Isabel’s first love was visual arts. She pursued Fine Arts studies at York University, later gaining a degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto where she currently holds a Cross Appointment-Status position in the department of Occupational Therapy and Inter-Professional Educational Program. Isabel continues to integrate her work in both disciplines to create innovative arts based Occupational Therapy programming.
Isabel has developed her practice of plein airpainting in her many travels to inspirational locations including the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Maine and New York. In 2018, she completed two art residencies: Gilbraltor Point Artscape, on Toronto Island and in Borgo a Moazzano, Italy. As a Torontonian, living in a highly dense urban landscape, her need and commitment to locate and work within nature greatly informs her art practice.