I was raised in western Canada where I was surrounded by creative people. My grandmother was very musical & I have siblings who work in fabric arts, printmaking & photography. I had always wondered if I had what it takes to create works to compare with theirs & so I started to dabble in drawing & painting. I began to sketch the things I saw in everyday life, garden flowers, pots on the patio, the landscape. These sketches became the basis for my first prints. The process is magic.