I have been taking photographs for over thirty years. With the arrival of digital camera, I was able to explore intentional movement through photography because I could take 500 photographs in a shoot and choose just one. The previous costs of slide film for such an afternoon made it prohibitive to explore experimentation.
My work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines across Canada including Globe and Mail, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Victoria Times Colonist, Wavelengths Magazine and BC Nature. I have had my photographs exhibited at galleries throughout British Columbia including Exposure and Seymour Galleries in Vancouver, Port Moody Art Center, Old School House in Qualicum, Parksville Gallery and Smithers Art Gallery.
My life has had a two-prong approach, always photograph and find ways to work outside in beautiful environments. I completed a Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University and then spent time studying Marbled Murrelets on the coast of British Columbia and Oregon before cycling solo across Canada (6000 km). Having made it to Halifax I met a Kiwi who told me about a Wildlife Management program in New Zealand. I signed up that day and a few months later I moved to New Zealand and spent two years studying Sooty Shearwater on the Rakiura Islands.
I returned to Canada and worked at a very remote seabird colony known as Triangle Island. I worked four months straight so that I could photography the entire breeding seasons of seabirds. Four months of canned milk and instant powdered Nanaimo bars. This is where I met my husband.
We moved to Lasqueti Island, an off-grid island in the middle of Georgia Strait, just 150 km north of Vancouver. We lived there for 12 years building a cabin, organic gardening and working as a photographer and biologist. In 2015 we decided to plug back into the grid and moved to Smithers, BC.