I am a Canadian artist, wife, and mother of two beautiful and spirited girls, based in Calgary, Alberta.
I create large-scale acrylic paintings with bold color and thick texture.
This is my creative website and blog, a place to share my artwork, my inspirations, as well as my personal artistic journey.
How it all began…
I have always been an artist at heart, drawing, painting and making a beautiful mess with whatever materials I could get my hands on. When I was 9 years old, sifting through my Grandma’s basement, I found an old set of oil paints. She let me have them and gave me free-reign to explore my creativity. It was an incredible gift, a “real” set of grown-up oil paints and brushes! From then on, while my friends were outside playing, I was at home watching old reruns of Bob Ross on PBS. With his inspiration in mind, I created my first landscape painting.
Many things have changed since I was 9 years old, but a few things have stayed the same –
my love of paint,
my need to create
and my desire for self-expression.
I have been painting and creating artwork ever since. It is my way of expressing myself and how I make sense of the world.
My children are my greatest creations and the biggest source of my inspiration.
They look at the world with fresh eyes – everything is new and exciting.
They are fearless and bold – expressing themselves freely without hesitation.
They see beauty in everything around them – they live in full color.
These are the qualities that I aspire to embody as an artist and express through my painting.
I paint with bold color and thick texture.
I mix each color by hand and apply the paint in thick layers to create depth and dimension. I sculpt and mold the paint using a variety of palette knives to apply the paint directly onto the canvas, creating a thick texture that can be felt as well as seen. The paint itself, up to one inch thick on the canvas, becomes a landscape that can be experienced and traveled by touch.
I want my paintings to come alive and be active on the canvas, to engage the viewer and bring them into the beautiful world that I have created.
CONNECT WITH ME
For more information about me, my inspiration, or my process please contact me directly via email or the social media links below. I’d be happy to share my passion for creating art with you!
Your comments and feedback are always welcomed and participation is encouraged, so please leave me a comment below and let’s get to know each other!