To create from my soul + share my passion, expertise and optimism with others so that they MAY experience their own joy.
Painting with richly pigmented mediums, I create vibrant artwork inspired by the wonders of nature and the textures of urban life. I absolutely love the unlimited freedom to intuitively play and experiment, especially when using encaustic (molten wax). There is a unique thrill when manipulating the wax with my torch; embedding objects within luminous layers; rubbing in and scraping back - the possibilities are endless! Everything falls away as I enter a creative, meditative state - no distractions, just letting the process flow. A wonderful part of being an artist are the relationships formed with clients - some of their emotional responses to my work include: instantaneous joy; inner calm; reawakening beautiful memories; a connection to the darkness within.
Artist: all my life
Professional Artist: 2011 - present
Art Instructor: Encaustic Painting Workshops
Residential Designer: 1995 - Present
Philosophy: Be authentic + keep it simple
Studios: Toronto + Collingwood, ON Canada