I have been an artist all my life & from an early age, I have had the use of a camera. I am self taught but have enjoyed a few mentors along life's journey too!
I was born in Sussex, England & having graduated from Eastbourne Art Foundation School, I went onto Canterbury Art School, where I obtained several diplomas in art, S.I.A.D.dip., C.C.A.dip., D.A.tec.dip., B.E.tec.dip,
My working career has included freelance artist, Architectural Draughtswomen, Sales & Marketing for Cadbury Confectionery, Advertisement Manager in publishing (United Newspapers, Conde Nast & Benn's) . I then found my way back to design by starting my own business designing & making Haute Couture, dance apparel for Ballroom dancers! This I did for 14 years, until emmigrating to Canada. I also taught art for nine years in mainstream schools for the physically and emotional challenged . In all this time, I have honed my skills in photography, never losing my passion for the art.
Since moving to Canada in 2009, I have really made photography my career and have enjoyed many new opportunities in being part of so many interesting adventures & community work.
Best in show at the British Columbia Cowboy Heritage Society Art show 2015 - Kamloops BC
SHAW TELEVISION Expose
Shaw television expose on me in 2014 for 'Go Okanagan'
Canadian Association of Photographic Art (CAPA) 6th placing for AV contest 2015
I am very pleased to announce that I am working in collaboration with this wonderful singer song/writer, so please check out her website:
'Best in Show & Runner Up'
VOTED PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, KELLY, TEXAS
Photographer of the wedding of the legendary cowboy, Dave Shields to Shirleylee
'BEST OF SHOW & RUNNER UP'
March 18th - 20th - Western Art Show - BCCHS Kamloops
INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION
SEPT 2-6TH 2015
IPE DIVISION 16
Seven pieces selected for
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Bean Scene Coffee House Charity Auction
CAPA Merritt Award and Honorary award for Portraiture April 2015
April 1st - May 31st - One woman show at Bean Scene Gallery and Coffee House, Vernon, BC
March - Official Photographer - BCCHS
March 13th - 15th - Western Art Show - BCCHS Kamloops
I RECENTLY WON THE 'BEST IN SHOW (PHOTOGRAPH) AT THE BRITISH COLUMBIA COWBOY HERITAGE SOCIETY WESTERN ART SHOW', with my photo of Dustin Blaze Shields, 'The Chase is On'. So humbled as there was some amazing work but I was thrilled too, to have had my work recognised at such a prestigious event.
Director of the IPE Photography Division
February/May - Photo exhibition, Performing Arts Centre, Vernon
Jan - Album Bio pictures for the group 'Cod Gone Wild'
February/May - Photo exhibition at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, BC
February - Vernon Morning Star Newspaper article about the work at the Vernon Performing ARts Centre, BC
June - CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) International finalist in the Four Nations Competition
July - Vernon Morning Star Newspaper article about my being a finalist in the CAPA international competition.
August - Shaw Television expose on my work.
September - Official Photographer for the IPE (Interior Provincial Exhibition) Armstrong, BC
September - BCRA Quesnel Photos
November - CAPA Annual Honorary Award received.
December - Vernon Public Art Gallery exhibition.