I was born and raised on the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad, and after graduating from the University of Western Ontario I enjoyed a decade long career in the oil and gas industry as a Geophysicist.
Now having made Toronto my permanent home, I’m fulfilling my passion as a full time artist, based at Walnut Studios. I’m registered with Vibe Arts for Children and Youth as a volunteer for their art programs and I’m officially registered as an ongoing partner with Make A Wish Canada.
I’ve always been excited by the possibilities of art and believe that creativity is the very essence of our growth as an individual. I see the canvas as a medium for translating my ideas and passion into something others find captivating and engaging.
My process starts with the Scientist in me, mixing 90% oils with other materials to create a unique medium that I apply to the canvas using tools, but never paintbrushes. With use of tools I play with various degrees of friction.
As a Geophysicist, I see the canvas as the first layer in the Earth’s subsurface as I bring the oils to life, creating and integrating textures. This layering process builds depth, fluidity and movement bringing harmony into my pieces.
The deposition of non-uniform layers, movement of layers amongst one another and visibility of unique findings “anomalies” all draw parallels between Earth Science and our lives as we grow.
Sometimes including white pigments into my process, I alter opacity, transparency, tints and saturation, balancing these attributes to create art that imparts knowledge, opens minds, challenges thinking and enhances ideas.
Within the last 3 years, I’ve built a successful art career. An impressive client list, a commission process and continue to have sold out shows. I thoroughly enjoy working directly with my clients and sharing more about my process, and my voice as an Artist.