In 2020 I began working in relief printing and it quickly took over the majority of my art practice. I have three main bodies of work in development: a collection of Saskatchewan bird portraits, boreal forest scenes, and narrative/symbolic works featuring crows and other birds.

Recent Work: “Inhale” and “Exhale”

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Saskatchewan Birds

A collection of small bird portraits. Below are a few from this series. Measuring 6×8″ to 8×8″ they mark some of my first endeavours in linocut printmaking. While most of my works are larger now, every so often I add another print too this collection. These prints can be found in store in Saskatoon at Wild Birds Unlimited or Dandelion Framing and Gallery, as well as on my Etsy shop.

Forest Prints

My childhood was shared between Saskatchewan’s northern forests and southern prairies. Forest trails, tree lines at the edge of town, and boreal landscapes run deep in my heart and come out in my linocut prints in different ways.

At times, my works reflect on human impact of the land, such as after a forest fire. Fires are a part of the natural forest life cycle but are increasing disproportionately as global warming increases.

Another set of prints working with forest landscape are “Treeline” and “In Passing.” These are made with either printmaking alone or printmaking mixed with watercolour to create the impression of returning to the same place daily while the skies continually change. A sense of permanence mixed with the passing of time.

The mixed media below is one of many prints created from my “Treeline” blocks

Narrative/Symbolic Works

As I process my own memories, growth, trauma and healing, these themes creep into my work. In these prints, I find myself reaching for ways to use birds and other images of the natural world to speak about human experiences, emotions, and psychology.