collections / special projects
AMONG THE TREES
How do you feel after being among the trees? Research shows that spending time in forests and other natural environments supports healing and a sense of well-being. In Japan, it's called 'shinrin yoko', which translates to 'forest bathing'. This collection is inspired by the need to spend time in nature and the change that can be felt in yourself after being 'Among the trees'.
a map for me / espanola fibre arts festival
A project where children, their Parents, and Grandparents explore the idea of maps as something to connect to rather than to use them to get from point A to B. Participants were encouraged to create a map of a place that was special to them. These maps where then scanned and printed on fabric, then embellished with stiches and buttons.
Probably my favourite thing to paint, I am drawn to painting what I know and love. Mainly inspired by Northern Ontario, sometimes I dream of the places I've lived and wake up inspired to bring that image to life.
As a former florist, I am constantly drawn back to painting flowers. Flowers and plants are often part of our everyday life yet most of the time, we walk right by them. Sometimes a large scale pop of colour with deep brush strokes is just what a room needs.
STORIES OF THE LAKE
‘Stories of the Lake’ is a community based outdoor project that I had the pleasure of facilitating and creating in the summer of 2017 on Manitoulin Island. The work focused on what Lake Huron meant to the people who live and spend time on its shores.
The project was orgazined by Waterlution and was funded by The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canada 150.
UP here festival / power-up project
As part of the 2017 Up Here Urban Art + Music Festival's Power Up Project I had the opportunity to design and paint a mural. Located of the corner of Minto and Van Horne Street, my mural depicts Sudbury's iconic skyline. Many people think that Sudbury isn't a typical 'beautiful' place, but I think that that really depends on your perspective. This city is full of vibrant, creative, friendly folks and when you look around, it's easy to find beauty.