Born and raised on Vancouver Island, I now make Atlin in Northwestern British Columbia home. After our big move north I was able to set up a studio.
All my pieces are handmade in the studio. I love working with silver, but also use copper and gold nuggets sourced from the local placer miners who work our famous Atlin gold fields.
Each piece of metal brings with it a unique character all of its own, always dictating the process, and at times stopping it completely, demanding that I listen to what it has to say.
Creativity, like all good things grows as it is nurtured. Always the patient teacher, it nudges and encourages me forward, even when I protest.
There such a vulnerability in sharing art. I suppose baring one's soul to the world builds character and confidence, which is a good thing, at least that's what I keep telling my self.
I am grateful that art is, by its very nature forgiving, allowing me carry on with this amazing journey. Somewhere in the midst of it all I have left bits of my simple, grateful and humble soul in each piece. I only regret that I didn't have the guts to have embarked on this journey earlier.