The focus of my programs while attending Sheridan and ACAD was the fundamentals of design, interpretive illustration and visual communications. The fundamentals of art are the skills required to make great art, interpretive illustration is flexible, being more expressive than technical and visual communications is about communicating abstract ideas through imagery and text, making them relatable and understandable.
Through the many types of illustration and art courses I participated in I was exposed to a great variety of techniques and mediums (which of course I’m not showing here; you’ll have to explore my portfolio to see other samples). I’m as much a crafter as I am an illustrator. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolour and am confident with ink, lead, pastels and other assorted drawing mediums. Plus, I have hands-on experience in print making, paper crafts and textile arts.
I like to think I have an adventurous spirit and love creative challenges. Besides being framed and hung on a wall, my art has been published in and on the cover of books, has appeared on sidewalks and walls – inside and out, as tattoos and as assorted gift wear from greeting cards to t-shirts, from poker chips to… well, on lots of things.
Sheridan College of Animation & Design (Interpretive Illustration), Oakville ON, 2000-03
Alberta College of Art & Design (Visual Communications), Calgary AB, 1997-99
Grande Prairie Regional College (Majored in Bio & Chem), Grande Prairie AB, 1990-92
Grande Prairie Composite High School, Grad of 88