2022 buzzed with milestones, transformation and reconnection. The year began with a presentation to Canadian Federation for University Women, viewable on YouTube. I enjoyed connecting with this impactful group!
In spring, I participated in the 100 Day Project, creating and sharing a new artwork daily. I explored new mediums while further developing my artistic voice. I released my music online and jammed for the first time. I entered my third year of studying guitar with Mike Ferraro from Long & McQuade. I also completed a large, narrative painting, Between the Light and explored new ways to include embroidery in my artwork.
I steered my giving energies towards First Saturday, a regional open art studio walk like the Crawl yet held the first Saturday of every month. Artist membership grew 33% year-over-year despite a new, annual membership fee. We began to see more visitors! I also hit a 1,000 follower milestone with my own art Instagram account. The prestigious Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball returned after a few years halted by the pandemic. I was delighted to receive their invitation to donate again to this important cause. I celebrated 10 years cancer free in 2022! I sold several works this year including Take Flight, Mi Amor My Love, and Keepers of the Coast among others. 35% of the proceeds of latter went towards protecting the environment through Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance. I hosted my first art demo in my art studio for about 25 attendees!
Visiting art museums and travelling again locally and internationally was inspiring! As several dear ones are in the US, it was a milestone to finally reconnect after three years!
Exhibition highlights include groups shows with Jen Tough Gallery’s Artist Alliance and The Gallery George. My work was sold in the secondary market. I also participated in my third Eastside Culture Crawl. I was lucky to be curated into their paid exhibition, Next, at The Cultch!
I love being an artist and am so grateful the privilege. Thanks for being part of my community. Thanks to my collectors!! Your support means the world to me. View available work.
2023, I’m coming for you! Onward and upward.
Happy New Year!