I graduated in Textile Designing after
attending for three years the Sheridan School of Design (Mississauga,
Ontario). I also completed a 2-year diploma course in Fashion & Knits at their campus in Oakville.
Soon after graduating, I moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, and joined the WCFDA (Western Canadian Fashion Designers Association) as an associate member. Through this high profile group who promoted our trade in various media, I participated in numerous fashion shows in selected venues.
Between 1980 and 1990, I taught Textile Designing at
the Abbotsford College to 1st and 2nd year fashion students. I was
also on the faculty of the continuing education at the Vancouver School
Over the last 30 years I have retailed my line through resort hotels in Hawaii (where I lived for 7 years), select boutiques and art stores, as well as art festivals throughout the Northwest (USA and Canada).
I express my passion for the beauty of nature through mixing textures and colours, incorporating my in-depth knowledge of pattern drafting and draping using mostly silk and wool. The result is wearable art, a line of unique timeless garments.
As this point in my career, as a professional textile designer, my reward is to see satisfied clients return, adding to their collection and introducing their friends to my line.