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I create in many mediums; food, watercolour, acrylic, paper and ink, and graphic design. {though not at all at the same time}

I began painting with acrylics in 2000 while I was studying at Culinary school in Vermont. I enjoyed the freedom and emotions of abstract art. It was a stress reliever and a big change from my work as a chef. As a creative outlet, it ebbed and flowed over the years.

When I started my catering company in 2007, I began to explore graphic design. With a minimalist aesthetic, I played in that medium for my own business and eventually for clients. It also sparked my love of food photography. Playing with the styling and light was a new way to get creative with my food.

Watercolours sprang to life in the summer of 2015. Turning 40 does strange things to us but I felt a reawakening of creativity. Dresses began coming to life, gaining movement and texture the more that I played. My darling husband created an amazing studio space for me and the suddenly I was in full production.

I always say that I am a true Gemini, unable to be defined by one label, I will focus only on the two passions that have woven together over the years. Food and Art.

Pistache and Rose is located outside of Montreal, QC.

  • Joined: April 2015

Journal

Moving on and Backing up

I am back to where I began. While I still dabble in watercolours and calligraphy, acrylics have come back to me in full force. The texture and blending are so alluring to me that there was no real way to stay away for long. / I love being back at it and creating paintings full of movement and feeling. My dresses collection has been a fan favourite and I hope to expand it over the next few mon…
Posted about 3 years – Leave a comment

Inspired by

Since the Hashtag collection, I have been inspired by countless other artists. I have started to make pieces with that inspiration in mind. Today it hit me to take extreme close-ups of the some of the original calligraphy pieces that I have done to turn them into their own pieces. / The new collection Paper and Ink represents that inspiration and my own attempts to display my work creatively.
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

Hashtag Inspired By Series

I am working on series of Hashtag Calligraphy graphics based on people that I follow on Instagram. So far I have created several minimalist pieces. Of course not every hashtag will work and I am looking at adding color to the next set that I do but so far they have exceeded my expectations.
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment
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