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CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

The wellspring for my inspiration is the vibrancy and power that can be experienced in nature… deep in the forest, under the night sky, out on the ocean.

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Painting allows me to express that intense connection and emotional reaction to the world, by exploring patterns and forms inspired by the natural environment, such as order and balance emerging from chaos and cacophony, or the presence of calm just beneath turbulent surfaces.

My approach to painting reflects my belief that making art is an act exploration, discovery and meditation. My process combines both mindfulness and play.

I work with acrylic paints and inks – materials that allow me to work with complete spontaneity – I’m always looking to push the boundaries of uncertainty about what might happen next. I compose my paintings with intricately woven rhythms of vibrant colours, in multiple layers, and the journey of their evolution becomes in itself my subject… the development of the painting establishes its structure and eventually, its natural conclusion.

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Ontario, Canada
Lives and works in Mille-Isles, Québec, Canada

EDUCATION

1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2011 Abstract painting studies, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, QC

EXHIBITIONS

2018
SMALL TREASURES, juried group exhibition at The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, NS CANADA

2017
SYMPOSIUM DES ARTS DU DOMAINE SAINT-BERNARD, Mont-Tremblant, QC CANADA, juried selection

2017
CADENCE: Musique et Arts Visuels Ensemble, juried group exhibition at Centre d’Art E.K. Voland, Montreal, QC CANADA

2016
Group exhibition, La Galerie d’Art de Montfort, Wentworth-Nord, QC CANADA

2016
Symposium de peinture de la Gare de Prévost, QC CANADA

2016
CADENCE: Musique et Arts Visuels Ensemble, juried group exhibition at Centre d’Art E.K. Voland, Montreal, QC CANADA, 3rd place, Best in Show

2016
CADENCE: Musique et Arts Visuels Ensemble, juried group exhibition at Salon 1860 as part of the Folk Festival on the Canal, Montreal, QC CANADA

AWARDS

3rd place, Best in Show – CADENCE, 2016

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