Biography

                                                                                                                                                                             photo by  Matthew Landers

                                                                                                                                                                            photo by Matthew Landers

 
 

I was born and raised in southern Alberta, Canada. My interest in art and nature began at an early age, fostered by camping trips with my father and watercolouring with my mother. I pursued a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Victoria and then a BFA in art studio from the University of Lethbridge. I interned at the Smithsonian American Art Museum before moving to Puerto Rico, where I lived for 5 years. I now live in Alberta, where I continue to work as an artist while mothering two young children. 

My practice spans drawing, printmaking, and painting. I dabble in ceramics, photography, and installation. My work draws on my knowledge of the sciences, exploring ecology, landscape, and phenomenology. I also investigate aspects of Motherhood: the history, myths, residues, and labours. The influence of the environment on the self, and the intersections of biology and culture, are themes found throughout my work.