Shaz has been creating art in the Okanagan, BC since 1996. Her eclectic interests, energetic personality and happy disposition are revealed in the diversification and originality of her art. Music, body, dance, life, and the need to explore and expand as an artist leads Shaz on a constantly evolving path with texture, colour, styles and medium.
Shaz has exhibited her innovative, prolific works in many group and solo exhibitions throughout BC and Alberta, with many works finding homes locally, nationally and internationally. She has been a member of the Okanagan Potters Association and the Kelowna Sculptors network Society for many years.
Shaz is known for pushing limits with her raku clay wall art, from whimsical, to abstract, to representational with strong design elements. Her fun loving nature and love for life is reflected in her works. Playing in the mud as a child is her first memory of working with the earth. In 1996 when introduced to working with clay she was immediately hooked.
Stone carving followed. Her marble sculpture "Eternal Strength" carved in 2004 for the Kelowna Centennial Project "Connecting Links" was voted People's Choice.
Recent works include drawings and pointillism, focusing primarily on the Okanagan theme.