Visual Artist Living in Vancouver, BC
For me, painting is an act that brings me fully into the present moment when at it’s best. I think of this bliss point as the ‘middle place’ where nothing but potential exists.
I am visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver B.C. I have always made art in one context or another. I worked as a decorative painter running my own business, which lead to a career as a scenic artist is film.
After starting my family I went on to train at Capilano University where I focused on printmaking and more painting. I received my BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2012 and have maintained a steady art practice since then. I exhibit and sell my work in Canada and abroad.
The paintings exhibited here represent a body of work that I have produced since completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Emily Carr University in 2012.
These paintings resonate with the history of biomorphic abstraction, although I have developed a personal method that allows each of the works to slowly evolve into a layered topography that represents both the exterior world and my inner terrain.
Inspired by the British Columbia landscape and the urban geography that surrounds my East Vancouver studio, these works feature organic shapes and nature-derived palettes. Being an urban artist I often seek solace in the water, forest and sand of nearby lakes, mountains and beaches in the Gulf Islands and on the Sunshine Coast. This duality of place, urban and organic, frames my painting practice, as I find the common ground to be my interior state of being.
Titles play an important role in the reading of these works, as they provide the viewer with clues about the emotional state that I experienced during the creation of each painting.