After finishing teacher’s college, I taught painting in some of Toronto’s hottest date spots for a few years. This all came to a sudden halt after a concussion and burn out resulted in short-term memory loss.
During my recovery, I found it hard to do the simplest tasks - reading for example, hurt my head. Although the ‘brain fog’ made me feel tired all the time ('My brain is tired,’ became a very physical thing) and concentrating was taxing, it also made me question my worth and I became very bored and frustrated. It was in this time that I decided to paint therapeutically as a form of expression, to give my dream a real shot.
So I started sharing my work on Instagram and eventually launched a website and shop. This turned out to be a life-changing moment leading to new friendships and surprises in bringing delight through my art.
Find out more about my story and art here.