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The Story

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I am here because a series of small events over a lifetime have brought me to my purpose.

Born in Winnipeg, I was first introduced to painting at the age of eight when my Grandma started an oil painting class for the grand kids at the lake during summer break.

In High school, a skill that started with oils quickly grew into different mediums including pencil, watercolour, silk screening & sculpting. While still in college I was hired by a small media firm in Calgary and after graduating with “Student of the Year” honours, moved out west. That move was the inspiration for the very first journal, which has grown into an amazing collection of seventeen books, full of insight from people across the world.

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2009, in need of a change, I moved to New Zealand. With the books in tow, I started leading the inspired life I had always dreamed, and each day brought me closer to hearing the words that changed my life forever.

“Somewhere deep inside is the ticket to the ride of your life.”

After that everything made sense. The books opened, passion poured out, and in three months – eleven paintings. Ten years after this whole thing started I celebrated my 30th birthday with my very first exhibition. With the sale of the entire collection within the first week, it became very clear that I had found my purpose.

Since returning home, I have dedicated my life to sharing what I have learned from the books and the world around me by making these ideas more present in our day-to-day lives.

I hope my work acts as a friendly reminder to walk just a little bit taller.

Enjoy.

the Collection

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VINCENT 2017 | Archetype

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SELL 2017 | Archetype

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MAYA 2017 | Archetype

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FAMOUS 2017 | Archetype | SOLD

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LOVE 2017 | Archetype

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LENNON 2017 | Archetype

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LEAD 2017 | Archetype

GROWmain_2

GROW 2017 | Archetype | SOLD

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A SELFLESS PORTRAIT 2017 | Face Value

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GO 2017 | Archetype | SOLD

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JOBS 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

winfrey1-web

WINFREY 2016 | Face Value | Auctioned

kahlo1-web

KAHLO 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

taylor1-web

TAYLOR 2016 | Face Value | Auctioned

gaga1-web

GAGA 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

williams1-web

WILLIAMS 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

jackson1-web

JACKSON 2016 | Face Value | Auctioned

drake1-web

DRAKE 2016 | Face Value | Auctioned

ali1-web

ALI 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

watts1-web

WATTS 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

picasso1-web

PICASSO 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

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De NIRO 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

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DALI 2016 | Face Value

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BLONDIE 2016 | Face Value

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LINCOLN 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

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COBAIN 2016 | Face Value

gord1-web

GORD 2016 | Face Value | SOLD

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EINSTEIN 2016 | Face Value

CHANGE1-WEB

CHANGE 2016 | the Book | SOLD

ORIGINAL1-web

ORIGINAL 2016 | the Book

TOGETHER1-WEB

TOGETHER 2016 | the Book

AWESOME1-web

AWESOME 2016 | the Book | SOLD

CRAVE1-WEB

CRAVE 2016 | the Book | SOLD

WEIRD1-WEB

WEIRD 2016 | the Book | SOLD

GOOD1-WEB

GOOD 2016 | the Book | SOLD

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COURAGE 2016 | the Book | SOLD

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Motivation 2016 | the Book | SOLD

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Risk 2016 | the Book

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Nothin’ 2016 | the Book | Auctioned

MORE1-web

More 2016 | the Book | Auctioned

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Leaders 2016 | the Book | Auctioned

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Landlord 2016 | the Book | Auctioned

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Famous 2016 | the Book | Auctioned

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TIME 2016 | Functional art | SOLD

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Adventure 2015 | Functional Art | SOLD

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Fantastic 2015 | Functional Art | SOLD

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Greatness 2015 | Functional Art | SOLD

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WORLD 2015 | Functional Art

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Hustle 2015 | Words of Wisdom | SOLD

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Passion 2015 | Words of Wisdom | SOLD

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Now 2015 | Words of Wisdom | SOLD

The Book

The first book opened over fifteen years ago as a journal to document a summer adventure. As time passed, that book transformed into a sort of yearbook capturing strangers’ wisdom, humour and personal insights; random, honest and completely unique.

Since the first, sixteen more have been filled and this idea has grown into something more meaningful than I could have ever imagined.

It has become the major inspiration for my work, and I hope that these friendly reminders bring you as much happiness, humour and insight as they have me.

Rollover the circles to see some of what has been shared so far, and if the mood should strike, share something yourself using the contact form below. Who knows, you may have already.