Curriculum Vitae


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Skills Summary 

As a fine artist, my favorite mediums are oil, acrylic, mixed media, plein air painting and photography, but I also have experience with pastel and watercolor. I have taught art to both children and adults. My favorite writing genres are mystery and children’s literature. 


2021 – Standard First Aid and CPR/AED level C, expiry 2024

2021 – Certified Food Handler Certificate, expiry 2026

2019 – Creative Writing Graduate Certificate, Humber College, ON

2018 – Independent Studio Practice Certificate, Fleming College, ON

1985 – BA, Fine Arts Studio Option, University of Waterloo, ON 


2021 to present

Assistant Teacher at New Hamburg Co-operative Preschool, New Hamburg – in class play activities and daily art option for children aged 2 1/2 to 4 years.

Doon Heritage Crossroads – adult workshop instructor and volunteer costumed interpreter

Homer Watson House and Gallery – adult workshop instructor


Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON- Completed training program as a volunteer artist educator for 55+ clients. Delivered online classes via Zoom in watercolor, collage and mixed media 

Doon Heritage Crossroads, Kitchener, ON – Volunteer costumed interpreter – plein air painter


Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, ON – Volunteer receptionist duties and summer assistant in children’s art classes – pottery studio and kindergarten program 

2016 to 2017

Art Journaling Meetup Group Leader – Acrylic painting/collage/watercolor applications for journaling                         

2007 to 2009

NFAL Gallery, Ottawa, ON – Joint coordinator for NFAL Gallery, schedules, media, hanging artwork


My work can be seen at Cedar Lake Studios, Cambridge, ON

Exhibition History

2021 – Home Watson House and Gallery Fall show and sale

2018 – Figureworks Exhibition , Ottawa, ON

2018 – Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, ON 

2011- 2013 – Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON                                                                                                                                      

2012 – Atrium Gallery, Nepean, ON                                                                    

Solo juried show, Nepean, exhibition of photographs from the west coast of Vancouver Island along the Juan de Fuca trail where ‘the crust of the earth meets the sea’

2011 – Urban Art show, Ottawa, ON                                                                    

2011 – Orleans Festival, Ottawa, ON                                                                   

2011 – NFAL Member’s Night, Ottawa, ON                                                        

Award’s show at Atrium and Centerpointe Theatre Galleries, Honorable mention for photograph ‘Bear Beach 2, Juan de Fuca Trail