Umbrellas, 2018

“Umbrellas”, first exhibited at the Red Show in Port Stanley and was donated to a fundraiser (dinner and auction) that took place March 31, 2019 at Plant Matter Kitchen in Wortley Village.

The money raised went directly to buy medical supplies and medication for the people of a small town called San Jose de Ocoa (up in the mountains of Dominican Republic).

The trip is scheduled for May 2019 & participants pay their own travel expenses.  The trips are in collaboration with a group of professionals from Barrie, North York, London and under RAYJON Share Care of Sarnia, Ontario.  Student nurses and health care professionals go to the town and small surrounding communities to provide medical health care, medications, counselling, health assessments, health teaching, and provide filtration systems to provide clean water to the communities.

The monies raised will help them bring supplies in the way of medication, medical supplies, equipment, and baby bundles for new mom’s. They work with the people in the communities to provide medical clinics high in the mountains for people who do not have access to health care.

Special thanks to Brenda (a fellow member at the LCAC & a retired nurse) and her family for giving of their time, money and skills, by undertaking such an amazing venture.  Thank you for allowing us to play a small part in helping!

The photos below are of Brenda and her previous medical trips.

“Determine what you love to do, and then figure out a way to get paid.”

I am quoting my parents.   They have been a huge inspiration and support in my life.  Adopting this attitude has allowed me to take educated risks, work hard, and identify my passions.  As I continue to follow my dreams, I am excited to post that my photograph from the British Museum “Lely’s Venus – Aphrodite” has been published in Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts (Second edition) on page 72.

page 72, Gateways to Art
Image published on page 72, illustration credit page 702