I was born and raised in Oxford County and I grew up living and working on a farm. I always had a passion for the arts and I painted every chance I could get and continued this as I grew up and went off to University.
When the pandemic began, I threw myself headfirst into my art as a form of therapy and a way to deal with what was going on in the world. I wanted to find a way to be expressive and really push my creativity. That’s when I discovered fluid art. The medium itself seemed fun to play with and I was creating some interesting looks but wanted to evolve. Through exploration I taught myself to control the medium better and discovered new ways to create unique pieces. I love the outdoors and am fortunate that I have been able to hike around this beautiful country and I use my photography and experiences as inspiration for my paintings.
All of my paintings are original and I custom stretch and frame them myself using locally sourced lumber. I incorporate a fluid method of painting called Acrylic Pouring to each piece, using the technique to bring life to my landscapes. I add oils to specific colors to allow the different densities of paints to float above heavier pigments which create cells and bubbles in the painting. I build up paintings in multiple layers which give my work a glossy and textured finish. This unpredictable fluid technique creates unique patterns, making each piece a one of a kind.
To me, painting is the ultimate form of self-expression! It’s my place to play and create and clear my mind. I feel very lucky to be able to share my art with the world and will continue to create and grow.