Tricia has spent most of her life in Ontario and it has influenced her art greatly. Her love of nature shows through in her abstract style. Tricia has worked with stain glass for more than 20 years and has also taught pottery, mosaic making and print making in local schools. She has recently moved over to acrylic and canvas during the first Covid lock down. Like in her stain glass she uses strong lines, vivid colours and hidden patterns to express her emotions. She is a proud mother of three exceptional teens and a home daycare provider. She harness the reverence of nature found so freely in the young to bring a sense of wonder into her work. Tricia has spent time in South Korea teaching English , back packing the Grand Canyon, working in Toronto, travelling through British Columbia and northern Canada and has made it to the east cost as well. Her use of trees is found throughout her work. She finds a great connection to how the strength of the tree is hidden underground and what does not bend breaks. The ability of the tree to weather the storms by not resisting the wind but to allow itself to bend and flow with it, is something she strives to achieve herself.