Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up in a small town in Ontario, surrounded by nature, thanks to my parents who built our house in the middle of the woods. Both of my parents are creative people so I was always encouraged to draw and make things. Art became a significant part of my life from a young age.
When I turned 17, our family moved to England for a year, and I had the opportunity to take Art and Design and Art History A-Levels. This experience completely changed my perspective.
After I came back to Canada to finish high school I applied to Loughborough College of Art in Loughborough, England for a one year foundation course. The following year I applied and was accepted at Chelsea College of Art in London where I pursued my Bachelor of Fine Art over four years. I wanted to continue with a Masters, but the cost for overseas students made it impossible. Instead, I eventually moved to Edinburgh Scotland where I shared an art studio with friends from London.
After 12 years of living away, I returned to Canada. I felt lost and out of place initially but was fortunate to find a studio in Toronto which I still occupy today and where I continue my art practice.