I discovered printmaking at the Dundarave Print Workshop on Vancouver's Granville Island, over 20 years ago. One etching class and I was hooked. My architectural training taught me to observe and to translate ideas onto paper. Printmaking is another creative medium that allows me to do that - but on a much smaller and more intimate scale. I especially enjoy exploring light and depth through blind embossing.
From those first classes in Vancouver to more study at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, I have sought out as much formal training as I could find to learn etching and block printing techniques. I am still learning, with every block and every print. What I love most about printmaking is that there are many different ways to create an image - etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, collagraphs - and each one will be very different.
My very first etching was of a building - of course! The inspiration for my artwork comes from many different sources, including Celtic design, my garden, and the decorative stencils and furniture of Scottish Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. My company is named after the small but hardy evergreens that grow along the coast of Newfoundland, my home province in Canada - another important source for my work.
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