“Creating has always been a part of my life, in one form or another. From growing up with an artist mother to receiving a diploma in advertising art from Fanshawe College and spending the next 25+ years as a self employed graphic artist. Creating is a necessity!
In the past few years fine art has finally taken a seat at the head of the table. My art is all about experimenting with colour and texture. The infinite colours and textures of nature are my inspiration. Rarely do I use brushes, opting instead for anything that will create more unexpected results and allow the paint to "do its own thing". The majority of my paintings are about bringing the outside in, because I feel more peaceful and grounded when I'm surrounded by nature. Often while experimenting, animals and figures start to emerge, that lately I’ve been bringing forward with added details and outlines. Many are quite quirky and inspired in part by a couple of my favourite artists: Mel McCuddin and Elke Trittel.
If you don’t find me inside with paint under my nails, you’ll likely find me outside with dirt under them, tending my garden. I live in Niagara Falls, Canada with my husband, 2 dogs and a 31 yr old red-eared slider turtle that spends his summers outside in the backyard pond, along with all the other creatures that call our urban garden “home”.
Artist Website: www.thevividcanvas.com
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