I’ve always said that if I won the lottery, I’d be a full-time artist and writer. So far that hasn’t happened, but I’m holding onto the dream – you never know! It’s been said that in Canada, I have a higher chance of getting hit by a bus than winning the lottery, so I’m okay with not experiencing that.
The arts have always been a large part of my identity, from writing short stories for magazines to playing the violin for personal enjoyment. As a child, I enjoyed drawing fantasy and RPG characters, and as I got older, I found that I had an affinity for life portraits. My first professional animal portrait came to be when a colleague saw my drawings online and asked if I would draw his recently passed golden retriever, Senator, and the rest is history.
I am mostly a self-taught artist, though I did attend some portrait drawing classes in college. I use charcoal and graphite mediums for most of my work, but I also tend to do mixed-medium portraits using charcoal, graphite, ink, and paints. My style has evolved a lot over the past few years, and I’m finding the transition into new styles to be exciting and rewarding.
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