Over the past few years, I have been so fortunate to work with some truly amazing clients. These projects range from commissioned paintings and illustrations, public speaking & workshops, murals and other forms of public art.
Weekends in the Studio in November - Art Windsor-Essex
I'm very excited to be hosting weekly workshops this November 2023 at Art Windsor-Essex! More info to come!
Sport in Essex Mural Restoration Project - Town of Essex
I've teamed up once again with Artist David Creed on another challenging and exciting project. We are currently in the process of working on a mural restoration for the Town of Essex. We visited a total of 4 murals which are all showing extensive signs of age. After presenting our findings, the Town of Essex selected The "Sports in Essex" mural located on the exterior of the Essex Centre Sports Complex. This mural is almost a quarter of a century old and is a local "sports hall of fame" featuring great athletes and coaches from the area. Unfortunately, the panels are in the advanced stages of deterioration with large portions of the paint completely peeled off. Over the past few months I have been working on the complete redraw of the over 70 portraits featured in this mural. The new mural will be printed on an extremely durable, weather resistant paneling and will be installed in late fall 2023.
Meditative Arts Workshops at House of Sophrosyne
In 2022, I was commissioned by Art Windsor-Essex and The House of Sophrosyne to come in for one of their 5 week cohorts to lead the women in addicition recovery through the creation of a mural. During that time, I decided to also offer weekly intuitive art workshops. I knew that all 20 of the women in that group would not be able to paint the mural at the same time, so I created 5 unique workshops in which I shared some basic mixed media techniques that would give them the opportunity to tap into their creativity. These went so well, that in December of 2022 I was called upon again by The House of Sophrosyne to come back in and lead a Christmas craft workshop. Around that time, I found out that they were working on applying for a grant to help facilitate hiring me on for at least a year so that I could come and share some of the different meditative techniques I had for the previous two groups of women. I received the call in early 2023 that they had received the grant and offered me a 2 year contract to come in and lead an arts therapy workshop once every cohort. I began my contract at the beginning of May 2023. It has been such an amazing experience meeting so many inspiring woman and teaching them some powerful skills for creative expression.
Expressive Intuitive Art - Creativity Workshop at Sho Art, Spirit and Performance
I decided that it was about time that I start offering workshops publicly. Over the past two years, I have had the amazing opportunity to offer workshops for corporate clients. These are always so fun, but they also are suited more to what my clients are hoping to share with their clients. For quite some time I have felt called to share my intuitive process to help inspire people to tap into their own beautiful creativity. In this workshop, I created a variety of atmospheres using video projection and music. Additionally, I brought in a wide range of different arts materials for my participants to choose. My best friend, Carolyn Yakopich, Founder of Soul Awakening School is an outstanding Spiritual Coach. I brought her in to lead a very powerful meditation portion. It was so wonderful! She lead us through breathwork, tone work, and even dancing! To say she assisted in opening everyone up to their creative juices would be a huge understatement! I had many attendees tell me afterward how awesome the meditation portion was and how much it helped them get into creative flow.
After the meditation, I lead my 15 participants on a journey through different techniques and mediums. I encouraged them to let go of their need to make something pretty, and surrender to the process of creativity. At the end, I gave everyone a viewfinder and a mat to find the gold in their work. Everyone had such a wonderful time. I will definitely be offering more workshops like this in the future!
Art Create Learn Magazine - Cover Art Contest - 3rd Place
Over the past 2 years, a wonderful new magazine called Art Create Learn has really been making a huge impact in the Windsor-Essex County area. I have had the honour of having my work featured in a total of 4 magazines so far. This fall, Art Create Learn hosted the Fall Cover Art Contest. I was so honoured to have placed 3rd with my piece "Together We Create New Earth". My piece will be featured on the inside back cover of the magazine this Fall. All of the entries for the show were included in a wonderful show at Art Speak Gallery (Arts Council Windsor & Region). My piece was a digital painting which I had printed on canvas and mounted on board. I then repurposed an old frame that was given to me by my mom, Sylvia (it felt right as the theme of the contest was all about preserving the environment and the celebration of the beauty of Windsor-Essex County). The show was packed and featured such amazing work. I felt very humbled to have placed third amongst such outstanding work!