BMFA Artist Directory
My name is Chantal, I am an artist, a poet and a soon to be published author. Art has been an essential part of who I am since I was a child. Crayons in hand, colouring, drawing and dreaming of unleashing a masterpiece on my very own blank wall. From classroom to college, marriage and children—from clerical work to commissions to a career in special education, I have made art.
In 2016 I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease—not the most pleasant diagnosis, but not the worst either. At that point I made a choice—to see it as a permission slip, an opportunity to seize the moment and whatever that moment brings—and make art, lots of art.
Since then I have been on a personal creative journey of discovery through paint and now poetry. It challenges me and connects me to that brave voice inside. It lights me up, feeds my soul and helps make sense of it all.