After graduating with a Ph.D. in Zoology from UBC, I worked as a consultant to an environmental group and then, for over twenty years, taught biology, ecology and environmental science at Douglas College. I retired from Douglas College in 2007. I live and work in Belcarra, British Columbia, with my husband, Des Wilson, a woodturner/artist. I am currently a member of the Suite E life drawing group in Coquitlam, a member of the Port Moody Artists' Association, and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. My paintings can be found in a variety of private collections, from Vancouver to Ottawa, California and Ireland.