I tried to stop focusing on nature, but I couldn’t.  I like what’s going on under the ground.  Inside Out.  I see and feel the purity, the unaltered, the original, the uniqueness of the cycle of life.  You have what the Earth brings you.

Intuition plays a role in all my decisions. You have what the earth brings you.  Possibilities.




Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Graduate Fine Arts/Studio Drawing and Printmaking 1996


Langara University

Graduate Fine Arts Studio, 1994

Drawing and Printmaking


Artistic expression


Art History Major

Colour Theory Designer

Product Interior


Conceptual 3-D Forms

Print Maker – Intaglio and Relief




Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver

“Paper Gardens”, 1996 and 1998


Tech 1, Vancouver

“New Works” 1999 and 2000


group exhibitions


Main Space Gallery, Vancouver

“The Right Chemistry”, Christmas Show 1999

“3 + 2 = 5”, Christmas Show 2000

“Collaboration 01”, Christmas Show 2001


Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver

“Start With Art”, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010

“DisCOVEry” – Theme, Sleep      And so to Bed – 2007

Theme, Reinvent     Michael Angelo Unplugged 2011


The Ferry Building, West Vancouver

“Woman” – International Women’s Day, March 2006


Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

“Evolution” – Juried Alumni Exhibition – Catalogue 2005


Cityscape Gallery, District of North Vancouver

“Summer Bloom” – 2002

“Nature/Humanity” – 2003

“Human Form” -2004

“Anonymous Art Show” – 2013, 2014, 2015


Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver

2004, 2009, 2010


“Garden Wands”

A unique handmade series of tall painted bamboo sticks topped with acrylic transfers

of plants and vegetables of the British gardener, Charles Jones.

2012 – Retail


live art events – volunteer


FANS Night Gala Evenings, North Vancouver

Chair Co-Chair from 1999 until 2007


Montgomery Fine Arts, Vancouver

Interactive Live Event/Life Drawing Session

“Fresh Art Sale” – 4 Artists and a live model, 1998

CBC Radio Canada Interview – we created an event as the model, Rebecca Cohen, was nude.

“Average Night Out” – Executive Committee

Diane Farris Gallery – Joe Average Fundraiser 1992


An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa – Executive. Committee

AIDS Benefit – An evening with Kiri Te Kanawa

Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, 1993


AIDS Benefit – Executive Committee

“CATS” – Expo ‘86



Arts Club Theatre;  Evergreen Cultural Center;  On Site Entertainment EXPO 86; ShowStar on Line; Vancouver Cultural Alliance and Vancouver Youth Theatre.  My working career has always focused on Arts and Culture.


Hot Tomato Interiors

Interior Design – Sole Proprietor since 1989



Performing and Visual Arts Camps for children  7 to 12

Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam and Sooke Arts Centre, Vancouver Island

Directed, managed and taught at Theatre and Art Camps for children ages 7-12 incorporating playbuilding theory. Christmas, Easter and Summer Camps.

CBC Radio Interview – August 2000 on B.C. Almanac with Mark Forsythe.  Jane and Sarah Coombs, Age -9, interviewed for five minutes. Over 100 students participated in the camps. We played our handmade instruments over the telephone.


Private Studio Sessions

Workshops with adults and gifted children



FANS (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore) Night Gala Evenings, North Vancouver

Elected Chair, 1999 until 2008


Arts and Culture Commissioner, City of North Vancouver

Appointed Chair, Vice Chair 1999 until 2007


Fund for the Arts on the North Shore (FANS) Society, North Vancouver

Elected President 1999 until 2008


City 0f North Vancouver

Appointed to Advisory Design Panel, Public Art Jury and Grants Jury.


Presentation House Theatre and Gallery, City of North Vancouver

Chair, Board of Directors, 1981- 82




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