Art has always been a part of my life. My mother was a doll artist and my sister a fine artist so the influences I had at home were always from people familiar with art.
Since moving to Yellowknife in 1990, I have further refined my skills and the variety of art I create. I enjoy watercolors, portraits and political cartoons. I also express myself musically by playing the flute, Irish whistle, harmonica and guitar. I love architecture and capturing the unique lines of structures in my art. I am most proud of the watercolour I painted of the legislative building before it was completed – the Queen received a copy of it.
My involvement in community organizations is a big inspiration for my art. I work with the John Howard Society and the Citizens Advisory Committees to the Correctional Service, and find this involvement the real driving force behind my art. There are so many ways for artists to connect with the community here – through commissioned pieces or being a part of a local gallery – making the North a unique and special place to live.