Painting is the medium that first lit the fires of Creation within me. Allowing the bright acrylics to build my imagination upon a canvas gives me such joy; connecting with the viewer through our shared experiences. I always strive to represent the world around me with as much honesty as it presents. Nature is a brutal and lovely thing that impacts us all constantly; shaping us into who we are.
Being a creative individual in all aspects of my life, I have always been drawn to a visual narrative to capture the voice of Nature. Utilizing my artistic talents I produce a conceptual representation of the delicate voice I hear from Nature, expressing it to the world through paint on canvas, photography, and Craft. Using colour and contrast I bring to life the innate voice I interpret from Nature. Attempting to give voice to the impressions I receive from my interactions with her.
Graduating from OCAD U in 2012 I spent some wonderful years working professionally & commercially in Toronto, Ont. While I loved the hustling city life I would always find myself drawn back to my home town of Collingwood and surrounding area. Now as an artist residing in Clarksburg, ON I am immersed in the world of Nature constantly and utilize this as inspiration recurring in my art. My family has resided in this area for generations and I have loved watching it change as I've grown within it myself. The diverse municipality it has become is a testament to the symbiotic relationship we all have with Nature and the greatness it can inspire within.
Crafting has become a second artistic endeavour for me. Creating a more tactile collection of artistry I create vinyl stickers, t-shirts, cards, signage & many more ‘off canvas’ one of a kind works of art.