Inspiration & Process
My work is a visual invitation to rest the eyes and the mind amid a culture of busyness and the occasionally overwhelming feeling of living in the digital age. The intention behind my work is to inspire you to embrace art, texture and colour in your home and life.
In my process, I find flow in detailed, repeated mark-making until I sense the time to move to the next series of marks in the mapping of the piece. I use watercolour, gouache, ink, natural dyes, textiles and found/repurposed material to create playful, intricate pieces. My colour palette is shaped by the luscious flora, expansive mountains and vast ocean of the west coast and Kootenay regions.
My work is influenced by the female artists of the past who carved their own paths in the male-dominated world of abstract art. These women painted fearlessly and dared to call themselves artists.
My work has been shown at the Golden Arts Council Gallery, BC Festival of the Arts, Textile Arts Center Gallery in Brooklyn THIS Gallery in Vancouver and currently in the online gallery Artterra. I have a diploma in fashion design with a focus on textile arts - surface design and weaving.
Land & Sustainability
My grandmother’s stewardship of the Columbia Valley Wetlands influences me to think about the materials I use and the waste I produce. My practice increasingly considers the sustainability of the source, processing, and waste of materials.
I live and create on the traditional, ancestral and unceeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations who have cared for these lands since time immemorial. I recognize that the Indian Act and residential schools stripped indigenous peoples of their culture and outlawed their traditions. The Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is a vibrant community of artists, I encourage you to take a look!