Born and raised in rural British Columbia, Lois grew up with a strong creative spirit nurtured in B.C. Wilderness. Lois has always been fascinated with the colors of nature and the textures of fibre. As a young child her art included the use of lichens and birch bark in her paintings and when she began sewing and designing doll clothes she experimented with the use of color found in scraps of fabric, lace and ribbon.
Schooled as a fashion designer her creative pursuits lead her to painting on Silk where she could create her own fabric colors on a variety of silks including satin, chiffon and crepe.