Current Work
Raising Stanley
StoryTellers Nuit Blanche (2013)
Official Portrait of Michaëlle Jean
27th Governor General of Canada (2012)
tea/leaves (2010)
Afghanistan (2007-09)
(Canadian Forces Artist Program)
Blanche Dot Doris (2008)
Doris (2008-10)
Marjorie (2006-07)
Cut (2005-07)

Assortment (2009-2016)

guest artist
Barbara Bailey

Triage book

Exhibitions & news




stanley and the Waterbowl
acrylic on canvas, 40.6 x 40.6 cm, 2016

Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Past Series
Are You Being Served? small 2005
Are You Being Served? 2004-05

New Directions

Still Life Gouache

Book Illustration



Stanley is a Yellow Lab with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. My husband Iain and I raised Stanley from age ten weeks to twenty three months. Stanley now works as a guide dog with his new handler in Sudbury, Ontario.

RAISING STANLEY is the journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind told through paintings and stories.

RAISING STANLEY will be presented at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), Ottawa, Spring 2018


In their collaborative performance piece, painter Karen Bailey and storyteller Kim Kilpatrick delve into issues of identity, accessibility and canine service using sound and images.

Kim Kilpatrick is a storyteller, former Paralympian and disability rights activist who has handled four guide dogs. Born blind, she brings a fresh and unique approach to the art of storytelling.

This performance installation echoes an historical truth - mans relationship with animals has been economic, passionate and complex. In contemporary society, with an increasing emphasis on the rights of non-human animals, we must ask ourselves: is he just a dog that works, a tool to make humans life easier or is he more than that?

Stanley is with the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.