Illustration is a principle practice that begins most of my work, but I experiment with many mediums depending on what forms and concepts I express. I am introspective and my dreams also inform my practice of art. I have created a wide range of works. My last showings were of abstract works in experimental mediums containing ephemera collected while cleaning beaches. I am currently focusing on representational acrylic paintings of landscapes, seascapes and wildlife that have been photographed in Nova Scotia. I also regularly create pen drawings of my dreams, tonal graphite renderings from photographs, and small watercolor paintings. I like to experiment with fabric work and small sculpture. Commissions for paintings are accepted and enjoyed.
I have always been an artist.
I am originally from Canso, Nova Scotia and currently live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After graduating at 17 in 1999, I then resided in the Annapolis Valley for several years before landing in Halifax. The landscape of Nova Scotia is familiar and comforting to me, and I have spent a great deal of time in nature all around the province.
During high school I began selling portraits. I worked in the valley as support for an arts and crafts studio run for people with disabilities. I went on to study Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. I worked as a vendor for temporary mehandi on the waterfront and music festivals. My first showing in Halifax in 2009 was a self-published book of illustrations and writing at a nonprofit art gallery and studio for people with disabilities, where I continued as a facilitator and later became the Executive Director until 2019.
Over the past ten years, I have had about a dozen showings of watercolor and acrylic paintings while participating once or twice a year in artist markets and in group showings.