paintings + drawings

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Ryan Gosling as Botticelli's Venus

digital painting


  • While painting this, I felt strangely masculine. Is this telling of the fact that an objectifying gaze is usually male? that in being the agent of the gaze rather than the object, I felt a sense of power that is not usually enjoyed by women? But, I mean, I’ve painted female nudes without triggering a second thought about my sexual identity. In fact, the objectification of women’s bodies is so ubiquitous and expected that it hardly inspires a second thought at all. Kind of troubling, now that I think about it. What does it really mean to be a woman?

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Ryan Gosling as Botticelli's Venus

digital painting

photoshop

Ryan Gosling as Botticelli's Venus

	    
	    
	
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Vancouver Backdrop, Toronto Life

digital painting


  • This painting is a fantasy amalgamation of the city I grew up in, and the city I choose to live in as an adult. I moved to Vancouver for its stunning natural beauty and easy access to awe-inspiring outdoor playgrounds, but my heart will always have a soft-spot for Toronto’s slushy streets and iconic red streetcars.

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Vancouver Backdrop, Toronto Life

digital painting

photoshop

Torcouver dreamscape