Through the act of painting and video making I am interested in working with ideas of place, boundaries,
movement, transformation and story. I use symbols and structures that combine figurative and architectural forms with nature.
At the first stage of a painting I draw iconic shapes that establish a visual foundation and structure. When the layers of oil paint build and marks are added the shapes transform and a story
develops i.e. a house becomes a gravestone, a fence turns into a grid, gate, cage or carpet, abstract shapes become figures. The changes made to my original drawn structure parallel my thoughts on what this
development will be about. But my main concern at this stage of the painting is the process itself. As the marks lead the way a level of trust occurs and the elements expand to reveal my concerns with home,
family, community, relationships, loss, death and entrapment. This is where the personal becomes the universal.
1977 BFA; University of Victoria|
1993 Masters Class with Jennifer Bartlett; Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1994 Video; Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, B.C.
2008 Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC “City Trees, Other Voices”|
1994 Equinox Gallery, “Gates” for Vancouver Courthouse
1992 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver "Gates"
1990 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver “New Work”
1989 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver “Secret Gardens”
1988 Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C. "Baca Series"
1988 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver "New Watercolours"
1985 Arts Umbrella Gallery, Vancouver "Pathways"
1985 Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C. "Kartner Block Series"
1980 Malaspina Printmakers Society Gallery, Vancouver
1978 Signal Hill Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
2010 Winter, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver|
2009 Summer Love, Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Small Plus One; Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007 Drawing/Video Installation; ‘Into the Future, Every Second Counts’;
Voices of the Roundhouse: Telling the Future; 4 artists; curator, Elizabeth Kidd
the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre Exhibition Hall, Van. BC
2007 Little Mountain Studios, Studio Exhibit, Vancouver, BC
2006 Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC; Malaspina Printmaker’s Retrospective
1996 Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
1994 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1994 Alumni Exhibit, Santa Fe, Institute of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1993 Equinox Gallery, Summer Show, Vancouver, B.C.
1991 Equinox Gallery, Christmas Show, Vancouver, B.C.
1991 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1990 Vancouver Art Gallery, Art After Dark, Vancouver, BC
1989 Commercial Drive Arts Festival, Katherine Surridge & Gathie Falk
1989 Provincial Collection, Drawings, Kamloops Art Gallery, Traveling Exhibit
1987/91 Geraldine Davis Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987 Equinox Gallery, Van. B.C.
1987 Mahler Fine Arts, Seattle, Washington
1986 Surrey Art Gallery, l0th Anniversary Exhibit, Surrey, B.C.
1985 Equinox Gallery, Food, a Thematic Exhibition, Van. B.C.
1985 Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
1985 Burnaby Art Gallery, The Garden', Burnaby, B.C.
1985 Granville Island Graphics, Vancouver BC
1984 Equinox Gallery, Summer Show, Vancouver BC
1983 Capilano College, North Vancouver, B.C. (Selected work: Two Van. Artists)
1983 Evelyn Amis Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario Drawings
1982 Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. Marks and Surfaces
1981-82 Vancouver Art Gallery, Time of Plenty (BC traveling exhibit)
1980-82 Edmonton Art Gallery, Second Biennial of Prints and Drawings, Edmonton AB
1980 Canada Council Art Bank Exhibit, Robson Square, Van. BC
1976/79 Backroom Gallery, Victoria BC
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria |
B.C. Provincial Collection
B.C. Lottery Foundation
Burnaby Art Gallery
Canada Council Art Bank
Edmonton Art Gallery
Richmond Art Gallery
Surrey Art Gallery
Aaron, MacGregor and Gordon
Bull Housser Tupper
Cadillac Fairview .
Canarim Investment Corp.
Daon Development Corp.
