Born in Vancouver to very artistic parents, we had everything from a potter's wheel and looms to a jewelry studio in the house when I was growing up. Originally pursuing a Post-Secondary Education and a career in Graphic Arts, I learned Airbrushing and took a detour, selling paintings at Stanley Park and various local galleries. Together with my partner Rick, I spent my 20's designing and producing a line of wearable art, sold in boutiques throughout Western Canada. After a decade of being self-employed artists, we happily settled into careers in management with regular pay cheques, along with marriage, a mortgage and a child. In my "spare" time I worked towards a mural painting certificate and other creative ventures, including teaching stamping, card making and community school craft classes to children.
In glass, I have found my passion. I love the endless possibilities of working with glass. The learning curve is ongoing and I am always inspired. In the past I have participated in various markets and shows, including Bling, The Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest and the BC Creative Jeweller’s Guild annual show. For the past few years I have stepped away from sales; just having fun learning and creating. I have had been fortunate to take classes from some amazing artists from all over the world, and my style is always evolving and growing.
To view more of my work and find out about upcoming shows please visit www.calido.ca