I grew up in the interior of BC in a family where outdoor activities and art were a huge part of my young life - drawing, painting, hiking, camping and mountain biking before it became fashionable. Not only enjoying the great outdoors, we lived in a big old house that came with an immense vegetable and flower gardens, fruit trees, numerous pets and the odd eclectic boarder. Never a dull moment.
Growing up in this environment, I was surrounded with the beauty of nature every day, nicknaming everywhere we explored, my Big Backyard. Our Mother was also an artist and ensured we not only engaged in the visual arts, also the performing arts, I also learnt to play classical guitar and participate in theatre. I announced early in life that I wanted to be an artist, only my earlier path lead me down different roads with many other unique adventures! Finally in my thirties, I went to art school, once completing my art studies, I became a full time painter. Since then, I have never looked back....Living my dream!