I am a self-taught artist whose interest in art began rather organically after the onset of illness several years ago. After leaving a career in health care due to chronic illness and disability, I also developed a more general interest in the many intersections between arts and health.
Although my art is influenced by many aspects of my identity and background, chronic illness and disability have had the greatest influence on my creative work – both in terms of content and process (a very concrete example being that I do much of my work from bed).
My main forms of creative expression are visual art and writing. Specific areas of interests include mixed media, collage, comics, creative nonfiction, and memoir. Although I tend to work spontaneously and intuitively, I usually rework a piece many times until it ‘feels’ right.
Chronic physical and mental health challenges have resulted in fluctuating levels of productivity. Over the past 15 years, I’ve invested a great deal into various creative endeavours. This site is a sort of inventory of these projects, many of which were shelved prematurely. I am hoping to revive some of these works-in-progress and follow them through to completion.