About me

I am an artist based in Vancouver BC, and my paintings mostly focus on the urban environment. My style is playful and narrative, using humour and colour as a way to reflect on the community we live in. I like to tell a story with my artwork, and to communicate a message with imagery that is beautiful and vibrant.

By day, my job as a Texture Artist for VFX is to take reference photos from film sets or cities and project them onto digital backgrounds in 3D.  This work has taught me to compose visually interesting environments, and I spend a lot of time looking at bricks and stones. 

I paint in my east side art studio on Williams & Clark.  I love riding my bike to the most colourful corners of the city and painting local culture and characters.  Every year I open my studio doors during the East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver's most popular a visual arts festival.

 

photo by Greg Massie

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Urban Frontiers, Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers BC

2017 MEMES- a tribute to the internet, Gallery1988, Los Angeles CA

2017 STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver BC

2016 East Side Culture Crawl, "Urban Frontiers", William Clark Studios, Vancouver BC

2016 Lunarfest feature artist, Vancouver Art Gallery & Toronto Harbourfront Center

2015 East Side Culture Crawl, "Bicycle Portraits", William Clark Studios, Vancouver BC

2015 Portraits of Brief Encounters, This Open Space, Vancouver BC

2015 Tribute to John Hughes, Feature Artist, Hot Art Wet City Vancouver BC

2015 David Suzuki, "Drowning in a Sea of Predictions", Hot Art Wet City Vancouver BC

2014 East Side Culture Crawl, "Animal Kingdom Without Borders", William Clark Studios, Vancouver BC

2014 Revenge of the Art Show, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver BC

2010 Bill You Marry Me, The Toast Collective, The Fall Gallery, Vancouver BC

2010 The Eastside Culture Crawl, The Arc Studio, Vancouver BC

2010 Seven Deadly Sins, Group show at Beverly Owens Project, Toronto ON

2009 The Eastside Culture Crawl, Parker Street Studio Exhibition, Vancouver BC

2009 The Wee Show, Group Show at Box Studios, Vancouver BC

2008 The Velvet Show, Avenue for the Arts Collective, Havana Gallery, Vancouver BC

 

Links to Articles

Monkey Business at Lunarfest 2016, Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, Feb 14, 2016

Art Show Recaptures John Hughes 80's Glory, Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight, June 3, 2015

SAD MAG- Issue 20/21 High School, Jan 2016

Interview with Hot Art Wet City, Chris Bentzen, Dec 2012

Sketching it Sexy, Adrian Mack,  Georgia Straight, Nov 5, 2009

Peacock, Sheila, CBC Culture Days, Sept 2011