Using a steamroller in an open-air summer event, a team of 12 artists created woodblocks on full sheets of MDF board that were inked and printed.
My paintings, prints and murals explore life within the contemporary urban landscape. I have been influenced by my involvement in the community, and in the desire to reveal its numerous sides. The shifting dynamics of the street is a collage of images and encounters that are both edgy and full of primal vitality. I am interested in the qualities and dynamics of the modern, ever-changing streetscape. I move between the mediums of woodcut, monoprint, mixed media painting and acrylics. Each infuses the other with possibilities, providing springboards for new directions. Public murals are both solo and collaborative. I have been influenced both by the muralists of Mexico's past, as well as by contemporary community-based muralism in the United States and elsewhere. Collaborative process develops community expressions of shared striving for a sense of place.
Murals include Radius, Through the Eye of the Raven, Walls of Change, River of Crows, Summer City Street and Community Walls/Community Voices. I received the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Community Public Art in 2008, and in 2013 The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. I live and work in Strathcona, East Vancouver. Works are available through the galleries listed in the 'contact' section, or I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Curated by Celia Duthie and Nicholas Hunt of the Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island, Touch Wood is a landmark exhibition by prominent B.C. artists.
Working on a new mural for the Community Arts of White Rock, at Centennial Recreation and Arts. This piece will be complete by the end of June, with an inauguration to follow.