There are dynamic forces that move air and water into patterns that coalesce one moment and dissolve the next. Stillness is broken by a rushing-up, a sinking down and a tumbling through which eventually glides back into a glassy calm.
was the kind of dark silk
that has silver lines
shot through it
when it is touched by the wind
or is splashed upward
in a small, quick flower,
by the life beneath it.”
- Mary Oliver
I started making art in secondary school and continued on to complete a BFA in Studio Art at Concordia University in Montreal. Visual expression always felt natural and provided an additional means of communication and the cultivation of personal understanding. Over time I drifted away from a focused artmaking practice in order to complete an MA in Art Therapy and a B.Ed in Art Education; subsequently working in mental health and educational institutions and privately.
I have returned to art making with renewed enthusiasm and appreciate how nourishing and satisfying it is for me. Teaching, counselling and collaboration add an additional dimension to my creative pursuits and an enriched sense of purpose and service.
Gazing at clouds and attempting to decipher the hidden symbols held in condensed river song and ocean thunder - now carefully organized by fingers of the wind.
The essence of a natural event becomes fixed into a square or rectangular snapshot; a morning sky or a turbulent river is caught in the artist’s net like the luminous wings of a butterfly. The water’s surface is transforming moment by moment, displaying new expressions that ripple, crash, glide and rest.
“At times it resembles a split-second snapshot of something moving at a tremendous speed.”- Tomas Transtromer
Turning a space in your home into a peaceful sanctuary can encourages a sense of calm and inspiration. Natural elements and art can provide a symbolic language that allows for emotional nourishment and personal expression. Add plants, flowers, crystals, or photos to create an outer manifestation of an inner intention.
strolling since eternity
telling strange fables
of grand old dwellings
with a world of ancient souls
when there was nothing, but
a fluid light,
a landscape of mist
and a suspended caravan”
- Naseer Ahmed Nasir
“Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It’s thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.” - Thoreau
“While swimming in some isolated place, a girl hears leaves rustle, and turns to look: the forest reflected in her face.” - Rilke
I take commissions on a case by case basis. Please contact me for pricing and additional information.
By working with a wakeful eye and a meditative presence we can move beyond prejudices and assumptions about what we think we see. This allows the natural environment to express itself through our own unique filter.
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