Living abroad I became a more passionate Canadian. Travelling home I would catch my breath as I flew over our wild Canadian landscape. I became determined to freeze-frame, translate, and magnify the ripples and creases I saw on the earth’s surface. My focus is now to enhance small details, so they become the sculpture.
My Abenaki and Flemish heritage speak volumes through my hands. My more than 2 million year old stones feel like portals to another dimension, with a history, energy and mystery imprinted on them. I listen, sculpt and write the words I sense; that poem accompanies each sculpture.
Art spoke more clearly to me than my interior design education. After university and an art foundation course in Quebec City, I moved to Ottawa; I won a scholarship at the Ottawa School of Art and stone became my medium. During a residency in Italy, I perfected my sculpting techniques.
London, UK: I had my first solo exhibition and exhibited works in numerous London galleries including the Thompson Gallery, and with the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists (RSBA) and the Society of Women Artists (SWA).
I was admitted to The National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives, and became an award winning elected member of the Society of Canadian artists. I am a member of the International Sculpture Center (ISC) in the USA. My sculptures are enduring, tactile and evolve as the light of day changes.