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I am a self-taught mixed media artist who finds inspiration in everything around me. My youth was spent in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada surrounded by a family of artists and musicians. I enjoy connecting with nature through art, writing and photography and moved to Cambridge, Ontario with my husband in early 2017. I love experimenting with new art techniques that enhance light, shadow and texture bringing ideas to life. My pieces often begin with traditional mediums; become digital abstractions through computer manipulation of my photographs and then result in an entirely new piece of art far from the original conception. My enthusiasm is in the creative process itself as I discover new ways to engage my artistic curiosity and I enjoy sharing the often-surprising results. I'm excited by all the possibilities of beginning to work in encaustic using MPO and pan pastels. I live my life always striving to stay inspired!