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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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