My work documents the metamorphosis of cluttered urban spaces. Recreated as illustrative ink and acrylic paintings on wood, the work memorializes the ongoing transformation of familiar locales, often overlooked in our daily routines. It celebrates crumbly detritus, dumpsters, graffiti and discarded objects. Current work focuses on the ongoing demolition of the decommissioned St. Catharines General Hospital, which sat abandoned for six years.

My paintings integrate complex ink lines with excessive layers of bright acrylic, harmoniously blending spontaneous puddles with detailed structure. These techniques, fuelled by the narrative between human and place, results in unique work that elevates typically drab spaces while celebrating its history and relationship with the surrounding urban landscape.

I was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario and received my BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 2008. Here I focused on developing a unique style that integrated ink drawing and acrylic painting. In 2009 I received a postgrad certificate in New Media Design from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. The combination of traditional and digital creative techniques led to the unique work that I began producing in 2010.

After graduation, I spent seven years documenting the gentrifying and rapidly evolving alleyways and industrial spaces of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A wealth of crumbling brick, wiry cables and overwhelming clutter, these environments fuelled a generous series of urban landscape paintings.

In 2018 I returned to my hometown of St. Catharines, where I continue to develop new work and exhibitions based on industry and detritus in and around the Niagara Region including St. Catharines, Hamilton and Toronto. Embracing the notion of revisiting familiar environments from my childhood, I currently strive to inject my work into as many local exhibitions and festivals as possible, while celebrating the changes to the urban landscape that I continue to discover.