I am a creator by trade.  Since childhood I have always been drawn to the arts.  I studied Printmaking at the University of Calgary and graduated in 2007 with a BFA in studio art.  My work is influenced by my connection to the natural world.  I find peace and inspiration from being outdoors.  Many of my projects start with documenting natural processes through drawing and print, capturing details, reproducing patterns.  Paper is a medium that has always resonated with me and the repetitive nature of printmaking led me to develop a deep love of bookbinding.  I love using beautiful handmade papers, snapshots of the natural world, created slowly with care. Bookbinding and Printmaking are processes that take time, care and attention.  In a world that is so focused on quick and easy solutions I love the primitive quality of both of these two pursuits.  There are no short cuts only beautiful results.  Teaching brings me great fulfillment as I see people learn to create something with their own hands.  It inspires and renews me.

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