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In 2012 I retired “north” from Calgary to Yellowknife and focussed my life-long passion for fabric and fibre on making art quilts, costumes and art-wear. I have supplemented self-taught skills by courses and workshops from many talented instructors in Canada and abroad. My work has been shown in Calgary AB, Yellowknife and Inuvik NT, and London ON, and I will have a solo show in Val Marie SK at the edge of Grasslands National Park this summer.
One challenge I have set myself is capturing the beauty of Canada’s remotest landscapes in fibre art, using many different techniques and fibres including quilting, felting, embroidery, beading, dyeing, and creating fabric. After volunteering to track GNP ferrets in 2013 I knew the Grasslands would be one of those special landscapes; in 2014 I returned to Val Marie for four months and began the works which eventually came to comprise my upcoming show, "Textured Landscapes: the Grasslands in Fabric and Fibre." I have made some northern pieces and in the next few years intend to concentrate on northern landscapes.