I share my time with the 2 major
interests in my life – horses
I was born and raised in the Fraser Valley and I raised
my family here as well. We live in Aldergrove on a farm
with horses, dogs, cats, sheep and the occasional pig.
I grew up riding horses and drawing. I was 14 years old
when I got my first horse and I also sold my first painting.
I graduated from University of the Fraser Valley in the
Graphic Design and Communication Program. The Graphic
Design training I received, combined with my strong fine
art skills, provided me with the ability needed to create
my custom art and design business, and tailor it to meet
the needs of the horse industry. Thunderfoot Studio is
known and respected by horse owners all over the Fraser
My preference for art has always been painting. As an
artist living in the natural beauty of the Fraser Valley,
I see potential paintings everywhere. Add horses to the
scene and I am in heaven. In my paintings I strive to
evoke the strong feelings of spirit, energy, warmth,
trust and comfort in peace of mind.
Another direction for my creativity is my Funky Cat
series. These fun graphic styled cats are very popular
and not just with cat lovers. My BC series are native-themed
paintings that combine wilderness scenes and wildlife
in a bold graphic style. I also enjoy painting the Fraser
Valley farms that appeal to me.
When I am not painting, I am caring for my horses and
riding. I am a certified riding instructor and overnight
trail guide. I ride the backcountry of BC and this gives
me access to extremely remote areas where the pristine
wilderness provides spectacular subject matter for paintings.
Over the years I have done many paintings for clients
in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. It has
been a great pleasure to create fine artwork that is
appreciated by discerning art collectors.
I am pleased to be able to share my work with you and
I hope you enjoy my paintings.