grew up in a home full of artistic expression. My father, a bigger than life
character, was a professional artist and performer. The family home was an
ever-changing canvas with murals on the walls and a yard highly decorated with
flowers, sculpture and paintings. So the transition from scribbling on the
walls as a child to brushing paint on a canvas as an adult came naturally.
2010 I decided to dedicate more time to my art while working as a
Communications Consultant for Oak Bay Marine Group in Victoria, BC. The owner
at the time was a huge patron of the arts and encouraged me to exhibit my work
at his well-known Marina Restaurant. I was absolutely surprised when my first
show of 20 pieces sold out. After that I never looked back and began painting full-time.
adore painting and the freedom it allows me to express how I’m feeling from day
to day. I mainly create florals and landscapes but I also enjoy the occasional
figurative painting and portrait. I work in many mediums from watercolour,
pastel, oil and acrylic. My favourite process is building luscious, textured
layers in acrylic and finishing each piece with a high gloss resin.
artistic style is expressive, using vibrant colour and strong composition. I
love how the use of textured acrylic creates stunning contrasts of bright and
dark shades emphasized by a glass like finish making my pieces shine like pure
sun. Ever impulsive, bright, and whimsical, my artwork reflects the
vibrant colours of my soul and daily life. I strive to capture an integrity and
honesty in each piece that will inspire a sense of wonder and exploration in
viewers and collectors. Works are held in private and corporate
collections throughout North America.
When I'm not
in my studio, I can be found enjoying time with family and friends or
working crazy hours in the BC film industry as a Background
Coordinator, PA and Locations Scout.