Colleen is an artist living and working in St. Catharines. She has been a member of the Willow Arts Community since June 2018. Born in Iowa, USA in 1956, Colleen McTigue moved to Montreal with her family in 1969, where she graduated from high school in 1973. During these early years in Montreal, she first became interested in art, and experimented with various mediums such as oils, tempera, pastels and acrylics. Primarily self-taught, she began pursuing art in March of 2018 as a way of filling time due to being on disability leave for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.