I am a self-taught artist who made numerous drawings as a child and enjoyed art classes in high school, but then lost touch with art for a while. I graduated from university in 2007 with a B.Sc. and worked in a business banking centre for two years before realizing that I was not cut out for an office job. I began volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation centre that treated sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, which inspired me to create coloured pencil drawings of birds and animals. In 2012, one of my drawings won the People's Choice Award in a Miniature Show at the Art Exchange in London, Ontario.
In 2014 I switched to watercolour painting. My very first watercolour was accepted into Paint Ontario in 2015, a juried show at the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend. Since then my work has been juried into Paint Ontario every year, as well as the London Artists' Studio Tour, a group show with the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and an exhibition at the Dyer Arts Center in Rochester, New York.
As of September 2018, I have transitioned from watercolour to acrylic painting, and I am working on building a portfolio of acrylics on canvas.