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 and wearable books tell stories of pioneering women, brave aviators and sinister weather.
Layers of fabric, paper and tulle allow 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, or blank to fill with your own tales and experiences.
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.
Wendy completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, and studied jewellery making with a number of artists in Australia.
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 3 poodles and 2 emus.
Nationality: Canada, Australia
Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre, Victoria, BC Canada
Victoria Arts Council, Victoria, BC Canada
Vancouver Island Surface Design Association
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society, Saanich, BC Canada
ArtSea Community Arts Council, Sidney, BC Canada
Jewellers and Metalsmith’s Group, Queensland, Australia