About

Despite having enjoyed drawing and playing with mud since an early age. I came to think of myself as an artist fairly late on in life after full careers as both a clinical and research audiologist (UK, Canada and USA), a behavioural scientist in the high-tech world of mobile communications (Canada) , and a human factors analyst at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

My professional artistic career started in 2001 when redundancy and my husband’s failing health forced us to re-assess our life priorities. We were living on a lake in the Gatineau Hills in Québec, north of Ottawa, Canada. The natural beauty and supportive community inspired us to turn to art as a way to start a new life. We launched our successful custom art glass business, Turtle Bay Studios, in Wakefield, Québec in 2001. Our commission work can be seen in public buildings in Ottawa as well as private homes. Gallery exposure included the Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada and the Remington Museum, Ogdensburg, NY.
My husband’s progressive health issues eventually provoked a move to warmer Arizona in 2013. At that time, I became seriously interested in wood as a medium of expression. For the first seven years, I honed my technical skills to the point where I can now use wood as a narrative tool. My work has been published in the American Association of Woodturners and has been acknowledged on several on-line wood turning communities including “Woodturning – the Art and Craft” and “Woodturners Around the World”.
My creative inspiration comes from consideration of the precious and precarious life. Our contemporary interaction with the natural world challenges the resiliency of both humanity and all other life. Here in the desert we see first hand how the natural world’s ability to adapt to our presence is tested. Humanity’s ceaseless hope that the natural world can adapt around us is an endless source of creative energy.

As a child, young teenager, I have always enjoyed drawing, but until recently, never saw it as a creative outlet. Rather, I drew to spend time with myself, or if out and about, my sketchbook was my companion. After leaving my teenage years behind, career, love, international travel, dominated my life and drawing/sketching was put aside.
In 2017, I revisited drawing/sketching as a travel companion. As I traveled alone, my sketchbook and the urban sketching community gave me the courage to venture out of my comfort zone and explore new horizons. This eventually led me to delve into the mysteries of watercolor.
Recently I have been driven to capture “snapshots” of the life around me from bugs, to neighbors.

On a humorous note a friend of mine who speaks Spanish pointed out that Lomo is a pork cutlet in spanish😂. While I don’t think of myself as a pork cutlet, it is kind of cute.

Gallery Representation

2018/19 Baughman Gallery, Tubac, AZ
2020- On the Edge Contemporary Gallery, Tubac. AZ

Juried shows

2019
Smithsonian “Water/Ways”, Tubac Presidio
Rio Compartido/Shared River, Lowe House, Tubac
Members Juried Show, Tubac Center of the Arts

2020

Members Juried Show, Tubac Center of the Arts

Publications

“Path of the Cherimoya” ….. Perspectives on grief, loss, and emergence. http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/path-of-the-cherimoya-first-edition/26337271

“My Away, My Here and Belonging”: https://wp.me/pbg891-CJ