A Canadian artist who creates acrylic and watercolour paintings inspired by whatever she feels like painting.
Collection of Work
Canadian artist who creates acrylic and watercolour paintings inspired by whatever she feels like painting.
I have always needed to create.
Each piece I create is a one of a kind item. No two are ever really the same; kind of like snowflakes! I never know what will inspire me, it could be the view from a car or train window if I am travelling, an animal that comes into my backyard or it could be a topic I hear on the news that motivates me to paint something with the intention to bring awareness to others.
A couple of years ago, I started hearing and reading a lot of news stories about the issue of woman abuse, human trafficking, and women's rights. I decided that since it was Canada's 150th year of confederation I would make 150 individual maple leaf paintings. For every painting sold, a share of the profits went towards supporting our local shelter, London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC). By July 1st, I had sold out and was able to hand over a cheque to the LAWC.
It was so rewarding to use my love of creating in such a meaningful way!
Justin Trudeau, our Prime Minister has the 150th leaf along with a letter asking that our government make these issues a priority.
The 150 Maple Leaf initiative ignited a continued flame of creativity! Leaves are still created today, to continue the conversation. Alongside my leaves, I offer prints, which can be found in my Etsy Shop, commission pieces and workshops.