My love of art began in my father’s studio, sitting across the table with a box of crayons while he painted. I was lucky enough to attend Bealart during high school thus furthering my curiosity and understanding in visual art. I continued my studies at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) graduating in 2014 with a major in Film and minor in Art History. My work has been exhibited locally through Bealart, the Art Exchange’s Miniature Show, and group shows at the Landon Library Group and the Westland Gallery. I continue to explore my passion through a variety of media.
“Artsy Wine” is a collage piece that incorporates weaving, lino cuts, letter type and ink drawing. Like many artists, I have always had a hard time pin pointing what kind of art is my own. I like my pieces to illustrate a story or theme; one I continually use is the relationship between humans and animals. “Artsy Wine” features a woman surrounded by three different animals. The cow is a source of food, the horse is a means of transportation, and the zebra provides entertainment, as seen in zoos or on safari. “Artsy Wine” is a label that shows how fun art can be while exploring a more serious theme.