Throughout my life I have always been a creative person.

In high school I had chosen to go into art classes as an extra curricular activity. It was mostly about learning to draw and not much more, but I enjoyed being there. My high school had Drama classes and kids there would put on plays. Not interested in this activity, I instead participated in creating posters that advertised upcoming plays. That was basically the start of my artistic creative journey growing up.

About 34 years ago, I wanted to take up a new hobby. I had always thought of painting and I noticed art supply stores in my city offering art instruction classes.  I thought this was a good way to meet people and learn about art. At that time, I started out with colored pencils because of the affordability and I was taught the methods of using them. I liked my pencils so much that I began stockpiling them so I could have every color available. Today I have a large range of Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils, my favorite brand.

~ "The Studio is the Artist's Sanctuary

             where creative ideas happen"  ~Marie

 Later, I had decided to choose Acrylic paints as opposed to oils as it was what interested me the most and as a primarily self taught artist, I spent a lot of time researching and learning everything I could about this versatile and challenging medium. I was fascinated in it's plastic polymer type properties, and fast drying time so I could complete a painting more quickly. I learned that it's one of the great things about working with Acrylics. I also began reading about other Artists both past and present, and I had found an admiration for their work and found similarities in my own painting struggles that we often all share as beginner artists. During my painting journey, I was able to attend art classes, workshops and painting demos with prominent professional artists from various parts of Alberta, British Columbia and other parts of Canada. I coordinated and participated in three group art shows which featured a range of artistic talent from the Calgary area. I then formed an art group of like minded artists that painted together in a studio setting on a weekly basis.

I started my first art blog/website in 2010. I decided to create my own as a way of posting and sharing my work with the general public.  I posted perhaps 80 pieces of art and other art related posts at that time and the main purpose was to not only share the joy of creating something that means a lot to me but hopefully viewers enjoyed seeing them. Today I'm an independent studio artist based in Calgary, Alberta and have been painting regularly for the past 16 years. The way in which I approach my art varies, prompting me to fly solo creatively and see where it takes me. My interest lies in creating visually what is familiar and beautiful in my world around me. I have a natural style for detail, form and color and strive for realistic results. Paintings are for sale in the sale section and commissions are welcome. You can also visit to see my work. Feel free to send me an email from the contact page if you are interested in a purchase.  I will be more than happy to talk to you.