I paint because I love to journey through lines and colour. The journey begins with initial lines and paint, opening and closing doors looking for the exact light, contrast and compositional balance until I start to see a glimmer of "magic."
Paint, watercolour, pencils, texture - these are all languages. In my art I desire to share the magical simplicities of life using these languages.
I was born in 1986 and raised in the beautiful Okanagan - Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. I come from a big, creative and encouraging family. An interesting fact about me: I am the only daughter among six brothers.
I've always been creative, but I didn't start painting until I took a class in school at age 12. The more I painted, the more I loved it.
I am primarily self-taught. I read many books from the library, took a couple of classes and completed thousands of paintings.
Since then, my original artwork has been shown in local galleries in the Okanagan. Select pieces are also available for purchase throughout Kelowna. I've been a part of many a farmers and crafters market in my day, but you will reliably find me at the annual Lake Country ArtWalk, the BC Interior's largest art festival.
In 2017 I started learning Digital illustration on the iPad using an app called "Procreate."I learnt how to use the program using Youtube videos. 2020 is when the illustration really started to take off, and I began selling online. I love creating pieces that warm the heart and bring a smile to the face.
I've been teaching art classes (watercolour, drawing) with the City of Kelowna since 2011. I'm absolutely passionate about teaching budding artists of all ages! My journey began with one art class - maybe yours will, too!
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