I am a self-taught artist who works mostly with acrylic paints. I love to explore different techniques and applications with this medium and find it to be both forgiving and challenging depending on the circumstance. While I enjoy moving out of my comfort zone with painting, I always find that I am drawn back to what I started with and that is telling a story through light. My favorite pieces involve multiple steps to build the paint into a cohesive story that finishes with a layer that is only visible when struck properly by the light. These final images are often referred to as ghosts and are meant to give the story of the painting an extra chapter. It is from this work that my slogan originated, “Look beyond the obvious.” Outside of painting, I am also a writer, a wife and mother of 3 young children (2 boys and a girl). My husband and I own a small art gallery where we showcase not only my work but the work of other Saskatchewan artists as well. When I am not in my studio, I am with my children or working on a writing project or two. My life is full, it is busy, and I am blessed.