I’m an artist, children’s book author, and arts educator living and working in Vancouver, BC. I believe that like language, art can serve many purposes. It can be an opportunity for an individual to challenge themselves, to investigate their internal world, to connect with their own and others’ cultures, and to find and express their voice. It can also be a means of social engagement through activism, critique, celebration, and connection.
I also believe creative expression is essential for well-being. As such, the lessons we are taught about our art having to be perfect, or that it must serve a commercial purpose in order to be valid, do a disservice to the development of our creativity.
I use my own practice to investigate ideas of human nature and relationships, community, interconnection and the natural world. I paint and draw in many styles and materials, and sometimes like to collaborate with others. I like the idea of art being accessible, inclusive, and a space for freedom.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review for The National Post
Interview in Romper online magazine
video interview for Papergirl Vancouver