Hello! I am a visual artist living on BC’s Sunshine Coast in the traditional territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Nation. The natural world, particularly the wild areas of British Columbia, has always been my primary inspiration. I got my start through landscape painting, with plenty of creative detours and experimentation in imagery, mediums and techniques. My most recent work could best be described as a fusion of abstraction, folk art and landscape, brought together to further explore this land and its flora, fauna and natural features.
I grew up on the West Vancouver side of Howe Sound, then spent the next dozen years working/playing/studying/teaching in three regions of British Columbia, Greece and the UK, eventually settling back in the Vancouver area. During these years I mostly worked as a teacher in the public school system. I didn’t start painting again until 18 years after receiving a BFA in Visual Art from the University of Victoria. Since then I have had a varied career, exhibiting my work in public and commercial spaces in both British Columbia and farther afield. I moved to Gibsons in 2015, returning to my Howe Sound roots.
Andrea & Coco on Wild Pacific Trail
Ucluelet, BC -- June 2022