My art practice is mash up between popular culture and bio-regionalism. I am strongly influenced by my love of the natural world, of learning a place by exploring it, by observing who I am sharing space with – the animal, bird, insect, and plant life. I am a big fan of GIFs, internet memes, and kitsch. I enjoy infusing my paintings with a sense of joy and a quirky humour.
I have been a practicing artist for over 25 years, with exhibitions across Canada and internationally. Last year I participated in four artist residencies: at Bareneed Studios and at the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, in an off-grid tiny house on Manitoulin Island with 4elements Living Arts, and a virtual residency with artists from Canada, Spain and Sweden. This fall I will be a an artist-in-residence at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City.
My solo exhibition Tap Dancing Seagull and Other Stories, was on display at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ontario, in the fall of 2020. The same year I was also awarded two temporary public art commissions, one for the City of Kingston, and one for Erindale Park in Mississauga. I am a graduate of the University of Guelph (MFA), and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (BFA).
The works featured on this site are watercolours that are currently available for sale. For an overview of my broader art practice including recent GIFs and public artworks, please visit the site below: