For as long as I can remember I have had a fascination with spaces. I was born and raised on the Saskatchewan prairies where wide open spaces were my playground. Vast fields, abandoned buildings and scrap metal piles were a haven that fostered curiosity and adventure. I was captivated by spaces that drew me into their mysterious narratives, developing a curiosity for the people who once occupied them, always mindful of the sense of their absence. This curiosity that once fuelled adventure as a child now informs my creative practice causing me to consider how spaces are activated by our being or lack thereof.
I moved away from the Saskatchewan prairies to Alberta where I obtain a visual communications diploma from Medicine Hat College. I worked as a production artist and graphic designer in Edmonton before pursuing full time opportunities, showing and selling artwork and mentoring those curious about creativity. Volunteering with community groups has become a meaningful way of sharpening my visual language as I observe how people attach meaning to objects and places within private and public spaces. Recently I have continued creative studies at the University of Alberta working toward completing a Bachelors of Fine Art degree in spring 2017.