value the brain & cut the priviledge
I get inspired by all things vibrant and thriving to all things barely surviving.
I’ll paint and draw anything that moves; including emotions.
I’ve got a feminist gaze and an enthusiastic interest in the human condition.
I aim to take feminine vulgarity and put it in a place of empowerment.
The impulse to create happens easily with an endless supply of ideas and an urge that is insatiable. Simply put: compulsion.
I stumbled on watercolours a bit by accident, but after witnessing the water and colour blend together in the chaotic way that it does — I knew it was the right medium for me. There are no mistakes in watercolour painting. And it’s very forgiving.
Line drawings were shown to me as a warm-up activity and I once I warmed up I didn’t stop.
I live in Toronto and have lived in China, England, and Vancouver. Once upon a time I was from Winnipeg. Much of my internal landscape is shaped by the prairies and they are a reoccurring theme throughout my art.
When I’m not expressing myself through painting and line-drawings I do so in writing — short stories, essays and poetry. My short fiction work has been award-winning in both by the Toronto Writers Collective (2015 and 2016). My fiction appears in Red Tuque Books’ anthology Canadian Tales of the Heart (2016) and my poetry can be found in The Canadian Authors Association’s annual poetry anthology, Saving Banister(2016). Two of my watercolour pieces and a poem is featured in Big Art Book, published by Scarborough Arts (2017).
I work full-time as an instructional writer & designer and am mom to two young boys.