Abstract Expressions

  • The Art of Collecting: a journey of expression and discovery

    The Art of Collecting: a journey of expression and discovery

    Building a meaningful art collection is a journey of self-discovery and personal expression. It's about collecting pieces that resonate with you on a deep level, regardless of whether they match your decor. By exploring different styles, supporting emerging artists, and embracing the stories behind each piece, you can curate a collection that reflects your unique tastes and experiences. Remember, your art collection should bring you joy and inspiration, so have fun with it and for God's sake don't worry about matching your couch!
  • BOUNDLESS INSPIRATION: embracing change & growth in art

    BOUNDLESS INSPIRATION: embracing change & growth in art

    Navigating the whirlwind of ideas and inspirations, I often find myself veering off the beaten path, especially in art. Inspired by my friend Heather Kinahan's landscapes, I delved into landscape work, a departure from my usual abstract pieces. This exploration led me to embrace discomfort, pushing me to experiment with new palettes and subjects. "Farmhouse Nostalgia" reflects my teenage years in Southern Ontario, surrounded by farmlands, while "Expanse" captures the vastness of Alberta's sky and mountains. Embracing change and challenge has become an integral part of my creative process, guiding me to new and exciting artistic discoveries.
  • LEARNING FROM 2023: Refection, Authenticity & Connection

    LEARNING FROM 2023: Refection, Authenticity & Connection

    "In the transformative journey of 'The BODY Project,' I moved beyond the confines of my abstract comfort zone. Initially filled with self-doubt, the process took an unexpected pause with carpal tunnel surgery, giving me the space to shed fears and create authentically. As I delved into the models' narratives, the canvas became a mirror, reflecting their stories and unveiling layers of my own emotions. 'The Body Project' evolved into a celebration of body positivity, challenging norms, and leaving an indelible mark on my artistic journey. It reminded me that success in art transcends sales figures; it lies in the transformative power of creation and connection."
  • THE BODY PROJECT: embracing body neutrality & positivity

    THE BODY PROJECT: embracing body neutrality & positivity

    'The Body Project,' intertwines personal narratives of body positivity and neutrality. Join me for a journey through abstract expressions inspired by volunteer models, we'll unravel the distinction between embracing our bodies with love and adopting a more neutral perspective. Through vibrant brushstrokes, texture and layers, we'll explore the powerful evolution from constant self-critique to a balanced appreciation of every form.

  • The Butterfly Effect: A Tribute to Hope and Renewal

    The Butterfly Effect: A Tribute to Hope and Renewal

    One of the pieces I created shortly before my mother passed away featured a butterfly landing on a flower.  For some, the butterfly is a symbol of hope and transformation.  After she passed, everywhere I went, butterflies seemed to follow me. They would flutter around me and even land on my shoulder to accompany me during long walks.  The fact that my work resonated with someone who had experienced the same phenomenon was incredibly touching and validating. This has reminded me that art has the power to challenge our assumptions and beliefs, broaden our perspectives, and inspire us to think and feel differently.