Abstract and Colours

Two pieces I finished the other night. After a long (tiring) day, I settled in at my studio and without any intent, began painting. I did not know what colours I wanted to work with, or how my flow was going to go. Started with a base colour of Thalo Green and I just started painting.

Sometimes that’s what we need to do. No intention, just the room to let creativity work itself onto the canvas.

I’m very happy with how these two pieces turned out, and it’s was the best and most relaxing way to finish up my day.

Prussian blue, Unbleached white, Titanium white
Thalo green, Cadmium orange, Medium yellow, Thalo blue, Titanium white

Studio

Finally giving my studio a much needed refresh. New writing desk, new work table and chairs are making things so much more inviting. The space is feeling really good so I wanted to share a pic as I switch things up. As I get everything in its place, I’ll post up more pics.

This place is where all my creativity comes together and I’m so happy to share this with everyone.

New work table and vintage chair

Drifting

Memories always drifting through my mind.

I love how film and video work is my main outlet for creative expression. Whether straightforward documentary-style or video collage, the medium has always been a great source of satisfaction as an artist.

Originally shot as vacation video, I’m reworking the footage to create a short that captures the fading and degrading memories we hold close. Places and people that were sharp and clear, are now blended and lost in a dull hum that spreads through the back of my mind.

Learning Curve

Finally got my hands on a Dji Pro RSC 2, and I’m having a lot of fun with it. It handles so well, and the shots are SO smooth. I’m still practicing and learning with it, but so far all the footage looks mint. I’m also glad that my husband Bren is willing to be my stand-in *heart*

Cameron

I sat down with Cameron Denby, Marimba | Percussionist to document his creative process as a performer. We had a great afternoon talking about art and how we interact with people through our medium, and I was able to capture a very cool and intimate performance.

I always enjoy working with other artists and talking about why we do what we love. Cameron was genuine and so talented, I am always grateful for this kind of collaboration and the chance to document an artistic process.

My Winnipeg

Winnipeg is a place I call home, and always a source of creative inspiration. From the train yards to the city skyline, I am always downtown and walking my familiar routes. I snapped these photos and layered them together, taking what is familiar to me and creating something that is unfamiliar…metal blends into metal and the skyline melts into itself.

Train Yard
Winnipeg Skyline
Arlington Bridge
Fence

Black And White

The city feels so much better in black and white. Love the contrast of light and dark and how surface textures seem to pop. With our current restrictions, I’ve been living downtown lately and spending lots of time at my studio. I always try to snap as many pics as I can, so here’s a few.

Downtown Winnipeg
Exchange District alley
Heritage building
Exchange District
Studio building interior
My studio space
Beer and fire escapes are the perfect combo.

From Above

Over laying footage is so satisfying, inverting and pairing images can lead you to visual places that are familiar and obscure. This footage was shot at the end of winter, and these white snow covered spaces bring me back into the season. I looped audio of a poem about winter into the clip and I think it pairs so well.

The Bicycle

Downtown Winnipeg on an overcast spring day, watching a friend bike home through streets of the Exchange District. The city felt alive and I was thankful I could catch this little moment from the fire escape of my studio building.