2021 THE PARALLEL ART SHOW, Salt Spring Island, September 25 – October

2020 Collaborations In A Time of Covid: Writers and Artists of Salt Spring : ArtSprin,Oct. 15 – Nov. 1

2020 OCTOGONY, Mahon Hall, SSI, Sept 25th – Oct 4th

2019    Homage Salt Spring Arts Council Easter Show, Salt Spring Island, BC

2019    SUSAN BENSON NEW WORK, Duthie Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC

2018    PORTRAIT OF AN ISLAND March 30-April 8, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC</p?|>

2016    SALT SPRING ISLAND (pastel), AGE (oil), (Honourable Mention) Juried Sooke Fine Arts Show, BC

2016    JOAN (oil) Easter Art Tour Group Show, Mahon Hall Salt Spring Island BC

2015    THREE SALT SPRING WOMEN ARTISTS Duthie Gallery, Salt Spring Island

2014    BARRICADE ‘Hibernus’Juried Show Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Toronto

2014    THEATRE PROP MAKER and BARN Juried, Sooke Fine Arts Show, Vancouver Island. BC

2014    The Even Cheaper Show Juried Show, Salt Spring Island. BC

2014    PEOPLE One Woman Exhibition, Art Spring Lobby, Salt Spring Island. BC

2014    MY BROTHER JONATHAN and WORDS & IMAGES FOR A SMALL CHILD AT THE END OF A WAR Juried Show, Empty Places, ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island. BC

2014    Semi Finalist BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London. UK

2014    CONNECT/DISCONNECT 20/20, Juried Show, ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island. BC

2014    PORTRAITS OF OLDER WOMEN Salt Spring Library, Salt Spring Island. BC

2013    JOURNEYS Harbour House Hotel, Salt Spring Island. BC

2014    20/20,  Juried Show, ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island

2014    FOCUS ON WOMEN, Salt Spring Island Public Library (Portraits of Older Women)

2013    JOURNEYS, One woman exhibition Harbour House Hotel, Salt Spring Island

2013    THE EVEN CHEAPER SHOW, Salt Spring Island.  Juried Show

2011    Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Regional Showcase, University of Waterloo Art Gallery

2009    PATRICIA   Gallery Stratford Juried Show

2009    BARRY MACGREGOR   Art Gallery of Peel Juried Show

2008    JOHN   Art Gallery of Peel Juried Show

2008    CURTAIN CALL: A Century of Women Designing for Live Performance. The League of Professional Theatre Women; the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

2007    VALHALLA   Gallery Stratford, Juried Show

2006    LIVES LIVED   One Woman Show, Gallery Stratford

2006    GLACIER and DRIFTWOODS   Gallery Stratford Juried Show

2005    TREE STUDIES and SKULLS   Gallery Stratford, Juried Show

2004    DIVAS OF DESIGN   Theatre Museum, Elgin Theatre. Toronto

2004    Gallery 96, Members Show

2003    ERIC DONKIN as Koko   The Portrait Gallery of Canada

2003    Gallery 96 Members Show

2003    DESSIN Exhibition of theatre designs and drawings Gallery 96

2003    DRIFTWOOD   Arts Etobicoke Juried Show

2002    THE DESIGNERS’ ART Gallery 96

2000    ANNE   Arts Etobicoke Juried Show



2019    Member of the Order of Canada

2005    Ontario Arts Council Grant

2000    The Banff Centre Award for contributions to the Arts in Canada

1993    Canada Council Senior Arts Award

1970    Canada Council Award



Designer of sets and costumes for companies such as San Francisco Opera, National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company.

2000, 2007, 2011       Leighton Colony, the Banff Centre

2010    HOMAGE   Curator – an exhibition of necklaces created by Donald Stuart RCA to acknowledge women who have made a difference to Canadian Society


Posters and brochure illustrations for the Toronto Symphony and the Stratford Festival.  Paintings, drawings and designs are in a number of collections including the National Portrait Gallery Ottawa, the Bronfman Collection, Gallery Stratford, the Stratford Festival and the National Arts Centre, Ottawa.


CARFAC Ontario


Royal Canadian Academy of Art (1983) Theatre Design


ATD West of England College of Art, Bristol.  UK

NDD (painting) Wolverhampton College of Art.  UK