460 - 1000 Parker Street, Vancouver
What is your medium(s) of choice and why?
Oil on canvas, I love the richness of the colour and the way I can move the paint to create different atmospheric effects
What have you been working on since last year’s crawl?
I had a solo exhibition last February in Victoria and showcased my trip to Rivers Inlet. I travelled to Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands in June on a private boat and spent 8 days painting aboard and exploring the West Coast for a new series of paintings. I took a trip to a private cabin on a lake (protected land with the Nature Conservancy of Canada) and painted plein air in the Kootneys before continuing to the Fairmont Banff Springs for a two week artist in Residence which was in partnership with Mountain Galleries. I participated in the 2018 Trees of Hope at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in October & my completed painting will go in an on-line auction for the month of December and will be displayed in the lobby of the Whistler Fairmont with all the selected artists, 100% of the proceeds go to Canuck Place Children’s Hospital.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I explore the West Coast and can’t quite describe the incredible beauty I see in the landscape but I take these experiences back to my studio and paint them.
What new pieces will you have at the crawl?
Paintings from my trip to Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound, the Sea to Sky Howe Sound area and other areas between Vancouver and Vancouver Island - all paintings of West Coast landscapes
What’s your favourite thing about working in your studio?
It’s a private space where I can spend time re-experiencing the inspirational moments from my painting trips. When I paint, I focus on creating that feeling of beauty in the landscape. The West Coast provides an infinite source of material for me and I always look forward to coming back from my trips and consuming myself in the studio where I paint like mad for weeks. My studio is my happy place, it gives me a reason to wake up early in the morning excited to continue work from the previous day. It is where I can let my passion to be an artist consume me in its entirety.
What’s a standout piece you’ll be showing at the Crawl?
Shannon Falls, oil on canvas, 36x60”
What’s the weirdest thing in your studio?
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