I am a Canadian Wire Artist/Educator based out of Edmonton, Alberta. My Wire Art is made in a very distinctive style and everything I make is hand-twisted by me without the use of power tools! Chicken Wire is my preferred medium to create sculptures with!
I began my exciting entrepreneurial journey in May 2016. I like to use found objects in my Art as well as recycled items such as Frames. Most of the rocks and driftwood I use are collected by myself and husband on camping and hiking trips we've taken in our beautiful home Province of Alberta, Canada
I am very honored to have participated in some amazing Markets and Artisan events in Alberta. Some of which have been heavily juried which makes me extra proud of what I've accomplished within only a handful of years. These invitations have included the esteemed Reynolds Alberta Museum Metal Art Show and Sale, Leduc Art Walks, Night of Artist Art Walks and Gallery and Gossamer Gallery Art Walks in Wabamun, Ab.
The cities of Spruce Grove, Ab. and Whitecourt, Ab have purchased my Sculptures as part of their Public Art Collections. Most recently, the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens in Parkland County commissioned me for 6 Chicken Wire Art Sculptures for their Private Collection to be featured in the 2022 Luminaria Festival. I am lucky enough to have my Art represented in a number of Galleries and retail spaces in Alberta.
I hold active membership status with the Federation of Canadian Artists, Sculptors Association of Alberta, Visual Arts Society of Alberta and have been shortlisted as 1 of 6 finalists nominated for the prestigious Anne and Eldon Foote Award for 2022. I sit on the board for non-profit organization, Hand2Hand, in support of Edmonton and area Artists/Artisans. I have been instrumental in creating the Hand-up Bursary for new and emerging artists.
I have a background as an Educational Assistant and teach classes in a number of locations in Alberta, ( these classes are listed in my "Where to Find Me" section) as well as my quaint little home studio.
I have art all over the world. Yubetsu, Japan was gifted one of my Bonsai as a Sister City Twinning gift with the city of Whitecourt, AB. I literally smile every time I think of this!! More of my designs have found homes in Argentina, Spain, Norway, Mexico, Australia, UK, Scotland, the US and of course Canada!!
I believe very strongly in giving back to our communities and have donated items to the Matt Rad foundation for Valour House, the Pathfinders of Canada, The Sexual Assault Center of Edmonton, Shred for Shane in support of the Golden Search and Rescue association, which is run strictly by volunteers as well as Amy's House. Little Warriors of Canada was my charity of choice for 2022 and received a donation for a portion of my Market Sales for 2022.
I have designed, developed and hold registered copyright to the Kits and classes you see listed here on my website.
I've been invited by Indigo/Chapters Canada to teach my Wire Art classes in Sherwood Park, Ab. as part of a pilot project in Western Canada. These classes have been well received by Indigo customers and its seriously cool to be asked to participate in this project!!
If you are from outside of Canada or the USA, and would like to purchase some of my Art, simply contact me and I can make arrange to get your Art pieces to you!
Thank you so much for taking the time to pop by and see what I am about! I believe we all need more art in our lives!