I strive to create not the exactness of nature or the human form but paint its essence.
My art infuses motion with emotion until all become a painted story. Am I an Alchemist — transforming paint, movement, mark-making into tangible feelings of the human spirit? Art that you connect with can have the power to restore, inspire and lift the spirit. I take my role as an artist very seriously. Still, I have endless amounts imagination and fun in creating!
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, by two artists/violinists, I grew up surrounded by the arts. I watched my aunt create every type of art imaginable in her downtown Montreal, top floor warehouse apartment; towering windows flooding light onto every wall stacked deep with canvases. I fell asleep on church pews while my parents performed Bach Cantatas in a chamber orchestra.
I spent weekends and summers on a small lake in the Quebec Laurentian mountains naturally absorbing as a child does, how to see, hear and be with nature. As an adult, my time spent in the wilderness each summer paddling remote rivers creates solo time to reflect, contemplate and absorb inspiration for new art.
I paint freely, and passionately. I believe art and music are powerful instruments to set a moment free, feel the deepest of wounds, revel in the magnificence of planet Earth or feel the power of love we have for our loved ones.
Art can enhance your life or hold a special story or person in your heart. When a painting stirs you it no longer belongs to me. It becomes a part of you. May one of my paintings resonate deeply with you.