Around age 10 my grandpa showed me how to paint with watercolours. He was a watercolour artist and a teacher, and was very patient with me. He showed me how to blend colours and use water and gravity to help make beautiful skies and snowy landscapes. I liked the element of chance that occurred every time with a medium you can’t always control.
I come from a family of creators – creators of music, food, art, photography, and craft. They have always been very supportive of my creative pursuits.
Ted Harrison – for his big skies and stratas of colour.
Germaine Arnaktauyok – for her ability to tell stories with my favourite medium – printmaking
Joyce Majisky – for her endless creative energy and interpretation of Northern landscapes
Investigations of the Northern landscape by investigating layers of what you can see, and what you can’t see
I have been a member of BAM! since its inception and love working with the mission of collaboratively combining music, storytelling and painting. The Northern Sights project allowed us to explore the concept of working in the round to allow our work to be filmed in 360 for the first time, and work with multiple musicians who we have not worked with before! I’m excited to see the results
Art in which the audience can participate
If you make something you don’t like, tear it up and make something new out of it.
That the NWT can be a place where people who want to pursue their creative passion would be supported, encouraged and enhanced by other artists, residents, schools and governments.
I would partner with a lichen specialist. I love the idea of combining science and art to communicate.
I’m currently on a year of Maternity leave, so if I could dedicate even a small portion of the next year to working on the dozens of unfinished projects in my studio, I would consider that a success!