Rural life has brought out a keen awareness to the various elements of the seasons on the prairies. My work comes directly from observing and studying the reaction to these changes throughout the year. I use my sketches, plein air studies or photos for reference.
Having spent years experimenting with different mediums, I have found acrylics and ink to be very versatile. The desire to portray my vision in a unique and interesting way sometimes introducing new mediums continue to challenge and fuel my motivation. My intention is to bring out the extraordinary in something that is seen as ordinary or not seen at all. My hope is to bring awareness and appreciation for how precious our environment is, through my artwork.
My work has been exhibited in many local, regional and provincial groups and solo shows throughout the past
years in different communities within the province. Most recently I was fortunate to receive a Saskatchewan Arts Board Micro-grant that supports artists’ creative endeavors to create a body of work that is now on tour through the OSAC’s Art on the Move program. I have received adjudication awards in Yorkton, Langenburg and Melville; commissions from businesses, individuals and public art
projects. Teaching classes in acrylic, watercolor and sketching has also been another part of my artist journey.
To further my education and abilities as an artist I continue to take workshops and courses, most recently completing the Arts Entrepreneurship and Creative Endeavours Business Development Course funded through the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Creative Saskatchewan.