Working out of a small corner in my Ottawa apartment, I specialize in creating expressive landscapes through the use of bold colours and strong texture. My goal in my work is to communicate that emotional connection we have with our natural environment.
For my own work I draw on both past and present experiences including kayaking in Georgian Bay, sailing along the coast of Vancouver Island, camping in Algonquin Park, driving across Canada, and hiking in Gatineau Park.
I work mainly in acrylics but am always on the lookout for ways to develop and expand my creative arsenal, including through new mediums – from watercolour painting and printmaking to writing and filmmaking. I embrace any opportunity to grow as an artist.
I hold a degree in art history from the University of Guelph and a post-graduate certificate in scriptwriting from Algonquin College. In October 2019 I was featured in West Carleton Art Society's Expressions of Art Show and Sale. I've also exhibited my work at Vibration Studios and I Deal Coffee. In fall 2017, one of my pieces was featured in the Governor General of Canada’s annual charity auction at Rideau Hall.
When I'm not pursuing creative projects, you’ll find me out enjoying Ottawa’s beautiful natural parks or at my day job caring for a classroom of toddlers.
I am extremely grateful for the unwavering support of my family, friends and artistic community.