While I have always had a passion for traditional art and design, my first career path actually lead me to advertising. Newly graduated from the Ontario College of Arts, I began working for multiple publishers, printers, and ad agencies, while also taking on the role of “in-house artist” at select businesses. I enjoyed being a designer and illustrator, but as my career advanced, drawing slowly faded from the forefront with my focus shifting to a steady pay-cheque rather than doing what I loved.
On vacation one summer, I decided to explore the option of Freelance Design, hoping that I’d be able to get back to creating the kind of art I love. I quit my full-time job, and acquired a few projects, signalling that another phase of my life was just beginning.
Slowly, the work went from design and assembly, to illustration. This is when I began my true passion project: commissioned pet portraits. This type of work feels like it’s not really work, but an extension of myself. It truly is the most rewarding experience. It allows me to be ever changing, and evolves my career into something of great passion and fulfillment.
I invite you to come join me on my creative journey, as we work together to create unique pieces for you and your precious animals to adore.
Visit my shop to find other pieces inspired by my commissions, such as tote bags, carry pouches, pillows and mugs. Each uniquely designed and inspired by everyday animals.
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