I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada but have lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 1975. My mother, also a painter, instilled a love of art in me at a very young age. I continued my education in the arts at the University of Alberta before moving the Denton. My love of the outdoors and animals, especially horses, has been an integral part of my life and is reflected in my paintings. Since 2014 I have been collaborating with my mother, illustrating the children’s books she’s written.