The Artist As Visionary / Acrylic on Canvas / 2016

 

About

 

Hi! I am artist, arts educator, film producer and arts administrator.

My visionary art hangs in collections across Canada, Mexico and the US. I have exhibited in over 30 venues from The Canadian Consulate in San Miguel Allende Mexico, and The Edward Day Gallery to The Atlanta Georgia Folk Festival and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. 

I have taught creative arts at summer camps, across many years at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario, through the Eastern Townships and Limestone School Board, at McGill and Bishop’s University, Quebec's Heritage Home drug and alcohol rehab centre and more. I run the Knowlton Summer Art Camp for Kids and lead art workshops for diverse populations, adults, children and seniors.  

My company Elevator Films produces documentary films on subjects such as Laughter (Laughology, 2010), Stupidity (2003), Gay Marriage (Escape to Canada, 2004) and Precognitive Dreaming (Seeing 911, 2010). These films have been broadcast on Discovery Channel, CBC, CTV, Channel 4 in the UK, and The IFC among others. You can see me starring in the Trailervision Truvie “The Weatherman” and shorts such as Psyche!, Clap On Friends and Corporate King Fu. 

Currently the Audience Engagement Coordinator at Queen's University's Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, I am working with students and the community to create new opportunities for engagement. The Community Engagement Coordinator of Kingston’s Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning from July 2014 - July 2017, I was responsible for the successful engagement of more than 45,000 visitors to the Tett in it’s first three years of operation. 

As for education, I have a teachers degree from Queen’s University in the B.Ed ACE “Artist in Community Education” degree program. A BFA in Studio Arts form Concordia University, a Certificate of Human Psychology from Bishop’s University and in 2014 interned at the renowned  Lincoln Centre Education. I have studied Earth Medicine with Liddy Flewelling, Dreaming with Robert Moss and Visionary Art with Alex and Allyson Grey, attending the invitation only visionary intensive at COSM in 2016.  I found my first creative family as a Senior Singer with The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede and since then have been the lead singer in a number of bands in Montreal, Kingston and Toronto.

Living a life of true creativity, I fully support the transformative and healing power of the arts for individuals and communities.