I am a visual artist and graphic designer based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. My home base is Corner Brook, but I spend summers painting and working off Newfoundland's Northeast Coast on Fogo Island and Exploits Island.

 

My first visual art form was film photography and I began painting in 2006. I was drawn to the soft, transparent nature of watercolour as a medium. The colours, sounds and smells of nature inspire me, especially when I’m by the ocean and the fluidity and often-unexpected behaviour of watercolour paints lends itself perfectly to the depiction of these places.

 

Since the fall of 2019, I've been working with combining the watercolour medium with printmaking techniques including screen print, linocut and woodblock.

 

I’m a primarily self-taught artist, however I’ve been working to expand my skills and knowledge and I have taken credit courses in printmaking, textile art and drawing in the Visual Arts program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.

 

I studied page layout and design at Toronto's George Brown College and have worked in marketing and communications for over 20 years.

 

I’m an active member of the League of Artists of Western Newfoundland (LAWN) and  the Corner Brook Rotary Arts Centre. I'm also a member of the marketing subcommittee for CB Nuit, Corner Brook's annual after dark arts festival.

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