Juried Student Show, Brock Gallery; Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Art Gallery; St. Catharines Art Association Juried Show, Rodman Hall; solo exhibition, Framing and Art, Lake Street, St. Catharines
  • 1980 – Ontario 80, 2 works selected for travelling fibre/fabric arts exhibit(London, Ontario)
  • 1974 – Solo graduation show, Gallery Lichtenstein, Auckland, New Zealand