Being raised on the coast of Vancouver Island, I spent most of my time outdoors. I have had many opportunities to travel and explore by sea much of the coastline of North America mostly by sail in which I developed a deep connection and admiration for this coast. The rugged shores, ocean swells, hardy forest fringes, mountain vistas, starry nights, dynamic daily changes in light and weather, secluded beaches… a rugged, yet fragile landscape makes up the environment I call home. My mediums of choice are pen & ink, watercolour, acrylic and digital. I am known for my stylized fine line work, organic colour palette, and capturing the unique personality of the west coast in the wildlife, ocean and landscapes. Whether it be on paper, canvas, apparel, surfboards or walls, I aspire to bring the outdoors home as I believe time in nature soothes the soul. People protect what they love and I want to use my art as a way to connect people with the environment, and therefore remind people of the importance of its protection. I works as an independent artist, illustrator & graphic designer on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Having lived on the water for so many years, I love collaborating with businesses and organizations that think bigger than just themselves. I have worked with companies, organizations and outdoor brands such as Patagonia, Buff, HSBC, BC Ferries, Nature’s Path Organic Foods, Canadian Surfing Association, Relais & Chateaux’s The Wickaninnish Inn, amongst others. My largest accomplishment thus far are three limited edition commemorative coins designed exclusively for the Royal Canadian Mint in 2019 and 2022.
I am an illustrator and artist and work in a broad range of mediums depending on the project - pen and ink, watercolour, digital, and acrylic on surfboards. For the festival I will have a variety of prints and art cards (and small items such as pins and decals), as well as original art including painted surfboards and hats... all in a west coast theme. I will also give away colouring poster to kids.