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.
Inspired by the charm and simplicity of the colourful houses in my neighbourhood, my creations capture the texture of Maritime communities in a detailed, yet utilitarian, way.
I often 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.
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 and equality for girls around the globe.
Support for Feed Nova Scotia - a portion of profits from the sale of greeting cards & prints shared as a monthly donation.
Starting in 2022 I will donate 10% of profits from the sale of greeting cards & prints to Tree Canada - helping to green rural & urban communities across Canada
purchasing my artwork.
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.