I was born and have spent the majority of my life in Saskatoon, Canada. I studied fine arts at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) and graduated with my BFA in 2007. I began a career as a professional painter while working in communications. In 2014 I returned to the U of S and completed an MA in Geography and Planning. This “holistic discipline” dovetails with my design and fine arts background and has helped me to understand more about what I have been taught to see.
My paintings interpret nature while considering other worldly and human responses. Because of my background as a graphic designer, I notice line, shape, and colour; the meaning of symbols, and the elements they communicate. The vast lateral landscape with the intermittent infusion of colour is a large part of my inspiration. I interpret, abstract and sublimate to unveil and explore the familiar. I employ a variety of painterly techniques that are underpinned with translucent or opaque layers of paint that reveal hints of what lies beneath.