Workshops & Exhibits

As an artist I work mostly in Mixed Media and Acrylics. I paint on canvas and paper and love to Art Journal.


Art Therapy Workshops are offered for groups: organizations, associations, educational facilities. These workshops are tailored to the individual requests. See below for examples of recent workshops. For further information please contact me through my website.

Art Journaling is my safe place to let loose and play with art materials and techniques and a way to document my journey as an artist, art therapist, and female citizen of the world! 6 week Art Journalling courses are taught both in my studio and through the Coast Collective Gallery in Colwood, BC.  Please contact me for further information.




A Window into Anxiety and Coping Strategies, START Youth Employment Program, October 2021

Expressionistic Florals, Amica Somerset House, September/October 2021


ECAH (Esquimalt Community Arts Hub) Urban Arts Tour,  August 2021 

Letting Go of Exhaustion: A Creative Debrief with Mental Health Development Team, BCcampus, June 2021

The Art of Synthesis and 6 R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Reciprocity, Relevance, Reverance, Relationships, Simon Fraser University, PDP Program, April 2021

Activating Your Credo: A Creative Process for Finding Your Voice, Simon Fraser University, PDP Program, October 2020

Paint Afternoon, Amica on the Gorge, February, 2020

Amica on the Gorge, 2020


Summer Kids’ Art Camp, Coast Collective Gallery, July 15-19, 2019 

PORTRAITS, Coast Collective Gallery, June 12-23, 2019

“Modern Mona” 20×20 acrylic on canvas, A. MacPhail


In Conversation III: Poets Write-Artists Respond, Coast Collective Gallery, April 3-14, 2019

BLOOM 11, Coast Collective Gallery, March 13-31, 2019

“Portals”, Coast Collective Gallery, Jan. 30-Feb. 10, 2019

CELEBRATION WALL, Victoria Arts Council, Nov. 28-Dec. 21, 2018

Creative Art Workshop: Healthy Boundaries for Wholehearted Living, ASPECT BC Conference, Nov. 9, 2018

“Revealed”, Coast Collective Gallery, Oct. 24-Nov. 11 2018

VIEW ROYAL ARTS FEST, Sept. 11, 2018

July 18-29, 2018, SOLO-EXHIBITION, “INSIDE-OUT”: Painting the Landscapes of People & Places,



Travel Talk: The Art of Travel Journaling, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, June 24, 2018

FOLKLORE, Coast Collective Gallery, May 2-13,2018

“Strong Women, Strong World”, Victoria Arts Council, March 1-11, 2018

TRANSFORMATIONS, Coast Collective Gallery, Feb. 14-25, 2018

Art Program, Amica at Beechwood Village, Jan-Feb. 2018

“Into the Night”, Coast Collective Gallery, Oct. 18-29, 2017

CANADA 150, Coast Collective Gallery, Oct. 4-15, 2017

“Black and White Plus One”, Coast Collective Gallery, Sept. 6-17, 2017

Art Therapy for Teens, CNHA, Aug. 2017

Art Journaling: A Healing Tool for Self and Other, BCATA Conference, June 3, 2017


“Red” Exhibition, Coast Collective Gallery, February 2017.

“Gifts and Wishes”Exhibition, Coast Collective Gallery, Nov./Dec. 2016.

24"x24" Acrylic Mixed Media
24″x24″ Acrylic Mixed Media


In Conversation II Opening Night

“In Conversation II” Exhibition, Coast Collective Gallery, October 2016. “Decrescendo” on exhibit.



Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association (CNHA) art therapy workshop for youth, “Celebrating Our Strength”, August 25, 2016.

“Discover” Exhibition, CoastCollective Gallery, August 2016. 4 Mixed Media pieces on exhibition

Art Journaling as a Reflective and Creative Practice, 6-week Studio Course, May/June 2016

Westridge Collection Art Exhibition, Coast Collective Gallery, May, 2016

“Creative Night Out” Instructor, Coast Collective Gallery, April 14, 2016. Collaboration with painter, Deborah Czernecky.

“Spring Showcase” Art Exhibition, Coast Collective Gallery, Feb. 24-March 6, 2016. “Parisian Spring” on exhibit.

Adult Art Journaling Course Instructor, Coast Collective Gallery, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 2016

Transformations Exhibition, Coast Collective Gallery, Jan. 6-31, 2016. “Courage” and “Peace” on exhibit.

Anna Banana workshop participant, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Nov. 8

Goldstream News, Nov. 6, 2015: In conversation with art therapist Alannah MacPhail

Coast Collective’s Collective Vision Artist Talk & Demo, Oct. 24/15: Art Journaling as a Creative Practice

Amica Mature Lifestyles, Sidney, BC, October 2015: An Exploration of Colour & Mood workshop

CTV Interview, July 2015: Adult Colouring Books and Wellness

Shaunessy Stroke Recovery Center, Jan. 2015: Intro to Art Therapy group workshop

heART & SO(u)LE, Jan. 2015: Turning Off the Inner Critic: a day of Art-Making and Movement

Soroptimist Club of North Vancouver, Nov. 2014: Guest Speaker – Art Therapy and Stroke Recovery

SRABC (Stroke Recovery Assoc. of BC) AGM, Oct. 2014: Art Therapy education session for Branch Coordinators


Nourishing Yourself, April 2014: A Day of Creativity and Nourishment on Granville Island

The Yoga and Art Project, Dec. 2013: A playful day of expression with yoga and art