A life-long passion with Artistic Expression led me to a formal education in Fashion Design using Haute Couture methods and in Multimedia Design. My training and years of practice, have led me to a creatively rewarding life dedicated to Design and Visual Arts. My focus is on Textile Arts, with a culmination of bits and pieces, techniques and styles from other mediums I have immersed myself in at different points in the past.

Embroidery meets Photography – A new collaboration with my husband – Hackphotographer  – Traverse

Since 2000, I have worked in Adult Education, as a Part-time Professor in Multi-Media Arts, as an Arts Program Coordinator and in Program Development/Academic Management at the college level and have been honoured to teach Private Arts Workshops to people of all ages since, in designing myself a passionate career in Arts and Design. After a serious illness and treatment in 2014-2015, my creativity soared and my continued purpose in sharing my skills as a Professional Artist became even more important to me. I now have a focus on teaching Meditative Arts Workshops for Corporate Groups, Train the Trainer in Helping Professions and for the public, all specializing in Meditative Arts and with helping people awaken to pursue their creative genius through drawing, painting and embroidery.

Writing is also a passion that I continue to explore in relation to my work as a Visual Artist. I look forward to seeing where that might take me and I am open to all possibilities.

I also teach a variety of specialized classes and portfolio development for all ages during weekdays in traditional drawing and illustration, painting in most mediums, hand-sculpting air-dry clay, calligraphy fundamentals, textile arts – hand-sewing, embroidery and basic crochet, decoupage, collage and more.