I have always used art as a form of escape.
Although I've been educated in the biological sciences, creating art has been a part of who I am since as early as I can remember. I've always felt very comfortable and calm when holding a paintbrush in my hand or when sketching a drawing.
As a child I would spend hours sketching my favorite cartoon characters and soon this hobby developed into a passion for oil painting. I started making oil paintings in high school as an after school activity. Feeling the desire to learn more, I became a student of the extremely talented and kind artist Richard Morin at the Studio Couleur d'Art school in Montreal. For 5 years I followed his instruction, for which I am forever grateful, and was given the opportunity to participate in yearly art exhibitions.
I feel my best when I am painting colorful landscapes and flower/fruit still-life that inspire me with their natural beauty and take me into another world. Although I took an 8 year hiatus I have recently started oil painting again which has given me a whole new outlook on life and I plan to continue fulfilling this passion for as long as I can.