For the love of Art & Craft
An example of all the ways my hands create.
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.