Biography

Painting at Red Deer College

August 2017 – Photo by Tessa Nunn at Red Deer College

I am an artist working in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

My interest was first piqued at a creative writing camp for teenagers in a cartooning class. My reluctance quickly gave way to delight, and this lead me to study art at every opportunity. I am fortunate to combine my love of art with my other passion: teaching art full-time at Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School.

I studied at the University of Alberta, and at Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia. I still take classes from local and international artists. In my creative practice, I work intuitively with images from my daily life, integrating symbolism and text. My work is varied but usually combines realistic rendering with expressive symbolism. I also thoroughly enjoy plein air watercolour painting.

DPP 2017

Watercolour painting in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Frank de Groot