A Little About Me
I am a self-taught abstract artist from Toronto, ON. Unless you consider watching Bob Ross when you’re 8 years old - art school, in which case, I have a masters degree, but I digress. Ever since I was little I would immerse myself in creative activities - from colouring and drawing to painting and writing. Despite my passion for the arts, as I got older it took a backseat to other activities like basketball and soccer and that brief stint of believing I could be a professional figure skater.
While I was in university, I experienced several years of severe anxiety, which led me back to art. It seemed to be the only thing that would ease my angst and bring my mind back to serenity. As my anxiety subsided and as I pursued my career in marketing, painting was pushed to the sidelines again; that is until my late twenties when I lost my father in a sudden accident and went through very difficult life changes. From that moment on, I spent every free minute I had painting. I used it as an opportunity to put all of the emotions I couldn't express verbally into a form that helped my grieve and ultimately helped me heal.
I created so many pieces of artwork that my condo quickly became a studio. As an attempt to clear space, I decided to sell my work online. The first day I posted my work on Etsy, someone purchased a painting. I was overwhelmed with excitement. It was a major confidence boost and I haven't look back since. That was 5 years ago and I still spend every spare minute I have painting and building my business.
I am incredibly thankful for all of the support of my family, friends and online communities – I truly couldn’t have done it without you.
About My Work
My work is primarily abstract acrylic paintings. I am a minimalist when it comes to tools of the trade and create each piece using only a freestyle flat brush and catalyst wedge. When it comes to my style, what seems like serendipitous movement is actually a reflection of life. It’s the journey of making bold decisions, connecting with your inner renegade and embracing the highs and the lows and everything in between.