For as long as I can remember I have had a strong interest in the visual arts. Over the years I have taken classes in water colour, acrylic and sum-i painting as well as figure, landscape and architectural drawing. In 2009 I graduated from Niagara College with a diploma in Graphic Design Production – Art and Design Fundamentals which gave me a strong foundation of colour and design theory that I continue to use and build on.
I also have a strong interest in people, behaviours, and motivations. This lead me to pursue these subjects educationally as well. In 2010 I graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology. I tend to view projects and situations from multiple angles, seeing things in a different way than others might, and I like to explore why and what people see differently when looking at things.
In 2012 I joined the Professional Photographers of Canada as a way to further my interest and career in photography. Since joining the PPOC I have received accreditation in 3 categories (newborn, fine art/photo decor, and botanical), had numerous images accepted into Provincial and National Image Salons and won awards for my fine art and experimental images at the Provincial level.
For me, the creative aspect of photography starts after the image has been taken. It is then that I am able to infuse the image with emotional and creative content. Using traditional and unconventional techniques, I work with a sense of purpose and at least a general idea of what the final outcome might be. However, it is my subconscious that has the final say. My current work focuses on macro photography, heavy image manipulation and exploring peoples reactions to unconventional imagery.