I have worked in textiles for over 40 years with an emphasis on embroidery and fabric collage. In the 1980s, my NFB animated films –using textiles– garnered awards and an interest in narrative continues to inform my work. I hold a BFA in Visual Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University. I explore personal and social stories about history, geography and the natural world, using a wide variety of textile techniques, materials and presentations. My work is exhibited across Canada and internationally. I write professionally on the arts, lecture, teach and volunteer. When not absorbed in these activities, I’ll take any opportunity to hike, take snapshots, make dweeby little watercolours, and draw. I live in Vancouver, BC Canada.