I am a painter and draughtswoman who makes art about humanity and grace.
There is a wordless place I search for when I create – a sense of expansion and inner stillness that connects us with the rest of the world. It is a feeling of being broken open, of letting life flow through the deepest parts of you.
I make art to connect – with myself, with others, with the world. We are not islands. We are an interconnected web of souls, all trying to find our way home.
I work primarily from life and the human figure in oil and pencil, but also paint still life and landscape. Each piece is a search for that wordless, timeless place.
I have been in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, and my work hangs in private collections in North America, Europe and the Philippines. In my early 20s, I spent 3 years studying in France at Studio Escalier on partial scholarship, under master artists Timothy Stotz and N. Michelle Tully.
Currently I am in the process of opening a small life drawing studio here in Ottawa, Canada, called The Drawing Room Studio. We open October 2015 and I’m a little bit in love with it!
When I’m not feeding my wanderlust, I live with my husband Jesse, a writer, and spend my days painting and drawing and trying not to adopt 18 cats.