Born:               1972, Regina, Saskatchewan.



                           Banff Centre – Writing With Style Program (Spring 2010).


                           B.A. (English major) awarded w/ distinction via TRU (Thompson Rivers University);

                           UBC; Simon Fraser; and Athabasca University, Distance Education Programs.




                         2012 - Beyond the Batholith - Touchstones (Gallery B), Nelson, B.C.     

                   2010   - Between the Lines – Oxygen Art Center, Nelson, B.C.

                   2010   - Between the Lines – Langham Art Gallery, Kaslo, B.C.

                   2009   - Between the Lines – Revelstoke Visual Arts Center, Revelstoke, BC               

                   2008   - Between the Lines – Alpha Guild Gallery, Nakusp, B.C.

                         2006   - Between the Lines – Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar, B.C.



                        2008   Well Behaved Women Rarely…The Accidental Tour
The Borland Gallery, Silverton, Oregon (U.S.A.)
                        2005     The Colour of Kaslo, Langham Art Gallery, Kaslo, BC

                                    (with artists: Fern VanHorn and Fiona Anderson)


                        2003     The Salon of the Arts, Langham Art Gallery, Kaslo, BC

                                    (an NKLAHC sponsored event)


                        1999     Conflict and Compromise, Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo, B.C.

                                    (with artist Brent Bukowski)


                        1998     Circle(s),Straight line(s),and Intersection(s), Langham Cultural Centre (with artist Brent Bukowski)


                        1998     Nelson Artwalk, Nelson,BC (with artist Brent Bukowski)


                        1997     Bottom Feeders of the Machine, Silverton Gallery, Silverton, B.C.

                                    (with artist Brent Bukowski)

Grants & Awards:


                        2010-11 CKCA and Columbia Basin Trust Major Project (Program 6a) Funding.

                        2008 Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Production Grant

                        2007 Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Production Grant

                        2006 Canadian Millennium Bursary

                        2004 Canadian Millennium Bursary

                        1996 Beyond Boards – Forest Renewal B.C. Woodworking Competition;

                                  Chaos Factory (award in design)



Selected Media and


                  2011 Jean Rhys: Scrittrice ipertestuale (an Italian PHD thesis publication by Paola Tobia. Reprinted two images:

                                    Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre, pages 115-116. Edizioni Tracce Press. ISBN 978-88-7433-707-1.

                  2010 Between the Lines: A Cross-Section of the Canadian Canon        

                                    catalogue produced by The Oxygen Art Centre   w/ support from the BC Arts Council. Essay written by: Susan Andrews Grace.

ISBN 978-0-9812529-3-3.

                  2009 Nod Magazine – Department of English, University of Calgary

                                  (Issue #9, February 2009)

                        2008 Silverton Arts News, Silverton, Oregon (November)

                        2008 Horsefly Literary Magazine (Cover art – Issue #5)

                        2008 Arrow Lakes News (August)

                        2008 Arts Seen (March)

                        2007 Writing Women – A newsletter for the 18th & 19th Century

                                  British Women Writers Association (Vol.8, #2, Fall 2007)

                        2006 Kootenay Carnival Magazine (November/December)


Cultural Employment/

Volunteer:   2002-06 Curator, Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo,BC


                        2004-06 Langham Cultural Centre, Board of Directors, Kaslo,BC


                        1984-89 Rosemont Art Gallery, Gallery Attendant, Regina, Sask.



Memberships: Langham Cultural Society, Kootenay Co-Op Radio, Touchstones Nelson.




- the commitment of large brands onto wood using found objects (gears, flat bar, cast parts) - research & drawing - detail burning via pyrography tool - acrylic paint - sanding - multiple layers of lacquer.