I’m a Nova Scotia born, Alberta-based artist with a love for the outdoors, travel and colour. I’m in constant awe of the fiercely beautiful place I get to call home and the inspiring places I visit along the way. After exploring a medley of careers (from community development to marketing) while also working as an artist for years, I transitioned to a full-time artist in 2017. I currently create original paintings on canvas and offer a selection of these as fine art print reproductions.
I live in downtown Edmonton with my partner (a writer) and our cat, Looey.
My paintings are a reflection of my surroundings, memories and an imaginary world - a whimsical place that exists in my mind. I create a world I want to live in to escape the everyday.
My artwork is inspired by nature and I like to focus on bringing the outside in. I try to capture the essence of a landscape, stylizing it and abstracting it to make it my own through the use of colour, repetition, texture and pattern. I work spontaneously, rarely with a set plan in mind before I begin.
My colour palette is governed by my mood and general feeling I want to create within each painting. I love experimenting with unusual colour combinations that are not typically found in nature; taking a familiar subject and making something new and unexpected.