Whenever I’m asked what made me pursue painting, what my inspiration was on a particular piece, or how I decide what I’m going to paint next, I usually answer with a few details about a specific colour palette that intrigued me, a specific quality of light that challenged me, or a specific somber toned, afroed artist painting happy trees on PBS that motivated me. But the simpler truth is that I like art. I think it’s that base enjoyment that got me started painting and what keeps me going. From the highs of a successful show to the lows of a struggling economy, painting never gets dull.
Art and Entertainment
I consider myself most fortunate to be able to call Fernie my home and to have parents that are deeply rooted here as well. I cannot thank them enough for raising me in such a great home surrounded by a fantastic and beautiful environment so rich in history. Growing up in Fernie, I never felt the need to be elsewhere and understood that this town played a big part in who I was.
Inline with our Green Edition, photographers were asked to submit photos representing an interaction between nature and man-made objects. These two were our favourites!
Wind turbines are a perfect example of Mother Nature and Man working together to create usable energy. In this image, Alex Paquin shares the same powerful wind to create seriously fun times kite boarding. Symbiosis at its finest.
Photo by Lisa Dawn Gover
My major craving in life is creativity: yours, theirs, mine. I find myself constantly marveling at how amazingly resourceful and inventive people are. I have a passion for the handmade, in particular repurposed, restyled, recycled creations. My obsession is creating something new out of something destined-to-be thrown away, giving a found item a different and unexpected use. I am a seamstress by trade. My main medium is textiles. Every day I recreate to make new, whether through alterations and repairs or through my own design and creation.