What: Art – painting, illustration, graphic design for web, assemblage/recycled art and photography.
Where: GTA, Ontario, Canada (Toronto, Hamilton, Cambridge)
Roots: I was born and raised in the Toronto area and have lived in the Cayman Islands, Calgary, Vancouver, Oberhausen, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan.
BA – Political Science – York University.
Advanced Web Design – Ryerson University.
Art: Self-study via print media, video, experimentation, intuition.
Artist Statement: Having spent many years outside of Canada in places including Grand Cayman Island, Germany, and Japan, my work is a fusion of my experiences with the people, the art, and the customs of these locations as well as my adventures across Canada. I also have some First Nations heritage which is often reflected in my work.
I have a strong interest in human connections, how we relate with each other, and our relationship with the natural world. The environment and consumer culture have become of great importance to me over the last decade and it is a goal to create works that will help to start conversations and bring awareness to these subjects. Concepts of acceptance, and compassion are important to me and figure prominently in my work.
I am Co-Chair of the Cambridge Arts Festival – an annual celebration of music, performance, visual arts, and community in the City of Cambridge. In 2017, I founded CAF Collective, a group of Cambridge-based artists that collaborated to create a live large-scale art installation and printmaking workshop on July 22, 2017 as part of Cambridge Arts Festival. An exhibition of our individual works were also on display in July at a pop-up gallery at 63 Dickson Street in Cambridge.
I am the founder of Daily Art Fixx. It is my way of immersing myself in art for inspiration and education.