My art is inspired by the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, and my travels. Drawing on my background in science, I create evocative, luminous and purposely imperfect paintings inspired by nature’s patinas and the colours of dusk.
I use texture for its capacity to reach a tactile and tangible process. I curate combinations of materials and techniques to abstract reality, telling a story to elicit an aesthetic and emotional response. To experience this, the viewer must enter the layers and textures of my work, and be seduced into a visual and visceral encounter – a holistic meeting of minds, inspiring self-discovery and mindfulness.
Because of my science background, I sometimes aim to communicate via my art the main issues pertaining to the environment: such as climate change, plastic pollution, and our large carbon footprint, to invite dialogue and discussion. The ethereal imagined landscape of Waterfall Exposed was created to raise awareness of the effect of the rapid melting of glaciers around the world due to increased temperatures due to climate change.
An overarching unique feature of my paintings is that the composition changes with both the position of light during the day and the position of the viewer. Hence, I encourage you to view my paintings in this show in person where you will notice that the painting becomes lighter or darker depending on where one stands.
Several layers of opaque and translucent acrylic mediums, natural pigments, sand and upcycled silver dust were used to create the unusual textures and to develop a 3-D effect, blurring the line between painting and sculpture and inviting the viewer to touch it. Visually impaired people are also rewarded as they are able to experience art in a non-traditional way via touch.
As we are intimately linked to the landscape, we ultimately return to it. I feel that we belong to both water and land depending on them for our sustenance, hence we are not separate from it and must take care of it.
Available Editions of this Artwork
|Edition Info||Edition Size||Dimensions||Edition Price|
|Waterfall 1/10 | Giclee (signed/numbered)||Open||30.00" H x 36.00" W||$1,000.00 USD||