My art is a reflection of who I am and how I got here. As a child, my
summers were spent with my many siblings at a secluded cabin on a lake with no
electricity, running water or phone. This was a formative experience. My art process
shows that I am a resilient problem solver and a playful risk taker, not
uncomfortable with the unexpected.
The process of mixed media painting, to me, is a joyful but high risk
endeavour. What is not fun about squiggling words and lines with crayons and
pencils, scraping gels into fanciful textures, dripping and flinging tar gel
and paint? I love that I never quite know what will happen next as I travel the
path of discovery and exploration which is the process I have chosen. The written
words that are often used as the birth of each piece become buried in layers,
almost lost, like each moment gets lost to another in time.
I embrace the
challenge of making something that starts off chaotic but in the end, through
much thought and experimentation, unites in a cohesive, expressive manner. Working
with many different media, the textures, the colours, the patterns, is always
exciting. My aim is for this creative energy and love of process to be evident
in my work.