Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, I have always been surrounded by beautiful scenery…the ocean, unlimited forest, icebergs, and wildlife of all kind. I would often stop while on a walk during my visits back home, especially when I was living in New York City, and take pictures of such breathtaking imagery. Sometimes you need to be removed from a place or situation to truly appreciate and value it.
Never did I consider myself an artist. I started playing piano at the young age of 5, encouraged and supported by both my loving parents. I continued to then play flute, compete at festivals, join a symphony orchestra and eventually perform on stage with either of of 2 my bands in NYC. Music has always been in me and will forever continue to be.
Life is never easy and can throw you many unexpected curveballs along the way. Each person has his or her own way of coping with difficulties in life…apart from my years of exercise to help relieve stress, I was introduced to the world of canvas painting by a close friend who was also a resident DJ in New York. After watching him and his techniques at play in his Brooklyn loft, I ventured on my own in my small SOHO apartment, and started my journey as an artist. From trying out hardware paint, to glass beads and image transfers, I often would let the mistake of the nearby hardware store dictate the colors that I used. From big long strokes to throwing paint at the wall, I started to explore the world of Art. I would often listen to my own music to paint, sometimes with feeling and sometimes without…other times I preferred the silence and solitude of 5 am when I felt energized, alert and grounded. And I still do, today.
Thank you for visiting my site, enjoy the color and lines. I hope they speak to you as they have spoken to me 🙂
All The Best,