With architecture as my muse, I am committed to depicting the ordinary in extraordinary ways. The built environment, combined with a fascination for the life and plight of the "person next door" intrigues me far more than the lives of the mighty. Inside all of us are grand dreams and thoughts which need to be seen and heard. The back yard speaks more clearly to me than the temples and palaces of the world.
Consequently, I often employ humble themes but utilize exotic fabrics or unusual materials.
The allure of the inner side of the ordinary leads me into an exploration of layering and dimension. I explore ways of creating dimension in my work through surface embellishment which can take the form of transparent overlays, found objects, beads, fabric manipulation or...
The world is an interesting place, I strive to honour this in my work.
2011 Playing in Paradise Stitchn' Be Artisan Boutique, Regina SK
2011 Open Season, Art Gallery of Regina (Outside the Box) Regina SK
2013 The Burgess Shale Legacy Textile Exhibit
locations to be announced
2012-14 Best of the West (invitational) travelling:
Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton AB
Quilt BC, Penticton BC
Galleria Inglewood, Calgary AB
Central Alberta Quilt Show, Red Deer AB
2011-12 Peace Quilts: Women's Power and Resistance in Conflict (curated) travelling:
International Quit Festival Houston TX
Machine Quilters Expo Providence RI
United Nations Visitor Center New York NY
Worldwide Headquarters YWCA Zurich Switzerland
Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland
2011 Featured Artists Stitchn' Be Regina SK (invitational)
2010 No Story Too Small To Trade Dunlop Art Gallery (Sherwood) Regina SK (curated)
2010 High Fibre Content Traditions Handcraft Gallery Regina SK (invitational)
2010 Members Salon Show Art Gallery of Regina SK
2009 Flatland Fibre--Off the Wall Saskatchewan Craft Council Saskatoon SK (curated)
2008 Edging Forward Fibre Arts Network in conjunction with Canadian Quilter's Association St. John's NL (curated)
2008 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Grand National Exhibition Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Kitchener ON (juried)
2007 Integration: Bonny Voice and Susan Wittrup Alice Turner Library Saskatoon SK (curated)
2006 The Shape of Things to Come Fiber Arts Network, Vernon Art Gallery Vernon BC (curated)
2006 Canada Uncovered Museum of the American Quilter's Society Paducah KY (invitational)
2006 Invitational Show Canadian Quilter's Association Ottawa ON
2005 Three Women and Local History Alice Turner Library Saskatoon SK (invitational)
2005 Invitational Show Canadian Quilter's Association Waterloo ON
2004 National Juried Show Canadian Quilter's Association Winnipeg MB
2004 Local Fibre Artists McNally Robinson Booksellers Saskatoon SK
2004 Local Flavour Alice Turner Library Saskatoon SK
Fibre Art Sales and Commissions
Numerous wall hangings, quilts and wearables have been acquired by private collectors across Canada, in England, Japan and Mexico since 2001.
The wall hanging Remember is in the collection of the Women's Information Safe Haven in Vancouver B.C.