For over 30 years, I have been working as a Graphic Designer and Community Artist in Toronto. A graduate of George Brown College’s Graphic Design Programme, I have developed a unique design aesthetic throughout the course of her career. Ever involved in the arts community I have participated in various exhibits, and have won numerous awards and certificates for my work, including First Prize in Watercolour and an Honorable Mention in Mixed Media. In pursuit of continuing my professional development as an artist, I have also taken numerous courses at recognized institutions including the Toronto School of Art, the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Image Works and Central Technical School. In addition to my graphic design work, I also specialize in drawing, painting, face painting, a few murals and Origami, the art of Japanese paper folding.
As a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario and Harbourfront Centre’s educational departments for 10 years I have participated in various events and art festivals. I have also taken an active role in Young People’s Theatre events and have worked as an Ambassador at Luminato’s Festival of the Arts. I enjoy sharing my expertise and skills with the community and find my work with children and youth challenging, fulfilling, and rewarding.
At present, I am actively involved in supporting the arts through community-based work. I teach drawing, painting, and origami at various community centres and after school programmes throughout the city.