Artist’s Statement

I find myself inspired by nature’s never ending endowment and pervasive spirit. My prints and drawings attempt to convey the “magic” that one can imagine within it, and as I work on a subject, I intend to not just replicate what I see but to translate it using my own set of tools and symbols. Tools such as line, pattern, graphic mark-making and symbolism that I have developed over the years into a personal style.

While the end result is important I often find the process just as meaningful. Whether planning out a multicolor serigraph or spending eighty hours drawing a giant whale, I take joy and feel contentment from the act of doing. I find it to be therapeutic and a way of connecting with the subject.

Though I do not set out intentionally to convey themes I find that my recent work has been influenced heavily by my transition to a new home on Vancouver Island.


News

"Awaiting Perseids" can be seen at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) starting November 17 2015. Details here.

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Education
1998 - Alberta College of Art and Design. Diploma in Printmaking

Awards
1997 - Illingworth Kerr Travel and Study Scholarship. Travelled to Calcutta, India.
1996 - ACAD Printmaking Dept Travel and Study Scholarship. Travelled to Nicaragua.

Exhibitions
{2015-16} Island Connections
Nov. 1, 2015- May 1, 2016
Comox Valley Airport
Comox, BC

{ 2010 } Exchange Exhibition of Prints by Young Artists in Japan & Calgary
March 10 - April 30th, 2010
University of Calgary
Calgary,Alberta

{ 2009 } Exchange Exhibition of Prints by Young Artists in Japan & Calgary
June 15 - June 28th, 2009
Kyoto City University of Arts
Kyoto, Japan.

{ 2007 } Fresh Ink
{ Burnt Toast Studio Group Exhibition }
Axis Contemporary Art
Calgary, Alberta

{2006} Tangle (Group Show)
Pop - up Location
Calgary, Alberta

Little Big Show
Uppercase Gallery
November 1, 2006 - December 30th, 2006
Calgary, Alberta

{1998} Alberta College of Art & Design and UofC Exchange Show
Calgary, Alberta

Mail Art Exhibition
Ostrava (Czech Republic)

{1997} Super Savy Monoprint Show
March 20 - March 27 1997
Calgary, Alberta

Memberships
Burnt Toast Printmakers