My work reflects a desire to live in the moment and appreciate what is happening as it happens. I create from an inner voice which has no boundaries or rules, a voice guided by intuition. My paintings will often start out one way and change, more than once, by the time they are complete. I never have an end in mind, it is an instinctual feeling which allows me to step back and declare a piece finished.
I watch the world around me and take note of colour patterns and inspired beauty. I am influenced by nature, well worn articles from bygone eras, storytellers and music, light refraction, and the way breezes shift and change moments to reveal something new. I find a humble allure in imperfection and therefore allow the mistakes and spills in a piece to show through. These “errors” are often the sparks which set a painting off in a new direction and ultimately lead to the final piece. I work in layers of paint, building colour over colour and often incorporate oil pastel and pencil to help create a textured abstraction of thought.
Through painting I find bliss in dirty hands, I am able to retreat to a place where time is my own and turn inwards to explore imaginative thought.
CV: born March 2 1977
New Glasgow Art At Night; Glasgow Square Theatre; New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada; 2017
By The Pound; Goodfellas Gallery; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2013
By The Pound; Goodfellas Gallery; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2012
South Simcoe Arts Council Holiday Show; Alliston, Ontario, Canada; 2011
Arts on Main; Muscle Matters Massage Therapy Clinic; Alliston, Ontario, Canada; 2011
Twist Gallery; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2010 (collaborative paintings with artist Robin Luoma under the name Fiendish Thingy)
The Olde Bulldog Beanery; Cookstown, Ontario, Canada; 2014
South Simcoe Arts on Main, Juried art award: 2nd prize, 2 dimensional art, non-representational; 2011
My paintings can be found in private collections throughout North America, Europe, and Australia