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Halifax, NS

"My work reflects the intricacy, the complexity and the order inherent in nature. I am drawn to the beauty, but also the danger. I relish the visible, yet can imagine much more, which gives rise to the construction of secret spaces containing their treasures within each piece."

� Born on a farm in southwestern Ontario

� Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax NS
� Self-taught metalwork
� enameling, NS Centre for Craft & Design, Halifax NS � Metalwork & jewellery, at N.S.C.A.D., Halifax NS
� Metalwork, hinges & catches, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine USA
� Workshops in metal techniques, Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS

Selected Exhibitions:
� "Natural Symmetry", Mary E.Black Gallery, Halifax, NS 2005
� "Fear Factor", YHZ Gallery, Halifax, NS 2004
� "The Healing Garden", group show, ARTSPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS 2004, toured to Saskatoon SK, St.John's, NF

Selected Awards, Activities:
� Jury member, Portia White Prize, 2005
� Best in Show & Best Piece:Challenge category, Metal Arts Guild Show & Competition, 2004
� NS Creation Grant to Individuals, NS Tourism, Culture & Heritage
� Guest on Vicki Gabereau TV show, 2000
� Best In Show, Metal Arts Guild Show & Competition, 2000
� Memberships: Metal Arts Guild NS, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Standards Committee for Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council




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