Born in Outlook Saskatchewan and raised on a wheat and cattle farm, I was taught to hand stitch at a very young age. Over the years my art has gone from traditional forms of hand embroidery to textiles ranging from abstract and geometrical designs to colorful little folk art landscapes. In 2008 while care giving for my mother on our family farm, the landscapes came into being. I chose burlap fabric for a base, partly because it reminded me of the prairie's earthiness and then added layers of silk, wool and hand painted threads from all over the world which symbolizes our population. The skies are hand stitched with single strand embroidery cotton and represent Saskatchewan's "land of living skies" theme which is displayed on our license plates. Needle felting is a technique I use in order to build up a base for the hand embroidery which adds more texture and colour. Relating my work to an acrylic painting, I would compare the needle felted base to the paint on a canvas and the threads as my brush. In 2016 I decided to finish the 2008 landscapes into mini wall hangings and then began working on new pieces.
In 2015 I became a juried member with the Saskatchewan Craft Council.