I became interested in stained glass when I was living and studying in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I was fascinated by the warm glow of the sun catchers that came from the windows of the houses, especially in winter. I decided there and then to learn how to work in stained glass, and took classes in the 1970s.
On return to Trinidad and Tobago in the early 80’s I completed a few projects. But because my life was filled with my job and the many activities of my involvement in the N.G.O. movement, art was put on the back burner. However the interest was kept alive as I visited museums when I travelled. I also took refresher stained glass courses.
Now that I am retired, art is getting my full attention. I went back to university to learn to draw and paint, having earned a Certificate in Visual Arts. I also joined Women in Art and exhibited with the organisation. Some of my stained glass pieces have been placed on consignment at shops in Port-of-Spain. Customised pieces have been mounted in homes.
I have experimented with mosaics, stained glass with Roth iron, stained glass on concrete blocks with stones and coral. Stained glass mirrors have been my most successful works.
I would like to continue to experiment with other materials such as copper and make contemporary chandeliers. I would also like to see my work used in public buildings such as windows, murals and walkways.