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I was born and raised in Canada, and now make my home near Asheville, NC, USA.  My work is primarily figurative, with strong narrative elements.  I work mainly in oil and graphite.  My current primary focus is Mnemosyne, an ongoing project inspired by Greek myth.

My goal is the object of beauty, but that goal is achieved through complete engagement in process, and neither is worthwhile without meaning and intention.  I seek to talk about the ordinary with the language of story, to arrest with exquisite imagery and surface quality, and communicate deeper truths about my world and self.