8" x 10" without frame
Sale Price: $100.00 framed
Most of my work is inspired by the connection I have with my family's farm. The farm has been in the family for over 125 years. Capturing the union of the antique characteristics with the modern elements of a working farm gives me a clearer connection to the history of the people and their stories that left their mark behind for us to remember. This photo represents the blending of the new and the old occurring in rural Ontario today.
Water Colour and Pen
6" x 8" without frame
Sale Price: $145.00 framed
I was inspired to capture the essence of the barn that has been in our family for 125 years when it was recently passed down to its fourth generation. For Over the last 30 years the barn has sat vacant and was in a state of deterioration but has recently been renovated back into a working barn. My rendering of the barn is prior to the renovation and shows the beauty of age and decay that has been disappearing from Ontario's landscape. The vivid yet softness of water colour preserves the memory of the traditional family farm.
"Form follows function – that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."
-Frank Lloyd Wright
"God is in the details."
-Mies Van Der Rohe
The first four years of my life I spent on our family farm in St Joachim which has been in the family for over 125 years. The barn is a major influence in a lot of my work, it is patched together with bright orange, red and rust coloured tin. My great grandmother has fond memories of me sitting on a blanket in front of the barn with my pencils and paper drawing the farm. The next years of my life I grew up In Tilbury where I attended elementary school and High school in Chatham. Throughout my schooling I took the art classes offered and joined a few clubs. In the summer of 2006 I took a water colour class with Tim Dixon a local artist which expanded my interest in art classes. After High school I attended St Clair College in Windsor Majoring in Interior Design. Currently I am working at a Flooring store and developing my artistic skills. I have a love for all artistic outlets and I dip into a large variety of them on my spare time, from painting to photography, sewing, furniture design, screen printing, interior design and many more. I am a member of the Tilbury Culture Action Team (C.A.T.) which is an organization that is trying to bring together local artists and revive the culture in Tilbury / Chatham-Kent area.