Sunday, November 19, 2017

Brush Off: Paint with a Purpose

I was so excited to participate in another brush off on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts in support of Hope Story.

It was a wonderful night watching 12 amazing artists create pieces of art with only a moments notice of the theme. I painted in the first round; the theme was water.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Little Free Libraries Brantford

I am so excited to be one of ten amazing local artists to have created an amazing Little Free Library here in the City of Brantford.

A huge thank you to the Brant Skills Centre, the City of Brantford, and Jono & Laynie Photo + Film for making this happen.

The unveiling is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Doug Snooks Community Centre located at 333 Erie Ave, Brantford, ON. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate the beginning of Culture Days with us!

For more information about this amazing project check here.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Art Battle

Join me and many other artists on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00 at the Rope Factory for Art Battle Brantford!

What is Art Battle?

It is a live painting competition where artists get 20 minutes to created a piece of artwork. The audience votes for their favourite paintings and bid on them in a silent auction.

I have participated in past live painting competitions at the Brush Off in Cambridge and Kitchener where I have 30 minutes to create a painting.

This is my first Art Battle and there is only 20 minutes to making something beautiful on a canvas!

Details about the event can be found here: 
Tickets can be purchased online:

Monday, September 4, 2017

September Featured Artists: City of Brantford

I am so honoured to be the featured artists for the City of Brantford this September!

Over the summer, I have been working on a Little Free Library commissioned by the City of Brantford. I cannot wait to see it installed in our community, filled with books, and promoting literacy across our community.

Here is a little preview!

You can read the article here:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Picture Your City with the CAF Collective

On July 22, 2017 the Cambridge Arts Festival Collective worked together during the festival to complete the project we called Picture Your City. Since March, 2017 we have been working hard to take pictures around my hometown of Cambridge, Ontario. We took an image then created 3 detailed lino graphs with the image. During the Arts Festival, the community came together to make prints, one for themselves and one to go in the Picture Your City Book! The collective members painted the title page and bound the book together during the festival. It was amazing to see the final project come together during the day. Participants even created poems throughout the day on the giant magnetic poetry pages in the book. It was great to learn new artistic skills and work with three other fabousl artists, Wendy Campbell, Karen Malcolm, and Renee Therrien.

For more information about the collective check out

Friday, June 9, 2017

Idea Exchange Brush Off 2017

I was so happy to participate at the Brush Off on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Idea Exchange at Queen's Square. So many local artists including a few from Brantford competed to create an original painting in just 30 minutes. 10 minutes into my painting I decided I did not like it. I wiped my canvas and started again creating this abstract piece. My mom came to the Brush Off for the very first time and said "It looks like an exploding heart" and that is what is became. This piece went home with a very happy customer. Proceeds from the event help fund programming at the Idea Exchange. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Works In Progress

In 2016, I took a break from my art due to some health issues. This year, I am planning on participating in many more art projects and excited to get my creatice juices flowing and get back into the art community. I have joined the Cambridge Arts Collective and this new journey is exciting. 

The other day I went out in my backyard and start painting. There are a few works in progress and who know how they will turn out if at all. But Ia m glad to get some sunshine and my hands dirty again with paint water.