Current position

  • Full time textile + mixed media artist

  • Instructor of techniques in workshops across Canada

  • Designer of art quilt patterns and kits, under “Mother Earth” Designs

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance / Education, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, 1979

  • Bachelor of Education, Music / Drama, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1980 - Specialist Certificate, Music 1982

 

Solo Shows

2014

  • "Rare Reflections ", St. Francis Xavier University Gallery, Antigonish, NS, Canada

2013

  • "Rare Reflections ", Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, ON, Canada

2011

  • "Landscapes of the Soul", Salmon Arm Public Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada - March
  • "Rare Reflections ", Craft Council of NL, St. John's, NL, Canada - March / April
  • "Landscapes of the Soul", Fibre Works Gallery, Madeira Park, BC, Canada - April
  • "Rare Reflections ", Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL, Canada - June to September

2009

  • "West Coast Blues", Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL, Canada

2008   

  • "In the Key of Colour", Devon House, Annex Gallery, Craft Council of NL, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • "In the Key of Colour", Gallery Craighurst , Craighurst, ON, Canada
  • "Landscapes of the Soul", Buckhorn, ON, Canada
  • "In the Key of Colour", Arts & Culture Centre, Grand Falls - Windsor, NL, Canada

2006    

  • Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL, Canada

2004    

  • Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC, Canada

 

Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

2014

  • "Traditional is Growing on ME", National Juried Show, Quilt Canada, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
  • "From Darkness into Light", CQA/ACC Invitational Show , St. Catharines, ON, Canada
  • "Nunc dimittis" and "Gaerbhyth ~ Ambassador for Peace" , Called to Serve , Cathedral Church of St. James , Toronto, ON, Canada
  • "Organized (Creative) Chaos II " ,Its all about Colour!" , Travelling with Canada (for 1 year), Canadian Quilters Association, Canada

2013

  • "Beetle Beauties", Expressions, Quinte Arts Council, Belleville Library, Belleville, ON, Canada
  • "Water=Life", Threadworks, Ontario Needleworkers , Travelling exhibition (for 3 yrs), ON, Canada
  • "Cathedral Woods", "Prayers Rise Like Incense", "Meditations of All our Hearts", Sacred Stitches, Cathedral Church of St. James , Toronto, ON, Canada

2012

  • “Beetle Beauties ", National Juried Show, Quilt Canada, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • “Prayers Rise like Incense ”, CQA/ACC Invitational Show , Halifax, NS, Canada

2011

  • Textile Festival , Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, NS, Canada
  • “Strands of IF ”, CQA/ACC Invitational Show , London, ON, Canada

2010

  • “Gaerbhyth ~ Ambassador for Peace ", National Juried Show, Quilt Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • "The Go Between",The Grand National: Off the Wall , Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

2009

  • “Internal Sunrise” and "Under the Midnight Sun", Celestial Textiles , Fibre Essence, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • “Enchanted Wilderness”, Annual Members Exhibit, Craft Council of NL, St. John's, NL, Canada
  • “Search for Light II”, Common Thread, Oakville, ON, Canada
  • “Within the Cloud of Unknowing”, Time & Place, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL, Canada
  • “Passageway”, CQA/ACC Invitational Show , Saskatoon, SK, Canada

2008

  • “Unspoiled Territory II”, Art Hits the Wall, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • “Ethlyndryal the Protector”, CQA/ACC Invitational Show, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • “String of Pearls”, Arts & Letters Exhibit, The Rooms Provincial Gallery, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • “Forget-me-not”, “SPRING!”, Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • ‘Seeking the Holy’ Series (set of 5 pieces), Sacred Cloth, Squamish, BC, Canada
  • “Sunset Bolero”, National Juried Show, Quilt Canada, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • “Underwater Beauty”, National Juried Show, Quilt Canada, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • “Timeless Message”, The Grand National: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • “Nine Patch for the Unknown Quilter”, The Grand National: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

2007

  • “LIFE: Hanging by a Thread”, Annual Members Exhibit, Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • “Flos Passionis”, “ARTefact”, Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • Nature – Culture”, League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Arts & Culture Centre, Stephenville, NL, Canada
  • Glitz, Glitz, Glitz”, The Waterloo County International Quilt Festival, Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • “Ethlyndryal the Protector”, The Grand National: Fantasy, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

2006

  • Textile Festival, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Cape Breton, NS
  • “LIFE: Hanging by a Thread”, The Grand National: Wild Life, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

2005 

  • Sewfest, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • “Prima Donna’s Aria”, The Grand National: Airborne, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada 

2004 

  • Sewfest, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • “Psalm of Eternal Awakening”, The National Juried Show, Quilt Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • “Psalm of Eternal Awakening”, Pacific Northwest Quiltfest, Seattle, WA, USA

2003

  • “Beyond Words”, The Grand National: Reflections of Canada, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • “Renascent Soul”, The National Juried Show, Quilt Canada, Fredericton, NB, Canada         

2002

  • “Beyond Words” Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC, Canada
  • “Beyond Words”, 20/02 Vision – A Regional Reflection, Craft Council Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Group Shows

