about.

Inspired by the charm and simplicity of the colourful houses in my neighbourhood, my more recent creations capture the texture of Maritime communities in a detailed, yet utilitarian, way.

My art, a form of collage mastered over many years of thoughtful practice, involves taking tiny paper cut-outs from magazines and gluing them onto wood panels. It is a slow and deliberate process that provides a sense of calm and relaxation, forcing me to truly be in the moment. I believe that giving myself time to be still and to focus on the creation at hand can be a healing and strengthening process similar to meditation.

I turn to the houses within a short walking distance of my North End Halifax home in Nova Scotia for inspiration. Full of energy and colour, my artwork attempts capture the feeling of a neighbourhood walk showcasing the vibrancy and uniqueness of the place I call home.

In addition to original artwork, I also sell greeting cards and prints. They can be purchased from my online shop or from Inkwell Handmade Modern Boutique, a lovely local Halifax retailer. Original pieces are for sale at Argyle Fine Art
 

I also take on commissioned work periodically, so please contact me directly for related inquiries.


social responsibility (the good stuff).

  • original paper collage made from previously-loved magazines (giving printed material a second life)
     

  • cards and prints on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper containing recycled fibre
     

  • a percentage of profits donated to Plan International Canada (striving to advance children's rights & equality for girls around the globe)

 
 

contact.

Please reach out if you're interested in wholesale purchases, commissioned paper collage artwork or even just to say 'hi'. Thank you for your interest!

  • AC Paper Collage

Follow me on Instagram @ac_paper_collage for recent highlights, posts and inspirations!

Contact me for commission inquiries, wholesale purchases or even just to say hi.

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