As long as I can remember, I have always been a dreamer… I have always seen things in my own unique way. I grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan drawing, painting and creating for hours on end. I continued to have a desire for creativeness well into high school. In my early twenties, I graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Arts Education and went on to pursue a career in teaching. I have taught elementary school for almost ten years.
In the Fall of 2014 I returned to my love of painting and found my own illustrative style. My first painting in this style, Lucy in the Yellow Dress, was done at my kitchen table. As I painted a creative energy flowed through me. It felt like a dance between myself, the water, and the paint. It was in this moment that I tapped into my intuition and started to listen to my inner voice. “Created by heart, painted by soul” has become my tag line.
My inspirations come from everyday life. My paintings are interpretations of beautiful women. These women are usually in motion – whether it be dancing, riding a bike, or just day to day life on the open prairies. The woman may look different from painting to painting, but it is her soul that connects all of my work. She is graceful and free spirited. She lives a simple life and calls nature her home. She could be any age…17, 34, or 82…but it is her spirit that remains youthful.
My artistic journey is now my full-time career. I could not follow this path without the love and support of my friends and family. My husband, Kieran, and two children, Luke and Lincoln make it possible for me to do what I love. And for that, I am truly blessed.