I was born in British Columbia and live in North Vancouver. My landscape paintings start from a mutual interaction that speaks of intimate relationships, opposite powers and nature as a language and a body of knowledge that transcends time and place. I often employ thick layers of oil paint or mixed media using vibrant complementary colours. I have found painting to music translates into rhythmic brush strokes and natural patterns. Throughout my life I have always been inspired by the rhythmic and emotional brush strokes of Vincent Van Gogh and painters like Casson and Varley from the Group of Seven. I believe in life-long learning and experimentation in art. I studied art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and have participated in many local courses as well as those at Scottsdale Artists School.