Not for sale
I am a non-objective, collage artist from Reaboro, Ontario.
My work contains paper that has been sourced from old books, maps, playing cards, sewing patterns, scrapbook material or the trash- basically I am always looking at paper and contemplating the life that is left in it after it has been abandoned.
Paper speaks to the slow world, in juxtaposition to our fast paced electronic world. Sometimes understanding the big picture means spreading it all out on the floor in front of you- crawling over the large paper map, card games around the kitchen table, pouring over newspaper print, wrapping presents, or rifling through a file cabinet. My work spreads these print memories out in front of you.
About the Artist
I have been creating collages for over 30 years. My first works were small black and white images. My years of exploration have led to large scale, colourful works.
I am a recently retired, elementary school teacher. Throughout my teaching career I pursued Art, seeing it as a valuable foundation for my teaching practice. My Art practice helped to develop creative problem solving, perseverance, flexibility, resilience, initiative, focus and risk taking- all of which informed my teaching.
As I approached retirement from teaching, and spurred on by friends, I showed my collage work publicly for the first time in 2015. A year later, I retired from teaching and moved to a second career in Art. I am thrilled to have been elected to the OSA and look forward to working with such incredible artists.