I have often said that 'painting is the dessert in my life', it's the part that fills me up, satisfies me, and feels a little decadent from time to time.
I am an award-winning artist living in Victoria BC. I find endless inspiration in the beauty and architecture of this seaside city and in the everyday images I see around me. What interests me are textures and contrasts, light and dark, mood, reflections and how colour is affected by the environment. I like quirky subjects like pickles in a jar or an erotic carrot as well as traditional landscapes or still life.
The best gift I ever received was a package of drawing paper when I was only 9 or 10. I drew and painted endlessly, working on whatever the latest project was. I later became a teacher, with an emphasis in Elementary School Art Education, thrilled to discover that none of the other teachers wanted to teach Art...so I did.
Take a look on my pages to see what I've been up to, and check back often to see my new work, or see where I'm going to be showing my work. My paintings are signed 'Springer'... that's the name I was born with and since I have been crazy about art since I could hold a crayon, I use that name for my work.
If you have any questions about any of the pieces, give me a call or email me.
2014 - achieved Active Status in the Federation of Canadian Artists.
2006 to current - painting in my home studio.
Professional studio potter for 30 years, managing partner of The Pottery Store in Chemainus 1995 - 2010. I participated in several juried shows annually.
Brandon University Faculty of Education with an emphasis on Art Education.
Primarily self-taught, I regularly attend workshops taught by artists whose work I admire.
2019 FCA Vancouver Small Works Show - Juried
2019 - FCA Spring Show/Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Juried
2019 FCA Vancouver Active Members Show - Juried
2018 FCA Fall Show - Juried
2018 Sooke Fine Arts Show - Juried
2018 - Ministry of Health Exhibit, previously juried paintings by FCA Victoria members
2018 FCA Vancouver Active Members Show - Juried
2017 FCA Fall Show - Juried
2017 Sooke Fine Arts Show - Juried
2017 FCA Victoria Spring Show - Juried
2017 FCA Vancouver Active Members Show - Juried
2016 FCA Victoria Fall Show - Juried
2016 Sidney Fine Arts Show - juried
2016 Sooke Fine Arts Show - juried
2016 FCA 75th Anniversary Show - juried
2015 Federation of Canadian Artists Victoria Fall Show - juried
2015 Sidney Fine Art Show - juried
2014 Sidney Fine Art Show - juried
2014 Federation of Canadian Artists Victoria Fall Show - juried
2015 Union Club of BC, Begbie Lounge - Victoria BC
2012 Just Jake’s Restaurant - Duncan
2011 Dancing Bean Café - Chemainus
Awards & Recognition:
2017 - FCA Victoria Spring Show - Peoples' Choice Award for 'Storm Heading for Ladysmith'
2017 - FCA Victoria Fall Show - Peoples' Choice Award for 'Misty Morning Over Blenkinsop Valley'
2016 - Federation of Canadian Artists (Victoria) - Fall Show - First Place for 'Pickled'