I am a self-taught collage artist and writer based in Vancouver, BC. My foray into creative work began gradually after the onset of chronic illness. Although my initial focus was writing, visual art has been my focus since 2014; however, my collages frequently incorporate text in a variety of ways, including cut-up poetry.
I am innately drawn to the use of collage – the piecing together of disparate elements to form a new meaning and aesthetic. I create layered narratives that are dark and questioning. Though hinting at something deeper, meaning is expressed obliquely in my work through metaphor – and, at times, even humour – leaving room for interpretation by the viewer.
Since 2017, my art has been included in exhibitions in Canada, the US, and the UK. In 2022, I was a recipient of The Beaumont Studios’ Artist To Watch Award and a highly commended artist in the Contemporary Collage Magazine Awards. I will have my first solo show in April 2023.
I have recently returned to writing, while continuing to work on my visual art. I am working on a book that combines writing with collage drawings. In the past, my writing was published in literary journals and anthologies, and shortlisted in contests. I’ll be updating my site with more about my writing in the future.
I acknowledge with gratitude and respect that I reside on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.