I have always been drawn to the beauty of aging elements. Early on, I began experimenting with how to make new objects look old…inducing rust on metal, oxidization on copper, patina on bronze. This led to my painting process that includes scraping, sanding and manipulating pigments with unorthodox tools and utensils. Each of my works are layers of several paintings built onto the canvas like an excavation site, encouraging the viewer to look closely to see the transformation that has taken shape. I am inspired by the colours and juxtaposition of urban and natural environments and I prefer painting on cloudy days as the filtered light creates the mood and sentiment of my art…an appreciation for the weathered and the tarnished.
Originally from San Francisco, I currently live and create my art in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
Bayswater @ 4th, Vancouver BC
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