I took this past week off work and had myself a staycation. I've really been enjoying getting my hands dirty at the pottery studio lately, so I figured this would be a great time to take a week and really get my hands dirty. Every day. I was recently reflecting on my time in university.… Continue reading Studio Staycation
Why is naming paintings so difficult? I love writing, I love painting, but when it comes to combining the two, it's just not a thing I'm interested in. I'm one of those people who ends up writing "untitled" on everything. Some people have a knack for naming paintings. I am just not one of those… Continue reading An untitled doe
I'll never forget how awkward I felt when I was 18 and suddenly there was a person without any clothes on right in front of me and I had to pretend it felt normal and remind myself not to giggle as I settled in for three hours of drawing. After the first half hour and a… Continue reading Life Drawing
When I was in university, I worked primarily (well, let's be honest - solely) in 2D materials. I took one ceramics class as an elective to give it a shot but compared to my comfort level with painting, ceramics was a real challenge. Things didn't go where I wanted them to, the wheel hypnotized my eyes and… Continue reading Autumn Ceramics
I can't believe it's already that time again! The Anonymous Art Show at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council's CityScape Community Art Space is always a fun (packed!) time. It brings together established and emerging local artists in a floor to ceiling exhibition that gives people a fantastic opportunity to do some holiday shopping while supporting… Continue reading Artist Call: Anonymous Art Show 2015
Yes, I said homework. No, I'm not crazy. When I finished university I found myself feeling a little low after going from being in the same studio every day with the same people for final year, to being out in the big world holding on to my piece of paper (where is my BFA, anyway?)… Continue reading Feeling uninspired? You just need some homework!
Love it or hate it, people treat their animals as their children (I'm no exception, I want to squeeze my dogs every time I see them). What better gift for a "pet parent" than a portrait of their little gal/guy? Separate from my regular body of work, I've been doing these portraits for a couple… Continue reading Pomeranians