Fine Artist/ Instructor
Even before graduating with a BFA in Studio Arts in 2003 at The University of Lethbridge, I worked as an instructor at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Over the past fifteen years I've established myself as a 2-dimensional art instructor, while simultaneously developing as a professional artist. Exuding enthusiasm and passion about drawing, I am continually pushing the boundaries within my artwork. I create in a myriad of mediums including watercolour pencils, alcohol-based markers, and acrylics. The bulk of my work has spiritual undertones, often playing with the dualism of light and dark, and the dichotomy of good and evil.
For the past few years my artwork has evolved to reflect the dramatic impact humans have had on our surroundings, specifically, the domestication of Canis Lupus (wolves) into Canis Lupus Familiaris (dogs). In order to better understand the instinctive behaviour patterns of dogs and wolves, I began a comprehensive study and collaboration with The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Cochrane, Alberta. I create drawings using watercolour pencil on canvas, with the intention of capturing their instinctual nature, curiosity, and stoicism. I sell fine art prints to raise funds and awareness for the sanctuary.