2014

  • "Celebrate the Seven", Connections Textile Artists , Wellington County Museum, Fergus, ON, Canada
  • "Celebrate the Seven", Connections Textile Artists , Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, ON, Canada
  • "18 - SQUARE ", Connections Textile Artists , The Grange Gallery, Mississauga, ON, Canada

2013

  • "Higher Ground", Connections Textile Artists , Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph, ON, Canada
  • "Connections at Greenwood", Connections Textile Artists , Greenwood Quiltery, Guelph, ON, Canada

2011

  • "Blue", Devon House, Craft Council of NL, St. John's, NL, Canada
  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL, Canada

2010

  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Tails, Trails & Tunes, Norris Point, NL, Canada
  • "Comfort & Joy", Devon House, Craft Council of NL, St. John's, NL, Canada

2009

  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL, Canada

2008

  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL, Canada
  • “Art Hits the Wall”, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada

2007

  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL, Canada
  • McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Gros Morne Na’n’l Park, NL, Canada
  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Arts & Culture Centre, Stephenville, NL, Canada

2006 

  • Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Cape Breton, NS, Canada
  • League of Artists of Western Newfoundland, Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, . NL, Canada

2003 

  • Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC, Canada

 

Collections

The Rooms, Provincial Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Numerous private collections both national and international

 

Art Residencies

Conch, NL, 2010

 

Awards Received

Second Place for Excellence of Threadwork :
             “Traditional is Growing on ME ”National Juried Show, Quilt Canada 2014,
            St. Catharines, ON, Canada
            

First Place:
             “Beetle Beauties” National Juried Show, Quilt Canada 2012, Halifax, NS, Canada

Viewer's Choice Award :
             “The Go Between ” The Grand National: Off the Wall , 2010
             Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Award of Excellence - West Award for Personal Expression:
             “Enchanted Wilderness” Annual Members Exhibit , 2009
             Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Best Interpretation of Theme:
             “Nine Patch for the Unknown Quilter” The Grand National: Yesterday, Today,
             Tomorrow, 2008 Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

First Place:
             “Sunset Bolero” National Juried Show, Quilt Canada 2008, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Award of Excellence - Innovation & Design:
             “LIFE: Hanging by a Thread” Annual Members Exhibit, 2007
             Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Award of Excellence:
             “Ethlyndryal the Protector” The Grand National: Fantasy, 2007
             Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

Curator’s Choice: Susan Burke, Curator
             “LIFE: Hanging by a Thread” The Grand National: Wild Life, 2006
             Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

Best of Show: CQA Rosette
             “Psalm of Eternal Awakening” The Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild Biennial Show,
             2004, Invermere, BC, Canada

 

Memberships

League of Artists of Western Newfoundland (LAWN), member 2005 to 2012, Board member 2009 to 2010

Canadian Quilter's Association (CQA), member 2002 to present

Surface Design Association (SDA), member 2005 to present

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, member 2005 to 2012

CARFAC / VANL, member 2006 to present

 

Publications

2010

Spring Crocus, A Needle Pulling Thread, Spring issue, p. 6 - 11

2009

Show & Tell, Member Profile, Craft Newsletter, Nov/Dec

Studio Safety, The Canadian Quilter Magazine, Winter issue, p. 41, 42 (by the artist)

2008

The Canadian Quilter Magazine, Autumn issue, p. 10, 59

A Needle Pulling Thread, Summer issue, p. GN6, GN13

“Ethlyndryal the Protector”, Image used for Janome ad

2007

Creating textile art from the inside out, Member Profile, Craft Newsletter, Nov/Dec

The Canadian Quilter Magazine, Autumn issue, p. 64, 65

“Ethlyndryal the Protector”, Image used for Promotional Poster & Reception Postcard for the The Grand National: Fantasy, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, K-W, ON, Canada


2006

The Canadian Quilter Magazine, Winter issue, p. 52 - 55 (Feature article written by Paulette Eccleston)

“LIFE: Hanging by a Thread”, The Canadian Quilter Magazine, Autumn issue, p. 64


2005

The Spirituality of Mazes & Labyrinths, Wood Lake Books / Northstone Inc., p. 110

“Hear the Children Sing”, BC School Trustees Association – Card

(As a result of working with Edgewater Elementary School on an ArtStarts Project, BC, finished artwork chosen for cover of BC School Trustees Christmas Card, Dec. 2005 and used by children’s music artist Raffi.) 

2004

The Highway, Anglican Diocesan Paper, Kootenay Diocese, BC, Canada

 

Other Related Experience

Teaching:

    Experienced teacher at textile events across Canada since 2001

    Teaching faculty, Canadian Quilter’s Conference, St. John's, NL ~ 2008, 2011

Juror for National Juried Show 2009, Canadian Quilter’s Association

Judge for National Juried Show 2011, Canadian Quilter’s Association

Judging Certification, Canadian Quilter’s Association

 

Representations

Gallery on the Lake ~ Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada ~ www.galleryonthelake.com

Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador – Devon House ~ St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada ~ www.craftcouncil.nl.ca

Red Ochre Gallery ~ St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada ~ www.redochregallery.ca www.redochregallery.ca

JL Gallery ~ Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada ~ www.jlgallery.org