Photo by Becca Lemire

Photo by Becca Lemire

Bio

A professional commercial and fine artist for over thirty years, her work appears in publications, book covers and has been shown throughout galleries in Canada and the United States. As a tarot and oracle reader, she created the limited edition Lucky Lenormand Oracle deck in 2015 which sold out quickly. Her second edition made its debut in New York City at the annual Readers Studio. The most recent and third deck, the House of Shadows Oracle, is a whimsically dark, pen and ink oracle released in Spring of 2018. The 2nd edition was released in November 2018, and she is currently working on the Shadowland Tarot to be published by Red Feather, an imprint of Schiffer Publications.

She  is the founder and program director of WITCHfest North in Toronto, an annual arts festival held each October and worked as a tarot expert on the films 'At Risk' and 'The Front' sharing her knowledge with lead actress Diahann Carroll.  As an activist, she is engaged in community work and has been president and director of several boards and advisory councils including the Indigenous and Romani communities in Toronto.

Her talents have been featured on CBC radio's Tapestry with Mary Hynes, in the Toronto Star, Vice, Toronto Life Magazine, Canadian Culture Magazine, Now Magazine, Brit and Co., The Torontoist and The Social. Both her art and writing appear in publications such as A Romani Women's Anthology: Spectrum of the Blue Water, Writing the Roma, Cartomancer magazine, the Lonely Planet Travel Guide: Toronto, and various blogs and journals. She works as sessional faculty at OCAD University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in design and currently teaches drawing to Material artists and designers and a think tank course on sustainability and design. In 2015 she was nominated for the BLG Faculty Award for Equity which recognizes distinctive and outstanding work in teaching, pedagogy, research or creative work and service in advancing OCAD U’s mandate in fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse learning environment inside and/or outside the classroom.

'Awakening',  an annual intensive, international artist residency taking place each summer on Toronto Island in 2016 was created to help artists integrate earth-based spirituality with creativity. She currently resides in Toronto with her lifelong partner Allan.

You can view finished art on this site and process work on her FB page or Instagram.