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Broken Leaves
Embracing National Identity & Imperfection

Broken Leaves Collection

This new series of "Broken Leaves" reference a symbol of national identity, the imperfect maple leaf, in vibrant oil paintings with a stark white background. Inspired by childhood memories of finding the perfect red maple leaf on crisp fall days, the artist was compelled to capture that moment when nature seems to be on fire, offering us one last brilliant display before a season of deep change. Finding that "perfect" leaf is an impossible journey. In fact, there's beauty in imperfections, cracks and holes. The artist isolates the leaf, brings forth its imperfections and celebrates our national identity, embracing our flawed past, looking to a hopeful future. The leaf will grow again, into something new.



Encaustic and portraiture

Train series - Exploring movement and the passage of time

After art school, I constantly painted, explored themes and imagery that were very linked to my life stage - discovering my place and looking at movement in my art. I often used encaustic and oils to paint trains or landscapes seen through the window of a train. I often went back and forth from city to city, with no clear notion of home and this inspired what I painted. It is often said that the railrod system built modern Canada, shaping our connections and creating accessibility for goods and trade. In our modern world, goods are highly commoditized and trains are packed with merchandise coming from the far reaches of the world. These paintings reflect on how our consumption impacts our landscape.