Artist Statement

The purpose of art is beyond being decorative or merely pleasing to the eye; it has the potential to inspire, stir the emotions and stimulate conversations. With the endless possibilities of art, a world can be created where one ultimately finds wonder and solace and this is my hope to inspire this in others whether it is in my art or with my students when I am teaching.

In 2012, I started teaching art to adults and youth in Canada and the US and I am always greatly honoured by this opportunity to share with children how vitally important they are to the future of our planet and this belief is what inspired me to design an arts and mindfulness program titled, “Brave Art for Youth.”  Students are invited into the conversations of how they can participate in their inner harmony and well-being while playing with an art buffet to explore their creative adventurous side. Since 2013, I have taught acrylics and watercolour painting classes in portraiture and landscape art throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Thank you for being curious about my art.

Why I Paint

My hope is to convey the highest possibilities I see in humanity and hope that my art opens this up in others.

I love that what I do touches people and makes them smile.