Bio

I am not young. I am a 68 year old grandmother who has been a painter all her life.
I am at the moment a textile painter, fascinated with ancient Islamic textiles, embroidery
Turkmen, Shiraz, Suzani, Ottoman, China, Han, Ming, Qin, Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty Aboriginal, South American, Etho-textiles. There is so much history to discover. I have spent the last few years on China alone and barely touched it. I am attracted at the moment to the tribes of the Middle East. Such richness of native colours. I enjoy doing the research.

I have travelled all over the world with my trusty Canon camera and smuggled back amazing Chinese silk to make floorcloths.

If I were to describe my work it would be bold colours and ethnic patterns. I have always been fascinated by ethnic work, cultural contributions, and organic colour.

I am a colour person with floral overtones, curves, Indienne, Jacobean, unusual fabric designs and always on the hunt for obscure work. I tend to paint my own designs which actually are a memory of what I have been researching.

I love detail well done. It shows caring. I believe that my work makes people smile.
I only paint what I perceive to be beautiful things.

If you have lived through what I have lived through as many women will say my age it is a decision to paint beauty, it is a decision not to be old. I plan on being young all my life.



Exhibitions

  • 2017 Art exhibit at Torontp Libraries, Toronto Ont
  • 2015 Canadian textile museum, same
  • 2013 Art Walk Toroto for 5 years, toronto Ont

Education

  • 1977 Drawing and Painting, Ontario College of Art

Links

White Flower
White Flower

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Katie's Bike
Katie's Bike

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Magic Woman
Magic Woman

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Bedtime
Bedtime

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Fireplace
Fireplace

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Suzani Decor
Suzani Decor

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Ethno bag
Ethno bag

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Oriental Fans
Oriental Fans

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Suzani Decor
Suzani Decor

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Cottage Wind
Cottage Wind

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Dining Out
Dining Out

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Stained Glass
Stained Glass

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flowers
flowers

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DUPLICATE
DUPLICATE

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sunflowers
sunflowers

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Oriental Fans
Oriental Fans

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Dragon
Dragon

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SPRING BOUQUET
SPRING BOUQUET

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INDIA KURTA
INDIA KURTA

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Scottish scarf
Scottish scarf

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Pile of Pillows
Pile of Pillows

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Rust Scarf
Rust Scarf

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Floral Collage
Floral Collage

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Chinese Jacket
Chinese Jacket

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Woman's Blouse
Woman's Blouse

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Toronto Tree
Toronto Tree

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Tree of life
Tree of life

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Border design
Border design

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KIMONO
KIMONO

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Rust Easy Chair
Rust Easy Chair

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Ink drawing
Ink drawing

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Crocus
Crocus

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Triangles
Triangles

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Flowers in vase
Flowers in vase

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Hanging flowers
Hanging flowers

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Bungeballs
Bungeballs

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Tribal Hats
Tribal Hats

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Kimono
Kimono

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Ital Lunch
Ital Lunch

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Vase
Vase

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Bangles
Bangles

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Pile of Pillows
Pile of Pillows

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Tribal designs
Tribal designs

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Winter Bedroom
Winter Bedroom

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Kate's bike
Kate's bike

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Suzani Chair
Suzani Chair

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Red Hammock
Red Hammock

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Chinese  jacket
Chinese  jacket

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Suzani room
Suzani room

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White couch
White couch

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Dragon
Dragon

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Muskoka Cottage
Muskoka Cottage

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Flower Collage
Flower Collage

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Black Parrot
Black Parrot

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Black parrot 2
Black parrot 2

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Flower Collage
Flower Collage

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MY MUM'S FLOWER
MY MUM'S FLOWER

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FLORAL COLLAGE
FLORAL COLLAGE

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SOFT COLLAGE
SOFT COLLAGE

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INDIENNE FABRIC
INDIENNE FABRIC

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