Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts in painting from Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary.
Style: Contemporary photorealism in watercolor.
Creative Spark: Color, pattern, light, and shadow catch my eye, enticing me to capture photos of ordinary objects in daily life. I love seeing the artistic potential in everyday objects. When I’m back painting in the studio, the thrill comes from finding a way to exaggerate these elements within the painting to emphasize the meaning of the subject.
Other Passions: Mentoring others through art to discover their potential. Being outdoors in nature, walking my dog, and vacations.
Best Advice Received: Focused intentions brings focused results.
Biggest Fear: When I was younger, my biggest fear was centipedes. Now, it’s not spending enough quality time with family and friends.
Pet Peeve: Finishing the last 15 percent of a painting is always a bit of a struggle, because I’m really eager to move on to the next one.
Quirkiest Trait: Everyone tells me I’m secretly a granny on the inside.
Favorite Studio Music: I love to listen to Latin and tropical house music. Occasionally I will mix it up with ’90s hip-hop, pop, folk, or country, depending on my mood. So, really a little bit of everything.
Future Goals: To develop my art profession into a sustainable career. More specifically, this year I’m aiming to be juried into the American Watercolor Society’s exhibition.
Price Range: $300 to $2,500.
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