I consistently return to the subject of "in her own space"— topics related to the lives of women. The women of Barbados, where my family has had a home for almost four decades, continue to inspire me. As artist and as "almost Bajan", I am an observer and a witness— I am constantly on the look-out for people who "speak" to me, for the look or gesture which prods me to hang on to that moment, their moment, in paint.
Painting in Barbados

Painting in Barbados

Selected Awards

2011           Carmichael Award, Barbados

2005           K-W Society of Artists, Waterloo, Canada

2001           35rd Eastern Michigan International Art Exhibition, Port Huron

 ___             Holbein Award, CSPWC,  Toronto, Canada

2000          30th Annual International Exhibition, Louisiana Watercolor Society, USA 

___              International Watermedia, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado, USA

___             Look Show, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia Canada

1999          33rdEastern Michigan International Art Exhibition, Port Huron, USA

___              Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant, Canada           

1998          Look Show, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia Canada

 

Education

1958-62          Drawing/painting from the model with Canadian artist Karl Kronlachner

1973                University of Waterloo, PhD German literature

1978 - 81        Galerie Berger for Canadian Native Art in Germany

 1999 -             Art instructor in Canada and Barbados

 

Life is made up of bits and pieces.....

 

Exhibitions, etcetera

2018     Her Space, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados

2017     Her Space, Privatgalerie Ysabel Sureth, Stadland, Germany

2017     Revo'clectic, Massey Building, Barbados

2016      I pledge Allegiance, group show with 100 Barbadian artists, Manor Lodge, Nov-Dec 2016

                Land/marks—Hand/marks (with Ancel Daniel) Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados, March 6 - March 30, 2016

___         Vanitas Fundraiser, June 3-17, Punch Gallery, BCC, Barbados

___         BIBA Fundraiser, April 6, Mercedes Showroom, Barbados

2015      Group show ArtSplash Gallery, Barbados

___          Tales of Two Women: with Ariel Lyons, Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove Ontario,

___          Women's Work 2: the "I" of Venus, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados, 

2014      Swan Street: Faces, an exhibition with Ariel Lyons, ArtSplash, Barbados 

___         BIBA Fundraiser, Feb 21, 2014, Hopscotch, Turtleback Ridge Barbados

                Absolut Art Wars, Barbados, semi-finalist

2014      Unearth, a group show of women painters, Owen Sound, Ontario

____        In the landscape of my mind:  paintings and sculptures (with Bill Grace) Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados

2013       !Behold! Women's Work, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados

                Consecration of "Tree of Life" mosaic, installed at St James Parish Church , Barbados, Feb 3, 2013

____        Paintings used in the feature film "I'll follow you down" (Director Ritchi Mehta) released 2013

2012      Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto...www.elainefleckgallery.com  (catalogue)

_____        Recycled Art and Green Economy Exhibit, Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, University of the West Indies, hosted                                 CERMES and Dept of biological and Chemical Sciences to celebrate World Environment Day

2011       India Journal, Mudtown Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada (catalogue) solo

____         Caribbean Woman: Paintings,Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados (catalogue) solo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcQLfPiF8vo                 

____         Caribbean Mosaic: Meet Fantastic Art at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados (with Alison Chapman Andrews and Bill Grace)                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HY3JJCWY1o

____          CaFA Caribbean Art Fair,  Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados

____          Celebrating 10 Years, Gallery of Caribbean Art , Barbados

____          Freedom Links,  Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados

____          Island Art, Island Art Gallery, Speightstown, Barbados

___           Gallery DeBoer, Owen Sound ON.

2009       Miniatures Plus, Mainguard, Barbados(with Alison Chapman-Andrews and Luna Design),

____          The Eve Paintings, Queen's Park Gallery, Barbados (catalogue) (solo)

____          Into the Season, Tides Art Gallery, Holetown, Barbados

___           Gallery DeBoer, Owen Sound ON.

2008       Blooms, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados


2007       Journey, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Canada (catalogue)


2006      Vessels, Zemicon Gallery, Barbados

____        Vessels, Gallery de Boer, Owen Sound Canada


2005      A tlantis, Atlantis Hotel, Barbados (solo)

____        I sing my Song, Gallery on the Grand, Kitchener, Canada (solo)

____       Gallery DeBoer, Owen Sound Canada

____       15th Annual Art Show, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, Canada 

 

 2004     I sing my Song, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados (with Bill Grace)

____        Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Canada (solo)

____        Gallery DeBoer, Owen Sound, Canada

2003      Owen Sound Artist's Cooperative, Owen Sound, Canada

____        Bliss Gallery Port Franks, Canada (solo)


2002      A Sense of Place, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados (solo)


____        Signs and Symbols, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON.(catalogue) (duo with ReginaGudelis)


2001      Gallery in the Grove, Bright's Grove,Canada (solo)

____        Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, Canada (solo)

____        35rd Annual Eastern Michigan International Art Exhibition, Port Huron,MI (award)


_____      Open Water, Canadian Society of Painters of Water Colours, Toronto, Canada  (award)

 

2000       International Watermedia 2000, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society,Colorado (award)


_____      30th Annual International Exhibition, Louisiana Watercolor Society, New Orleans (award)


_____      LOOK 2000, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Canada (award)

 

1999     A Day in the Life of ...., Verandah Gallery, Barbados (solo)


____       Gallery in the Grove, Bright's Grove, Canada (solo)


____       Carnegie Gallery, Watford, Canada (duo with Dave Dunk)

____       Waterfront Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados (solo)

____       International Women's Day, Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Canada


____       Watermedia X, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado USA(award)

____       LOOK 1999, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Canada (award)

 

1998       LOOK 1998, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Canada

____        Western Colorado International Watercolor Exhibition, Grand Junction, Colorado (award)