I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where I received my first recognition as an artist in the form of a merit award, with exhibition at the Calgary Convention Centre, of a drawing I created in grade one! I was involved in one form of art or another starting at an early age up through high school, from performing arts, to music, to visual arts - but went on to choose a career in drafting; receiving a certificate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. While my artistic creativity was secondary to my career for many years, recently I have been fortunate enough to spend most of my time devoted to creating original artwork. I attended Red Deer College Series Summer Art School for four consecutive years where I developed a multitude of artistic skills derived from instruction and experimentation of different techniques. My passion for painting abstract lies in its unstructured and ambiguous nature, a pleasant shift from drafting, where strict organization and precision are required. My inspiration is most often process driven rather than from actual events, scenes or objects. I love to just turn up the music and explore the possibilities!
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