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 be when I grew up. Encouraged by my family and friends, I eventually realized my dream. Today, I paint, craft and make cartoons for a living and it is awesome.
My career in the animation industry has and continues to be a wonderful creative journey. It took me to Montreal for my first job at Cinar Animation in 1998. 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.
Upon returning 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 continue.
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.
However, painting has recently taken a back seat to another personal project. For the past few years I've been working on an idea for an animated feature film. I've partnered up with longtime friend and colleague, writer and editor extraordinaire, Ellery Vandooyeweert and we are busy working toward making it a reality. It's a new challenge and I am excited to continue the journey!
Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you enjoy what you see!
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