I graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in Drawing & Painting, and University of Toronto with a Masters of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education. I’ve done workshops in encaustic, photography and professional skills such as financial planning for artists.I’m a visual artist using encaustic, oil painting, drawing and photography.I’ve been making art since graduating OCAD U in 2016 (but have been creating things since I was a kid: always drawing and painting!) I can’t stop making things it seems! Most of my work explores ideas related to nature, science and psychology. My series Traces considers ideas related to ancestral memory, and my newest work, The Small Self, is about 'awe,' that sense we experience when in the presence of something vast, intimidating, beautiful and sometimes even terrifying.I’ve been an encaustic painter for about 7 years now. Encaustic is a 2000-year old painting technique using melted beeswax mixed with pigment. The coloured wax is heated, applied with a brush or other tool to a surface, and ‘burned in’ (lightly fused) with a torch, heat gun or iron. Encaustic is a perfect medium to explore ideas in psychology: layers of wax can obscure or illuminate; it preserves but can also be excavated (like memory); and it can capture something as rare and fleeting as moments of awe. It always excites me when viewers tell me what they see in my work; usually, I’m expressing ideas related to memory, or patterns in nature, or a phenomenon that intrigues me. And also, I’m trying to create work that is beautiful, or otherwise captivating in some way if I can.I won a scholarship when I was at OCAD U, an Honorable Mention at Artwalk in the Square in Toronto. I do take commissions and am looking forward to offering workshops in 2024. Yes, my work is for sale and I love when pieces find their forever home. My work can be viewed/purchased via my website, by reaching out through Instagram, or at any of the shows I do throughout the year. I’m also part of the Schoolhouse Artists Collective at the Elora Centre for the Arts where visitors can come see our working studio and gallery (and where work is for sale).I also sell prints, notecards.In addition to KWSA, I’m a member of ArtsPay (now GRACe) and the Schoolhouse Artists Collective (Elora Centre for the Arts).I was in Artist Project in 2020 and hope to do that fair again in a few years.