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)



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

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

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