I was born in Canada, raised in the West Indies, moved to the US after marrying a military officer, and currently work as a City Planner for my day job. My life has been a motley set of experiences, which I suppose has influenced my work as a novice book artist. I had dabbled in various art forms for years, but only found my passion when I attended a book binding retreat in the fall of 2019 on a magical island in British Columbia. My artistic perspective was modified and inspired at this retreat. Since then it has been an intense whirlwind of personal and creative discovery, and I have delighted in pushing the boundaries of traditional art in the small “studio” spaces I carve out in my caravan like life.