Photo of opening exhibition

Thank you, collectors, friends and art lovers for attending the opening today. I’m thrilled to report that three of my paintings have found new homes already. Unstoppable is a group show and continues at Winchester Galleries Ltd. until April 27, 2019.


April 2 – 27, 2019

Opening reception with artists in attendance.
Saturday, April 6, 2 – 4 pm

Carole Sabiston
Sandra Meigs
Elza Mayhew
Rita Letendre
Kathy Venter
Ann Kipling
Margaret Petersen
Molly Lamb Bobak
Pat Martin Bates
Mary Pratt
Vicky Marshall
Betty Goodwin
Rachel Berman
Florence H. McGillvray
Vicky Christou
Carollyne Yardley

Winchester Galleries
2260 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8R 1G7
250 595 2777

Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Winchester Galleries, March 2019

Winchester Galleries, March 2019

One Thing Led to Another, 36" diameter, Oil on panel

Carollyne Yardley, One Thing Led to Another, 30″ diameter, Oil on panel

Sharing urban space with non-humans has become a contentious issue for many humans. One Thing Led to Another (2018), illustrates the continuity between “satellite” or radio collars and people location tracking. I believe we can come to know someone else through experience, and promote new forms of tolerance and cohabitation.

This paintings was prompted by the work performed by The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS), a citizen-led organization formed following the 2015 lethal deer cull in the municipality of Oak Bay, part of greater Victoria, B.C., Canada. The UWSS consists of deer biologists, educators, professional communicators, retired senior public servants and working professionals, mostly from Oak Bay. They believe there are effective and sustainable, non-lethal solutions to human-deer conflicts in Oak Bay, the CRD, and other urban areas. Their immediate objective is to implement a human solution to the human-deer conflict through an immunocontraceptive program to steward the deer population in Oak Bay in a proper way. Read the FAQs  to learn more about this.


March 2019
Process Report by The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS)
Black-tailed Deer Distribution, Home Range, and Population Density in Oak Bay, BC 2019 Progress Report by The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSSS)

March 2019
Letter to VicNews

Opinion letter published via VicNews a resident discussing how some people feel the advice to change minds and attitudes about urban deer is under the guise of “quasi-science.”

March 09, 2019
Esquimalt councillor calls for deer birth-control program | Times Colonist

September 5, 2018, CTV News
Vancouver Island woman says four deer attacked her in backyard | CTV News

Apr 24, 2018 Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society website
It’s all about the bling! Tracking urban deer to manage human-wildlife conflicts

March 16, 2018
Deer oh deer – Alina C Fisher

March 05, 2018 Oak Bay News
10 does down, 10 to go in GPS collar phase of Oak Bay deer plan – Oak Bay News
Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society aim to collar 20 female deer as part of deer reduction plan

July 5, 2015
Science Daily, University of Lincoln
Wildlife in built-up areas: An undervalued part of our urban ecosystems — ScienceDaily

Cypher Squirrel, Oil on panel, 36” diameter, 2018.

Cypher Squirrel, Oil on panel, 36” diameter, 2018.

Cyber Squirrel, oil on panel, 30" diameter, 2018

Cyber Squirrel, oil on panel, 30″ diameter, 2018

mtSQRL Blue, oil on panel, 15? diameter, 2018.

mtSQRL Blue, oil on panel, 15″ diameter, 2018. SOLD

mtSQRL Pink, oil on panel, 15? diameter, 2018.

mtSQRL Pink, oil on panel, 15″ diameter, 2018.

mtSQRL Yellow, oil on panel, 15? diameter, 2018.

mtSQRL Yellow, oil on panel, 15″ diameter, 2018.

My practice is driven by research into the changing relationships between humans and non-humans in our urban environments, and imagining possible futures through hybrid-human development, and influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, and the speculation that biotechnology is capable of making his fantastical creatures a reality. My series mtSQRL speculates the convergence of human and squirrel DNA.


Moon Squirrel, 36" diameter, oil on panel, 2017.

Moon Squirrel 

Moon Squirrel, 36″ diameter, oil on panel, 2017.

Squirrels became a vehicle for collaboration when First Nations artist, Chief Rande Cook (Kwakwaka’wakw) invited me to paint his portrait. A creative fusion of our works thendeveloped during which Cook’s indigenous knowledge supported my ideas about kinship networks and interspecies relationships.


Guerrilla Squirrel (after Guerrilla Girls and Pussy Galore) Size: 48 x 48, Oil on wood panel, 2015

Guerrilla Squirrel: Guerrilla Girls, Pussy Galore, Wonder Woman, and Gloria Steinem