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Hi! I'm so glad to meet you!

Here's a little bit of info about me.

I'm primarily a self-taught artist, best known for fluid encaustic abstractions. I tend to work intuitively and love to explore the connection between spirituality and the environment through my work.

In terms of mediums, I paint mainly with pigment-dyed molten wax (called ‘encaustic painting’) but I also delight in exploring other media and disciplines.  I see the beauty in imperfection and repurpose materials and collected ephemera in unconventional ways as part of my practice.  

 

Did You Know...

I love being on the water but have a deep water fear. 

I used to compete internationally in dragonboat races as part of a women's team and mixed crew. I was lucky to be part of two awesome teams and I'm still friends with a lot of them to this day!

I love paddling on the water whether it's in a dragonboat (although that's been awhile), an outrigger canoe (same thing), kayak or a stand up paddle board. The SUP is my latest thing. I don't get a chance to paddle as much as I'd like to but I enjoy it whenever I can. 

I love making bubbles from teeny tiny ones to absolutely ginormous monster 5' to 15' bubbles. 

Every year, I teach kids from Preschool to Grade 6  how to make these crazy bubbles at my son's school Play Days and through programs at the local library. That's about 200 kids a day during the Play Days. It's fun and hectic; and I wouldn't miss it for the world!

I can play the ukulele but I realize I'm probably better off as an instrumentalist.  I don't let that stop me from singing though! 

And, last but definitely not least, I'm blessed with an amazing family. I'm a mom to a funny and curious 9 year old who is a constant source of wonder and inspiration for me.

I also have to send out a huge thank you to my family and friends, especially my very funny, loving and extremely patient husband. He's put up with me making my art everywhere in our house. He's been my biggest supporter and the main reason I've been able to commit to my art practice so much. 

I hope you enjoyed learning more about me. Thanks for stopping by!