About the Artist
I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Bachelor of Education majoring in Art and minoring in Math. I have over a decade of experience teaching Art to all ages, Kindergarten to Adults. My specialties are teaching foundational skills in painting and drawing, landscapes, portraits, colour theory, coloured pencil, still life, and figure. I am currently residing in Calgary, AB.
Most of my artwork is painted from photos of my travels and my surrounding area. My goal is to create striking paintings that stand out in more than one aspect. I choose photos with interesting compositions, but then I enhance the colour, I add texture, I focus on the detail or simplify the detail into striking shapes or brushstrokes. I keep clarity on architecture, but blur plant life and people. I want my paintings to be statements, to be eye catching. I want to draw people in, and keep them there.
My paintings are usually landscapes and streetscapes, but I have also painted portraits of people and pets. My signature is vibrant and complex colours, dramatic lighting and dynamic compositions. My prices range from $100 to $1500 depending on size and complexity. Commissions are welcome.
Please contact me with any questions or a personal viewing.