Wendy's exquisite art has been called wonderfully charming, intriguing, unique, and enigmatic.
Her art is best experienced in person and each piece invites the viewer to ponder, to wonder, to discover, and to reminisce. Her mixed media collages incorporate layers of fabric, paper and tulle, allowing further patterns and images to emerge the more carefully you look. You'll find wearable books rich with images and ephemera to transport you to another time and place.
In Wendy's hands, boat navigation lights and electronic scraps get a second lease of life as intriguing and unique jewellery... She uses old needlework, photos, books & stamps, furniture hardware to dinnerware. All manner of old treasures might be incorporated into new artwork, even sculpture.
Wendy completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, and studied jewellery making in Australia where she lived for over 25 years.
She conducts art classes for children and adults at Magnolia Art studio in North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada.
Currently based in lower Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, she and her husband have 2 poodles, a parrot, and 2 emus.
Nationality: Canada, Australia
Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society, Saanich, BC Canada
ArtSea Community Arts Council, Sidney, BC Canada
Cowichan Valley Arts Centre, Duncan, BC Canada
Vancouver Island Surface Design Association
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Coast Collective, Victoria, BC Canada
Victoria Arts Council, Victoria, BC Canada
Jewellers and Metalsmith’s Group, Queensland, Australia
Acrylic & mixed media 11 x 17in
Acrylic on paper, ephemera, vintage needlework and fur, handstitched.
Paper clay sculpture, reclaimed beaver fur. 5 x 7",
Created for the owner, celebrating the first grandchild
One of two portrait brooches created for the client featuring her beloved dog.
The client wanted a business card holder featuring her cat.
Mixed media collage: paper, acrylic, hand stitched.
Fine silver and purple heart
Tin box pendant with tiny book. Mixed media: leather, steel, mother of pearl, charts, postage stamps