From a young age, drawing and painting have been incredible passions of mine. At age eleven I saw Disney's The Little Mermaid and knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. From that point on I was encouraged in every way by my family and friends to eventually realize my dream. Today, I paint and I make cartoons for a living and it is awesome.
My career in the animation industry has been and continues to be a wonderful creative journey. It took me to Montreal in 1998 and then it brought me back home to Vancouver in 2005. Vancouver is a hub for animation in North America and the world. I am so grateful to be able to live in my home town and have my industry be so vibrant and alive.
When I came back to Vancouver, not only did I jump right in to the animation community, I began to take my passion for painting to a new level. In Montreal I had begun to refine my skills as a realist painter and I wanted to see where I could go with it. For many years now I have shared a studio space with another artist where I have shown my work multiple times in Vancouver's annual Eastside Culture Crawl. Curated by Ayden Gallery, I had a solo show in 2007. In 2010 I received gallery represtentation at South Granville's Kurbatoff Gallery. I have shown work in the city's annual Queer Arts Festival as well as a short stint holding a seat on the festival's board of directors.
After taking a break from painting for two years, focusing on my animation career and realizing the importance of creating a work life balance, I am ready to get back into the studio. I have a few new ideas and am very excited to share them with you in the months to come.
Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you enjoy what you see!