Early in my career an acquaintance approached me and asked me to paint him three different traditional Chinese dresses on 3 different women. I thought he was crazy! I had never done anything like that before and had no idea how to do it. He gave me six months to learn to body paint and after the first shoot I had discovered a new passion and also realized a lot about my talents.
For the next couple of years I worked with my photographer Alix Broadway to produce enough paintings to publish our first body painting calendar and open my first art show and exhibit, Naked, an experience for the senses. It was an exhibit of playful pieces based on childhood whims and inspiration. Through this process I grew as an artist and as an individual in ways that I never dreamed possible.
After the art show I worked with the Calgary Fringe Festival producing paintings for the festival as well as teaching work shops to promote body painting to other artists in Calgary. These days body painting is always a part of my work. Whether it be Halloween makeup, creative projects, or even just paying more attention to the body in photo shoots.