Oil, Water Colour
The environment around me inspires and challenges me. My most recent body of work is where I explore the relationship between humans and the natural world.
I am impressed with the interdependency of living things-humans included. Some of my inspiration comes from my practice of knitting. As I knit, turning string into cloth, I become aware of how the transformational process is everywhere. Sheep eat grass, fed by the sun. We gather the wool and knit the sun into garments that keep us warm.
I was born in Manitoba, and made my way east, fetching up at Mount Allison in the Fine Arts Program at age 18. While I wandered through various interests and adventures since, my art practice has been a constant thread. Through necessity, it has at times it has been thinner than other times. In the past ten years I have dedicated more time to making art and participating in the art community.
14 x 18 oil on canvas
30 x 40 oil
18 x 24
Portrait of David
40 x 30 Oil