Born, raised and living in Toronto. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at York University, majoring in painting. After a hiatus, I returned to my love of painting and in so doing, discovered a passion for watercolour painting.
I enjoy the fluidity and organic flow of watercolour painting with its often surprises. The water is the conduit that flows where the brush and other tools lead and push it. Or it can take a life on its own, moving freely across the paper.
I draw inspiration from nature to create semi-abstract paintings. I look for patterns in nature, particularly in water, rocks and trees that are translated into textures, shapes, and tones in my art. I view my art as abstract representation.
Sometimes paintings pop from my imagination from a memory. Sometimes a photo or another artist will serve as inspiration. Sometimes paintings freely reveal themselves while being painted. Sometimes paintings are planned but the medium changes the outcome. No painting is the same.
As a self-taught watercolourist, I enjoy experimenting and discovering new techniques in the medium. Reflecting, being immersed in the process of painting, is part of the creative journey. Painting is an intuitive experience that allows my imagination to roam.
Are you interested in buying original art through helloart? Our Buyer FAQ will help answer some common questions about the process.
How do I buy art from businesses?
See a piece of helloart artwork you know would look perfect in your space? We’ve made it easy for viewers to instantly purchase a piece of artwork right from the walls of the business. You can simply purchase any helloart artwork by scanning the QR code on the smart art label using your phone. Once scanned, you’ll be directed to that specific piece of artwork, and can click ‘add to cart’ to begin your checkout. Once you’ve notified an employee at the business, you’re ready to take your art home. Take a look at this video, highlighting the buying experience at a business location.
What is the shipping cost?
Canada and the US: free. Rest of the world: contact us for shipping rate (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What’s the return policy? All sales are final.
How can I be sure that the art is original? helloart works directly with the artists who create these original pieces. The artwork is shipped directly from the artist's studio to you.
Does helloart offer curatorial services? Yes. Please email email@example.com for more information.