I am an botanical watercolour artist and abstract impressionistic painter living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with my husband. I work out of my home studio and most days you'll find me trying not to mix up my coffee with the paint water.
I work in watercolours and acrylic paint and create works inspired by the natural landscape around me. I desire to reflect the relationship between the human soul, atmosphere and the land. I find myself drawn toward the Victorian Naturalist movement, the history of wildcrafting and folk medicine, as well as French Impressionism. I'm fascinated at the way scientific discoveries played a role in the art of the time and seek to draw out those same qualities in my work as I study wild plants and their properties and illustrate the beauty of those plants on paper. My acrylic paintings reflect the land where these plants reside and are an emotional response to the way that land plays a role in shaping the human that treads upon it.
I create to fulfill a desire in my soul, to find simplicity where there is chaos and peace amidst the unknown. I believe that beauty has a power to shape the way people think and react. My highest goal would be that the viewer of my work would feel a response of their soul toward peace and rest, and a curiosity towards learning about the world at their feet. Being an artist can be an emotional, tumultuous journey, but it's also so deeply satisfying to fulfill the need to create and share it with those around me.
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