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Making art is my passion. Inquiries into the nuances of person and place, private and public histories, archaeology and anthropology, art history and current practices prompt my explorations of diverse subject matter and the use of varied media. Part time studies at Emily Carr College of Art and Design triggered passionate exploration of materials and processes.
My visual art practice encompasses drawing, painting, mixed media and installation works. I use commercial products and organic materials. When painting I combine the use of acrylic and oil paints with varying mediums, dependant upon the work at hand. While creating diverse mixed media works I incorporate natural and human-made entities: often layered upon a base of plaster on wooden panel. My work is increasingly abstracted in order to invite viewers to establish a personal dialogue with the work.
My life and travels in North and South America (including
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way
--things I had no words for.”