The “Walking Strong” series that I’ve created and continue to explore is very dear to me. I volunteered at a drop in centre for women who are street involved and have been humbled and inspired by women I met there. Women who access services at centres like the Warm Zone don’t seem to have a voice or place in our society, yet I have found such resilience and grace in them. They inspire me, and they inspired my first Walking Strong pieces.
This series has grown in scope, both in medium and audience. I use either acrylic paints or paper collage to create Walking Strong pieces as commissions to represent women and their families, or as community pieces involving groups of women from all walks of life.