Having grown up in the countryside, I was allowed a lot of time to daydream and grow an appreciation for all things Western. From this, my work tends to be surreal or whimsical along with a common theme of cowboys. I could honestly design cowboys all day if allowed to! Storytelling is also huge for me, and I adore inserting narrative into my art. Recently I have been living in an eccentric and colourful neighbourhood in Calgary which has only inspired me further in creating lively environments. In terms of techniques, I push texture and saturated colour into my illustrations constantly. I love working digitally but having my art appear traditional, so texture really helps with that. Overall, my work reflects my passion for fantastical places and characters. At AUArts I am an illustration student working through my fifth year and am aiming to graduate in the spring of 2022.