Davis and Company
Deloitte Haskins and Sells
Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants
Inland Natural Gas
Liddle Burns and Ames
Pan Pacific Hotel
Shaughnessy Golf Club
Smyth Ratcliffe & Associates
Trans Mountain Pipeline
|Commissions & Public Acquisitions|
2007 Burnaby Art Gallery, BAG in a Box|
2006 SEVA; Video
1994 Women in Print Bookstore, Vancouver, B.C.
1994 Crescent Beach Swim Club, Surrey, B.C.
1983 Bull Housser Tupper, Vancouver, B.C.
1986 Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants, Vancouver
1985 Richard Salter Interiors, Vancouver, B.C.
1984 Vancouver Entertains Cookbook
1982-08 Numerous Private Commissions
David Spanner, ‘Dancing in the Rain’, B.C. Filmmakers|
l0th Anniversary Catalogue, Surrey Art Gallery
"Katherine Surridge", by Peter Malkin, Catalogue, Burnaby, Art Gallery
Save The Children Fund
Vancouver Entertains Cookbook Cover Design; Whitecap Books
2007 Art Starts Grant, Vancouver, BC|
2007 Vancouver Park Board, Artist in Residence Grant
2005 Art Starts Grant, Vancouver, BC
1993 Scholarship, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1993 B.C. Cultural Services Branch, Professional Development Award
1982 Canada Council B Grant
2007/08 Artist in Residence, Vancouver Children’s Hospital, Mental Health|
2007 Artist in Residence, the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
2005-07 Instructor, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby BC
2005-07 Instructor, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2003-05 Artist in Residence, Genesis Northeast School, VSB, Vancouver BC
2003-04 Artist in Residence, Step Up School, VSB Vancouver BC
1999-00 Chair, Mentorship Working Group, Women in Film and Video Vancouver
1994-96 Painting Instructor Surrey Continuing Education,
1988-93 Designer; Surridge & Harris; Interior Design Products
1986-87 Instructor; Burnaby Arts Centre,
1985-86 Instructor, Burnaby Art Gallery,
1982-85 Art instructor, The Davis School, Vancouver BC
1983 Visiting Lecturer Capilano College, North Vancouver,
1980 Visiting Lecturer Malaspina College, Nanaimo BC
1978-79 Artist in Residence, Printmaking instructor; Victoria College of Art, Victoria BC
1977-78 Master printer and instructor; Pacific Rim Print Shop, Victoria BC
2008 Anne; video portrait/installation|
2007 ‘Into the Future, Every Second Counts’; The Roundhouse Residency Project, Van.BC
2007 Spirit of the Roundhouse; the Roundhouse 10th Anniversary, Van.BC
2002/06 ‘tideline’; Writer/Director - 90 min. Feature Drama; Theatrical Release
2000/02 The Goodbye; Writer/Director - Drama; W Network, TV 0ntario
1998 Anna’s Gift; Writer/Director – Drama (film); W Network
2007 Video Workshop leader, ABCDE BC Teacher’s Drama Conference|
2007 Juror, BC Skills Competition 2007 (Film Arts component)
2002-06 Juror, Vancouver Alternate School Arts Fair, Vancouver, BC
2003 Script Reader, Prism International Magazine, Creative Writing Dept., UBC
2002 Panelist, Writer, BC Festival of the Arts
2002 Coach, Flash Forward Institute (Vancouver Session)
2001 Guest, The Vicki Gabereau Show; CTV
2001 Guest, CBC, The Afternoon Show
2001 Reel Madness Film Festival, Victoria, BC
2000 Guest, Unplugged, Shaw Cable
2000 Guest, Seniors Scene, Shaw Cable
|Invitational Fund Raising|
2006/07 Anmore Elementary School, Port Moody, BC|
2006 Omega Gallery, Van. BC, school children in China
1997 Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver BC
1996/97 Southridge School, Surrey BC
1994/96 Family Services of Greater Vancouver BC
1994 Crescent Beach Swim Club, Surrey BC
1985-92 Arts Umbrella Splash, Vancouver BC
1986-93 Endeavour Auction, Vancouver BC
1992 Sandra Butler Cancer Video Fund Raiser
1990-9l Family Services of Greater Vancouver BC
1987-89 Save The Children Fund, Vancouver BC
2008 Mia Johnson, Preview Magazine; “City Trees, Other Voices”|
2003 David Spanner, Dreaming in the Rain (book);
2003 Aisle Seat, The Vancouver Province
2003 The Library Journal, New York, NY
2002 The Alzheimer Society of BC Provincial Newsletter, Vancouver BC
2002 The Alzheimer Organization of USA, National Newsletter, Chicago, Ill
2002 Malcolm Perry, The Vancouver Sun
2002 Judy Swanson, The Vancouver Sun
2002 Alex Browne, The Peace Arch News
2002 Sheila Reynolds, Surrey/North Delta, Leader
1998 Alex Browne, The Peace Arch News
1993 Alex Browne, The Peace Arch News
1991 Anne Barling, Vancouver Sun
199l Coby Ladner, Canadian House and Home Magazine
1990 Anne Rosenburg, Vancouver Sun
1990 Anne Rose, Vancouver Magazine
1990 Sherry Killam, Western Living Magazine
1989 Jill Pollock, CBC Review
1988 Art Perry, Vancouver Province
1983 Susan Stewart, Provincial Cultural Affairs Magazine
1983 Art Magazine
1983 M.J.Jung, West Ender
1983 Anne Templeman-Kluit, Vancouver Sun
1983 Roger Malbert, "Marks and Surfaces"
1982 Jack Christie, CBC Radio, Breakaway
1981 Frank Nowasad, "Tending Towards Realism" Arts West Magazine
1980 Russell, Keziere, CBC Review
1978 Frank Nowasad, Monday Magazine
Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society (past board member, treasurer) |
Women in Film and Video Vancouver (past board member)
Praxis Centre for Screenwriters
Malaspina Printmakers Society (past board member)
Greater Victoria Creative Centres Org. (past president)