Highlighting ROAM Gallery Artist
My first foray into art started as a child, drawing The Last Supper with white chalk on the wall. I had wanted to go into art school as I was growing up but was discouraged by family. The words “There’s not much future to being an artist.” had echoed in my growing years. Still I dreamed of painting one day and would sporadically sketch throughout my life. Never took it seriously as I considered myself a very moody artist. I draw when the right mood strikes me, which hardly ever came. I also dabbled in crafts and jewellery making, to give as gifts to friends and family. I would say that Art is truly in my blood.
Visiting a Roam Gallery exhibition show in 2017 reignited my passion for art and deep longing to paint. At the encouragement of a friend, I participated in a group show dedicated to Vancouver’s infamous crow Canuck. With no formal training or painting experience, I accepted the challenge. After creating 2 small artworks, I decided to use it as a form of self-imposed art therapy after suffering a work injury. I used the meditative aspects of painting as a way to channel my limited energy and expressing pain into works of art.
I am drawn to the stunning vibrancy of colours, light and textures of everything around me. I have an intuitive approach to painting. I paint what I see around me; in my mind and how I feel to what I’m seeing and feeling. I’m inspired by the works of the great Impressionists, Post-Impressionists artists. But I remain open and eager to learn the ever expanding styles of being an artist.
The Canuck Show - Fall, 2018 Catalogue
The Canuck Show - Spring, 2018 Catalogue
The Canuck Show - Fall, 2017 Catalogue
150 Years of Canada - 2017
Cinco De Mayo - 2017
North Vancouver Arts Council
Anonymous Art Show - 2017
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