Desiree was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and has called various places home, including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and finally Victoria.
In 1989, she became an active member of the Calgary chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Desiree enrolled in the Alberta College of Art in 1992, where she studied until getting married and starting a family. Now that her children are more independent, she is able to paint full time.
Desiree’s focus is to achieve a fresh and effortless feel to her paintings. Confident brush strokes and strong colors characterize her work. Desiree paints predominantly in liquid acrylics and enjoys working on both large and small canvases. The west coast of Vancouver Island provides endless inspiration for her landscapes and floral.
Desiree has participated in many Federation art shows in Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver. Other juried shows include the Summer Exhibition and Winter Small Works Shows at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Sooke Fine Art Show and the Sidney Fine Art Show. Desiree has also participated in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s annual Moss Street paint-in.
In the last year, Desiree has been honored with three awards at the Federation Gallery, including first prize in the Small, Smaller, Smallest show in November 2008.