The Creepy and unusual are my elements of inspiration.

The forgotten scene from a movie, the lonely kid in the crowd, the old man in the window, the strange face in the dark.

The mundane made mad, the traditional turned twisted are the scenes I portray.

I paint the beauty in the darkness, I find the light in the shadow.

Born in Montreal, I studied the Fine Arts at Dawson College as a mean of perfecting my skills to become a special effects make-up artist. After graduation I started working in the media industry for a few years and when my first child was born, I took some time off from the make-up world to concentrate on my paintings.

My work has been shown in galleries throughout North America and Europe including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Colorado, California and Ponte de Lima, Portugal. I am currently exhibited in Montreal as well as in private collections in Canada and Scotland.

I am presently studying in the Art Education program at Concordia University and when I’m not painting or working on new projects, I put on my art instructor’s hat and teach art classes to college students.

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