A couple of years after the advent of the new millennium, I set aside my writing pen, picked up a paintbrush and since that moment have preferred this medium for self-expression and creativity. Through brush strokes on the canvas, I endeavour to convey my feelings of seeing the beauty in the simple things around me. I seem to have a preference for items that most people pass by without a second glance; things that are often old and have fallen into decay (much like myself!), the aged patina of blistered paint and skewed structures, furrows in a field, a line of laundry. My loose, free flowing style leans toward the abstract but still has a clear story to tell. A certified yoga instructor, I strive to invoke my reverence for life into my art. A lifelong resident of Grey County, I draw from the area's plethora of everyday miracles. I find being an artist - the written not so much as the visual - is a life of solitude and being given the opportunity to share my work is a way to attempt to connect with others. It's an opening of the doors to my soul and initiating an invitation to my personal world. I am most happiest when I am creating.