I identify with the archetype of a mad scientist - always trying new crazy ideas, prepared for the inevitable explosion, but excited for the discovery that comes out of it and not being afraid of losing my eye brows in the process. I am a multifaceted, creative, individual that thrives on the idea of expression of the creative beast - in whatever form that takes.
For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to expressing myself visually. My work has matured into moody, captivating images of people, landscapes, dreamscapes, crows and ravens - primarily painted in oil or mixed media. Like many contemporary artists, I am fascinated by the play of light and temperature in my work and I’m not afraid to throw in a little texture for fun. I am inspired by Art Nouveau and French neo-classical artists such as David, Ingrés and Delacroix with their dramatic lighting and their undeniable, competence for using art as an allegory, which inspires me to always strive for a deeper meaning in my work.
My formal art training was at Alberta College of Art and Design in the mid 90’s and since 2000, I have been a professional artist, an art teacher with Swinton’s Art Instruction and also developed a deep love and obsession for dance. I developed Indigo Arts in 2005 and have since set out on my goal to inspire people to realize their own passion and expression of their creative self through art and dance. I live in Calgary, Alberta and have work in a number of collections, both corporate and private, throughout Canada, USA and England.
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