I grew up surrounded by art and artists. My grandfather was an associate and painter with many of the members of the Group of Seven. My father and uncle were also both fine artists. I studied Fine Arts in University and have continued working freelance while raising a family. I own a small business, Shabby Lane Interiors, devoted to recycling vintage pieces to become comfortable chic furnishings and accessories for the home. I do quite a large number of custom pieces ranging from furnishings to portraits to murals.