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! 

 

 

-Patricia