In my 30-year-long art career, I’ve been fortunate to work as a studio technician for many artists while maintaining my own artistic practice. The combination of working for myself and others has allowed me learn to work with many media and be influenced by artists from all over the world. Living here on the West Coast of Canada has greatly influenced my practice: from addressing politics and climate change, to studying bird extinctions, and to relating to the Northwest Coast art forms, both historical and modern.
Since 1989, I have worked for First Nations and Contemporary West Coast artists such as Bill Reid, Susan Point, James Hart, Ben Davidson, Don Yeomans. My primary work for these artists was the production of rubber moulds and castings in various materials and carving. I have worked for the Vancouver Art Gallery as a painter on the Michael Lin Mural Project, the Vancouver Film Industry as a sculptor and Props maker and as a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University and The Art Institute of Vancouver.