Artist Statement + CV

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Artist Statement:

I express personal moments of meditating in natural environments by painting abstracted landscapes in vivid colour. I first explore a location (such as the Rocky Mountains), then I practice yoga to physically soak in the landscape, and end my on-site experience with photography to reference for sketching. My compositions and colour pallets are formed while meditating during the original outdoor adventure as well as during my time painting at the studio. The combination of my love for the outdoors, yoga, and art has resulted in my unique painting process.

I have traveled and fallen in love with much of the world, but nothing compares to how grounding and mesmerizing I find the Rocky Mountains. When I explore these elevations, I am captivated by the vibrancy of the land and the physical challenge of exploring the often-steep terrain. I enjoy sharing these moments with others by communicating in vivid colour, abstract shapes and confident mark making.

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CV

Education+Training+Awards:

2019   |   RBC Emerging Visual Artists  |  Selected for mentorship and a 2020 exhibition   |   Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2018   |   Visual Arts Studio Certificate (Painting) |   NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2018 |   Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems Certificate  |   NSCC, Nova Scotia, Canada

2017 |   Alexander Murray Mackay Scholarship | NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Canada

2015 |   200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification | Yoga Passage, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012   |   Business Administration Bachelors (Marketing Major, Fine Arts Minor)   | Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scoatia, Canada

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Exhibitions:

2019

AIR – Alberta Society of Artists |  Juried Group Show

Location: AGA (Art Gallery of Alberta) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

LARGE Works – Alberta Society of Artists |  Juried Group Show

Location: ARTPOINT– Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

2018

AIR – Alberta Society of Artists |  Juried Group Show

Location: Central Public Library – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

NSCAD University Grad Show |  Juried Group Show  |

Location: Anna Leonowens Gallery – Halifax , Nova Scotia, Canada

 

SPARK: Student Painting Exhibition   |  Juried Gallery Show

Location: Teichert Gallery – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

The Dalhousie Law Art Auction |  Group Show  |

Location: Schulich School of Law – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Artist Talk for exhibition: COASTIES   |   Group Artist Talk  |

Location: Anna Leonowens Gallery – Halifax , Nova Scotia, Canada

 

COASTIES   |   Group Exhibition  |   Liaison & Event Marketer

Location: Anna Leonowens Gallery – Halifax , Nova Scotia, Canada

 

2017

The Déjà Vu Couch Show  |  Group Exhibition |   Liaison & Event Marketer

Location: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

The Dalhousie Law Art Auction |  Group Show  |

Location: Schulich School of Law – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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*Photo by Lauren Boutilier