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Zac & Zoey

22” x 24”

Commission 2019

Antarctic Ululation

23” x 32”

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to observe great moments in nature. In this instant, self and subject are one. Awareness that the air beneath your wings is the same air that trills in my throat.
I see you - I am here!


29” x 40”

Judges’ Choice
Canadian Quilt Association National Juried Show 2015

My inspiration is the character of a west coast family’s Chocolate Labrador Retriever. He’s the (old) man of the house who commands importance within the family and his environs. He draws you in to his world and dares you to throw the ball one more time!

Technique: free motion quilting.


23” x 23”

Accepted into the Canadian Quilters’ Association
National Juried Show 2016

With much meaning and gratitude this portrait was brought to life. A physician and friend was intrigued with my previous work using fabric as an art medium and she asked me to make a portrait of her Border Collie, Leo. He is a beloved family pet who is in his twilight years. It was my goal to communicate his loyal and gentle spirit in fabric. For me it comes alive when I get the eyes right!


I feel connected to this animal from the time I spent in Australia. Kangaroo was started in the first workshop I took with Ruth MacDowell. A prolific artist and generous teacher, Ruth’s style and techniques continue to influence my artistic work.

Pretty Bird I love You

24” x 12”

I was commissioned to make a piece for a graduation gift. The client wanted a compilation of all the daughter’s bird friends, which included all her beanie baby stuffed animals from when she was growing up plus her real bird, Chico. It was too complicated to make as a complete fabric piece, so I used a combination of acrylic paint and fabric. Chico and the border are made from fabric. I added the words that he said, “Pretty bird" and "I love you”.

Technique: acrylic painting fabric collage.


18”x 18”

My inspiration is a friend’s Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog. She has such an interesting face and colour markings that I wanted to interpret in acrylic paint, fabric and paper.

Technique: Acrylic paint and fabric collage.