In my work I often portray a sense of tension between the beautiful and graceful qualities of art; light, line, shape and colour, in contrast or balance with the at times rough, crudeness of those same qualities. When a line is so awkward that it is lovely and genuine; when a gaze is both familiar and haunting; when a scene is energetic and yet reassuring – these are the intersections of where I want my work to be.
My goal is to bring the viewer into a scene or object and inspire them to look more closely and with more emotion at moments, objects, people and places to discover something about themselves in the way that they respond or react to the piece.
Emily Carr College of Art and Design
Honours diploma, Fine Arts, Painting 1985
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Design (BDes), Communication Design 1996
GALLERIES AND EXHIBITION SPACES
- University of Victoria Art Collections
- Multiple private collections
- Sooke Fine Arts Show, Best piece of a botanical theme