I create one-of-a-kind, hand painted silk scarves as well as canvas paintings. I am drawn to nature and its cycles of life. Vibrant and filled with inspiration, just like our souls. I visualize the colours and the image before I begin listening to what my intuition tells me. I coney messages of love, hope and inspiration. My intention is that these creates can bemused as a tool for healing the soul, as it is from my soul that I visualize, perceive energies and then create art from that space.
Color can be used to help heal. Whether it be in the silk scarves I create or the paintings hung in a home. Blue creates the feeling of peace and serenity. Yellow carries the same association with the healing qualities of the sun. It can create happiness and cheerfulness, offers warmth, optimism and light. Green is considered one of the most healing among all the colors because it resembles natures trees and grass.
The satisfaction for me is visually seeing a customers mood change immediately when they wrap themselves in one of my scarves. I know then that using my color therapy principles combined with my intuition did its magic. It always does, I simply need to trust. In my paintings, the satisfaction comes when a viewer connects to the story behind the painting without knowing the intention yet it helps heal them through that connection.
Painting on silk is about the flow and movement of color, light and form. Silk reflects light like no other fabric. The process of painting on silk itself can be especially mesmerizing. I never know exactly how the silk will turn out or where it will go. I love this unexpected and uncontrollable aspect of the work. It's the magic of the unplanned.
DEGREE: Visual Communications, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB. April 92-96
June 1 - 30, 2010 *Solo Exhibition, Art Central, Calgary, AB
June 24 - July 23, 2010 Silent Art Auction/Showhome, Balzac, Calgary, AB
August 1 - 31, 2010 *Solo Exhibition, Art Central, Calgary, AB
September 11, 2010 Wild, Wild West Hollywood Art Exhibit and Celebrity Gala, Belgo, Calgary, AB
December 2013, Art to Where Exhibit, Southern Alberta Art Gallery
July 1 - September 2013 Solo Exhibition, Symon's Valley Ranch
May 1 - October 2013, Wild Wild West Country Market
May 1 - October 2014 BearsPaw Lions Market
February 2016, Solo Exhibition, Private Home
October 11-13, 2017 I AM Conference
December 2017, Saskatoon Farm Christmas Market
November 1, 2010, Awarded third place in the Louise Hay Affirmation Card Contest.
COLLECTIONSWorks held in private collections across Canada, throughout the US, and Australia. COMMISSIONS Request list