Sunday, January 30, 2011


New painting in progresssssss!! 4' x 4'

Friday, January 28, 2011

Two Moons

18" x 24"

I did this painting earlier this month for my sister in Nova Scotia after
I dreamt of two moons merging together in the night sky.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Current/Upcoming Exhibitions!

Over the next couple of months I'll be participating in a few group exhibitions here in Toronto. I hope that you can make it to the opening receptions to enjoy the art, food, drinks and company!

Here are the times/places:

*Salon V

Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (Queen West)

January 12th-30th

Opening reception: Thurs. Jan. 13th, 7-10 p.m.

*Everything Will Be Alright. Right?

Function 13 Gallery (Kensington Market)

Opening reception: Fri. Feb. 11th, 6-11 p.m.


*Figure No. 1

OCADU Student Gallery

February 16th-March 12th

Opening reception: Thurs. Feb. 17th, 6-8 p.m.


*Abstract Implications

Steam Whistle Gallery

March 2nd-March 31st

Opening reception: Wed. March 2nd, 7-11 p.m.


Litho Heaven

I've been working on my first litho with print/painting-based artist Eric Euler ( So far, we've only done the first of three layers. The finished piece will be a part of the Rock N Roll III - A Celebration of Stone Lithography group exhibition in April (gallery TBA) organized by Eric Euler. The exhibition will tour in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC. :)

So far...

Encaustic Adventures!

I wanted to show a few pieces that I made last semester in Nicole Collins' class "Process as Art: Meaning of Materials". For all three projects, I worked with encaustic sculpturally and 2-Dimensionally. It was my first time working in encaustic and I encountered many challenges and frustrations. I had to relinquish my need to control the outcome and "follow the paint". Once I was able to let go, each piece proved to be an exciting collaboration between me and the medium.

For this piece, I made a wire mesh armature and brushed melted wax over the wire until it built up this wart-like surface. I loved that it evolved into this weird, conch-like creature. I haven't taken photos of the finished piece yet.

This is a 3.5 x 5 foot encaustic on panel. Since it was my first encaustic painting I wanted to explore all that the medium could do. I experimented with dripping wax, melting it with a heat gun, scraping it away and smoothing the surface with an iron. All of these methods created such amazingly different textures! It is also my first blue painting, which is pretty exciting.

For this piece, I found a beautiful piece of bark in High Park and made a silicone mold of it. I cast the mold in wax in an attempt to create "bruised flesh". Sadly, this piece got destroyed over the holidays but I'm glad that I got a chance to document it before its untimely death!

I'm back!

Well, it's been far too long since this blog has been updated. But I'm back into the swing of things and I'll be updating regularly, so keep in touch. I'll start by thanking everyone who was able to make it to the opening reception of the Salon V group exhibition at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts on Jan. 13th. It was such an amazing turn out and I was fortunate to meet and discuss the art with many of the other artists.

For those of you who didn't make it, I have a painting in the show until January 30th, 2011. Drop by if you're in the Queen West neighborhood :)

Here are some pictures from the opening reception: