Having been born into a family where aesthetic pursuits were commonplace, I now reflect back on my journey. Grandparent’s on both sides of my family were visual artists. I remember spending time in my granddad’s (John MacRae) root cellar in Saskatchewan, accessible through a trap door in the kitchen floor, painting in a folk style manner much like American Artist Grandma Moses. Many years later, I studied Art and Kinesiology at The University of Calgary where I received a Canada Council for the Arts Award to pursue printmaking under the direction of internationally acclaimed printmaker William (Bill) Laing. I spent more than a decade traveling the world developing my artistic interests and athletic strengths as a member of The Canadian National Volleyball Team as well as playing professional volleyball in Italy and Switzerland. Upon settling down in Calgary to raise our children, I began a 23-year career as an Interior Designer. During this time I had the privilege to work alongside a true creative inspiration, my mother. I am so grateful to have arrived at a point in my life where I have opened my time up to creating, once again, “On my Terms”.
“Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
– The Dalburt Principle