I am a blogger and professional visual artist in Holyrood, Newfoundland, known for my colourful stories and vibrant whimsical visions of architecture and landscapes.
After graduating with my fine arts degree in 1994, I lived away for 14 years. But in 2009 my retired military art muse, Brent "Besh" Beshara and I moved back to my home province to be with our large family. I fell madly in love with the island I'd taken for granted back in the day. Since then I have become an avid promoter of the history, culture, tourism and beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador through my art and through our lifestyle.
I have a dedicated following of over 20,000 Newfoundland and art enthusiasts from all over the world. I became known as "The Social Artist" for my public art studio debut in 2006 and painting live at events for years after that.
Today, I am an active philanthropist supporting causes close to my heart like mentoring budding artists, partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and promoting Newfoundland farmers and island sustainability. Since 2006, I have been featured in publications such as Home & Cabin, The Telegram, Beyond the City, Downhome Magazine, Dining & The Arts, Escarpment Magazine, On the Bay, and Oil & Gas Magazine.
ART AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
- 2022 Selected for Fine Arts Friday virtual "Paint Music", in partnership with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and NL Department of Education, to bring more music and art into the schools. Listened to Mendelssohn performed by the NSO wwhile students, along with artist Nelson White and myself, created our own works of art while listening to the music of the NSO.
- 2017 Selected as the Newfoundland representative in the book "The Soul Flow - Celebrating Canadian women living exceptional lives who embody courage, creativity, and inspire others to embrace their uniqueness"
- 2014-15 Commissioned by the I AM Genie Foundation to do an original painting as a momento for Wayne Dyer when he spoke in St. John's and gifted Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, Gabrielle Bernstein and James van Praagh with my artwork when they presented in St. John's, Ottawa and Montreal.
2014 Digital Marketing [Memorial University of Newfoundland]
1997 Interior Decorating & Design Concepts Diploma [Lawrence College]
Award: Highest Grade Point Average of graduating class
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual [Memorial University of Newfoundland]
Major: Drawing & Minors: Art History & Photography