Since retiring in 2016, I have been exploring various mixed mediums and processes. I fell in love with working with altered paper to create paper collage. I use an eco-friendly cleaner to dissolve the ink in recycled magazine pages. The result is an interesting array of texture and pattern, some of which I manipulate to the desired result. As I sit at my studio table, the pages in front of me speak to me and inspire me. I mount the collage on Canadian made cradled birch panel. I have spent many months mastering this process. I love experimenting with different papers, gel mediums and pigments in my works. I have worked in mixed media, acrylic, pastel and oil.
In 2003, I was honored to win the Vivian Thierfelder Trophy at the Alberta Orchid Society Show for my large oil painting, “Cattleya Hawaiian Sunset”. In 2003 I was awarded a commission to paint a work of the province’s official stone, petrified wood, for the 2004 Alberta Environment Week poster. My work, “Daily Chores”, a serene scene from the Ukrainian Cultural Village, was chosen for the Art Acquisition Program of Strathcona County.
I regularly show in Art Society of Strathcona County art shows.