I enjoy what people would normally overlook. Growing up in the North and on the Canadian Shield inspired me to paint landscapes within landscapes by capturing the micro-textures of our natural surroundings.
I feel as if I have come full circle with my art. I started painting in high school and attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design. After that, I earned my degree in interdisciplinary arts from Concordia University. I went into design for theatre with multimedia creations. But the one thing that stayed consistent was my love of working on a grand scale.
The disillusion of proportions inspires my work a lot. In the North there is so much space, things are stunted and smaller in nature and because of that the sky seems so much vaster. I think that translates into the magnified and close ups of the northern landscape.
I create my paintings at Saxifrage Studio, based out of my home. I would consider my work to be more abstract or contemporary and it involves a lot of relief and texture.
There is more than just the visual in the North and I aim to provide a tactile experience of subarctic landscape.