artist | conservationist | lover of all things wild
I was born in Alberta, Canada in 1991, and began drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. It wasn't until after receiving my Bachelor of Arts in 2014, and beginning a career in conservation though, that I began to invest serious time and effort to my parallel career as an artist.
I have a deep love for natural landscapes, nature, and wildlife. They have managed to capture my obsessive interest my entire life. I seem to become embarrassingly animated at the site of an ordinary American robin. For me, my drawing is a powerful expression of this fascination, and allows me to show others what I see in these beautiful animals.
I have experimented in many mediums but ultimately came back to the tool I started out with: graphite pencils. Although I enjoy working with coloured pencils, I naturally gravitate towards grayscale. In such a reductionist style, I find the resulting piece of artwork achieves an unparalleled raw and powerful quality.
“...we do not own these woods. They own us.”
― Timothy Goodwin