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I am an artist, wildlife photographer, and naturalist/grizzly bear guide living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in Vancouver and experiencing the sunshine coast, I fell in love with the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Having always been fascinated with animals, my passion developed into an exploration to connect with nature and find solace in the fundamentals of coastal life.

My photographic focus stems from a particular interest in raptors and marine mammals. When I’m not out photographing, I spend much of my time working with birds of prey at the Pacific Northwest Raptors Centre in Duncan, educating the public and working to promote wildlife conservation efforts. Having also worked for some Vancouver Island whale watching companies, I became enthralled with the local populations of whales. I studied at Simon Fraser University, and have a Bachelor of Arts degree with an extended minor in Fine Arts and minor in English. With a combined focus of Art, English and Photography, my hopes are to help educate and create a greater awareness for our endangered wild surroundings and its inhabitants. I intend on continuing my photographic pursuits while supplementing my art with the inspiration that comes from chance encounters with magnificent animals.

I do commissioned works including photography, acrylic and watercolour paintings, collage, sculpture and design. Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries about my work or in regards to commissioning an artwork.

June 2016, Canadian Geographic Magazine, 'In A Snap' page

June 2016, Canadian Geographic Magazine, 'In A Snap' page

May 2017, Special Publication, 150 Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos, pg. 73

May 2017, Special Publication, 150 Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos, pg. 73