How has your art/practice change over time?
I trained and worked as a graphic designer and loved the “art/designing”part, then into a new business, SUMO, hand painting clothing while my children were little…then into “serious” art, painting and drawing…teaching and starting Art at Hooper Studios with my Mom, Kathy and now….a new passion… studying, teaching and practising Energy Wellness along with my first love….being an artist. I am so lucky!
What work do you most enjoying doing?
I love gardening. Mostly flowers but vegetables too.
What’s your favourite art work?
Wow, So many works I love. I love many of my Mom’s pieces…she has such an incredible imagination. My Dad’s, amazing… and I truly treasure a metal sculpture my brother Rafe made me for my birthday one year. He would never say he was an artist but he is!
Describe a real-life situation that inspired you?
Going on a trip back to South Africa with my mom and going with Freeman Patterson and friends deep into the desert and camping for a week. It was a life changing experience and has deeply inspired me.
What food, drink, song inspires you?
I love tea, its such a comfort…probably because “tea” was such a big part of my family life together ever since I was young. A song that inspires/brings me joy… is my five year old grandson Marcus singing “A spoon full of sugar” from his favourite movie, Mary Poppins.
What is your favourite or most inspirational place?
The Lower Norton Shore Road that runs along the Kennebecasis River is one of my most beloved places. It inspires me on every walk.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
The best piece of advise lately came from nature. Every step forward….with presence, every word spoken….with presence and every thought….with presence.