About the Artist

In 1991, I attended Selkirk College in Castlegar BC and in 1995 I attended college on the traditional Unceded Territories of the Musqueam People on which Langara resides (its Musqueam name, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓) where I received a Diploma in Professional Photography and would attend again in 2017 to learn about Carving and Reconciliation. I kept my skills current with online programs and short courses through Alliances of Arts and Culture, SCC Consulting and online work.

In 2000, I took Web Design at Sina Training Centre, and in 2014 upgraded skills with a Certificate in Interaction Essentials at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.While I have no Bach or Masters certificate , I have accumulated at “least 7+ years of study in night school, local colleges, private & online programs” and through years of dedication, personal practice, work and study for the pure autotelic joy of it.

As of 2020 having created 9 beautiful murals of seascapes and mermaids while spending the winter in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico. I also produced 2 booklets 20 pages and 240 pages of my photography, a video and updated my website to polish my design skills. 

Currently residing and creating in Hope BC  I am using my talents and time to revisit my  photography and  book publishing skills and produce 12 new Photobooks.

Stay tuned!!!

Education
Carving & Reconciliation Langara 2016-17
Interaction Design Certificate Emily Carr 2013-14
Social Media Classes Emily Carr 2007
Art & Work Research Alliance of Arts & Culture 2004
Consulting & Contracting SCC 2004
Web Design Sina 2000
Professional Photography Diploma Langara 1993-95
College General Studies Selkirk College 1991-92
High School Grad Abbotsford Senior 1980

Design & Photography & Art Experience
10 + years- Muralist-Design- Painting- Interior Design- Paint walls, furniture, stencils, bedding, sewing, recycle- Murals- Just created  Mermaid Sanctuary and 2 big waves murals in Mexico and 9 other murals

13 + years – Video Production ~ YouTube Filmmaker – Created videos of travels and business promo in Mexico and Canada

15 + years – Social Media Strategist ~ Facebook, Blogging, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, – Helping small businesses and artists promote their passions. Branding & Design Websites for clients

15 + years – Artist ~ Paint Pen & Ink, Watercolour & Oil Painting & Photography, Carving, Jewelry Making, Designer, Video & Social Media

17 + years – Designer ~ Web Designer, Mobile Design Developer, WordPress, Blogger, Graphics, PhotoEditing, PhotoShop, Graphics, Logo Design, Business Cards, Branding

25 + years – Photographer ~ Professional, Candid, Weddings, Photo Editing, PhotoShop, Bookpublishing, Events, Santa & Cruiseship, Social Media

Links
http://zipolita.com
https://www.instagram.com/zipolita
https://zipolitazcv.blogspot.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/zipolita
https://www.youtube.com/user/fairyfotoslady
https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com
https://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com
https://www.pinterest.ca/zipolita

And I have like 5 facebook pages and a profile