" Creativity for me is part of my life blood. It is both who I am and what I do."
I am a visual artist who resides in Saint John New Brunswick, a small town in the Canadian east coast. I love making unique and interesting portraits that tell a story, whether that be a retelling of a fairy tale or one of my own creation.
Even as a young girl I always looked for different ways to explore this creative energy that I held inside me. I was fortunate enough to publish a book of poetry in 1997, while still in high school, and had my first gallery showing with my paintings in 1999 during my 1st year at university. Since then I have turned my focus towards photography; over the last 20 years it gave me medium to tell more expansive stories. Using my skills as a story teller, crafter, and maker I dove into fairy tale worlds and never looked back.
I spent many years as a portrait and wedding photographer. I love meeting new people and participating in their happiest of events, and though this experience allowed me to expand my knowledge and skills, photographing for others never held the same spark as when I create my own stories and fine art. As of 2019 I have officially left the world of photographing family and wedding photography to concentrate on solely creating art in multiple forms of media.
Over the next year or so I am excited to continue to explore not only the craft of photography but also watercolour and acrylic painting.
To see my most recent explorations follow me on Instagram @fairybythesea