Born in Montreal, Canada in 1974, I have called Winnipeg home since 1982. Influenced by my father and one of my
older brothers I began teaching myself photography in the early 1990’s using film; later changing to digital SLR photography to stay current with the times. My Photography- which focuses on the richness, depth and moods of landscape- clearly shows my concern for the abandoned, marginalized, unmanicured, and broken elements within that landscape. I see strength and beauty in places, where many would simply overlook.
Last August (2017) I completed a six month residency program at Artbeat Studio, expanding my creative outlets. I have taken classes in oil painting, online mixed media classes, and self-taught myself the ancient Turkish art of Ebru (or marbling). Additionally, I do “pours” using acrylic paints mixed with other mediums (including resin) onto various substrates to create abstract works, landscapes, and mineral-like pieces. These techniques are freeing because of their innate natural flow which allows for only partial control over the results.