I’ve been an artist with Partial Gallery (an online gallery) since 2018. I chose Partial because of their goal: To bring more original Canadian art onto more walls- directly from the artists that made it. I also liked that my work would be available to rent as well as to purchase, both to art lovers and the industry (interior design, film, TV, media production, real estate and staging)
I was recently interviewed by Partial Gallery and I’m pleased to be a Featured Artist on the blog. Here’s a bit of the article.
When did you develop an interest in art?
I come from a family of artists, so I was born into art. It’s just always been a part of my life.
Tell us about your process when creating an artwork.
I spend a lot of time thinking about an artwork (or series of paintings) before I start to do any painting. I think about the colours, marks, and overall mood of the paintings I want to create. As I’m going about my day and something catches my eye or inspires me in some way, I’ll make a note of it. This part of my process can go on for days or weeks. When I’m ready to start the painting process, I work out colours and composition ideas in a sketchbook or on loose sheets of paper. Sometimes I’ll create numerous small paintings and use these as the inspiration for the larger pieces.
How did your work develop throughout the years?
As I’ve grown and matured, my art has naturally changed. Along with creating paintings for myself (private collectors and galleries) I’ve worked with a publishing company creating poster art. This has allowed me to explore a variety of styles and subject matter, and follow colour trends. I definitely see that showing up in my own work. Over the last 6 years, I experienced a lot of big life events. Losing both parents, losing 2 cats, the pandemic, of course, and a recent big health scare. My paintings now reflect all the joy and gratitude I feel after coming out the other side of these events. I’m creating happy, optimistic, colourful abstract paintings.
What do you listen to when you work?
That depends on what kind of work I’m doing – Busy studio work or painting. I enjoy finding a Spotify playlist to fit my mood for the day. When I was creating my Cocktail Collection, I was listening to a lot of cocktail lounge, ‘60s music, tiki lounge music and the soundtrack from the Mad Men series.