Encaustics

I've been working with encaustics for over a year now and am only now starting to feel comfortable painting with the wax. I've worked with beeswax in the past just because I love the smell and texture of it. In the encautstic process the wax is mixed with damar resin...

A History in Layers is now in Habit on Pandora

Habit is the perfect place for my lightboxes! The photos were all shot in the area and the brick wall  provides an atmospheric backdrop. Go enjoy a fantastic cup of joe and have a look, 522 Pandora. Thanks Shane.  

New Works

  On Thursday I hung some art up on the walls of the Midwives Collective on Yates. I'm very happy with the way they look in there. You can go and have a boo any time Monday-Thursday at 1120 Yates Street.  

New works going up on November 29th

  I will be installing some new work on November 29th at the Midwives Collective, 1120 Yates . I am very excited to show here because the space is gorgeous with plenty of natural light. On top of that the women that work there are amazing.  This show is about...

Involucral Bract

Artichokes are beautiful and weird, not to mention tasty. They grow to be 6.5 feet high and grow year round in Victoria. One day I found an artichoke that had been cut down a few weeks before. It had started flowering in the compost. The outside was completely dead...

Lot 658 East Johnson

Lower Johnson Street housed the 'other' side of Victoria, dividing it from the 'Olde English' style that the city was perceived. No garden parties or cricket in the "Old Town".  The other side of the tracks consisted of...

Lot 175 old town

Johnson Street was originally a ravine which allowed water drainage to flow from town into the harbour. This ravine divided the occidental new immigrants and the oriental. Because the end of the ravine was where much of...

Lot 437 Pandora

Did you know that this area of Pandora was the beginning of China town?  Between 1850 and 1880 there was a row of wooden shacks housing the first Chinese community in Victoria.  Between 1880 and 1900 the Chinese land owners started replacing the wood shacks with...

Lot 198 Commercial Lane

The huge influx of people when the gold rush started in 1858 caused a rushed panic of new buildings.  Fort Victoria was a small population in l853 of 450 Europeans and 700 of the Lekwammen people. It is estimated that...