Western & Wildlife
I am an elected member of the International Guild of Realism, a member of American Women Artists and was featured in an 11 page spread in International Artist Magazine (winter 2015). In 2018, I had the fortunate opportunity to study with wildlife master painter Mort Solberg (in Texas) & award winning artist Jill Soukup (at Zapata Ranch in Colorado). I move between oil, watercolour and pencil choosing the medium based on the type of language I want to use to express my subject matter - collected from my travels to Mexico and Santa Fe and Mid-Western America and of course Canada, which I call home.
Growing up on a farm, studying, drawing and working closely with animals was and continues to be an endless source of inspiration. The curve of a neckline, the earned trust and knowing found in the eye of living creatures, the magical exchange between the human encounter and a wild or domestic beast; that feeling is what I am after. For me, the movement, accuracy of anatomy and texture of fur are important details in honouring the uniqueness of each animal. I enjoy the juxtaposition and contemporary play of expressive lines and splatter as background support to the subject matter in question.
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