A little about me.....
"After moving to Elora, Ontario, I could never have imagined my life changing in such a creative way. Prior to moving to Elora I pursued art through many avenues: murals, lifecasting, a children's art studio, and private commissions.
Today I enjoy expressing my creative side at the Elora Home Hardware, where I am currently, the Floor Manager, Merchandiser, while also the Owner of my personal business, Art 120. Both have opened the doors to meet so many incredible people, as well as being able to enjoy a historical town that I am proud to call home.
After graduating from the University of Guelph with my Bachelor of Fine Arts, I attended Sheridan College. There I received my Interior Design Diploma, and then decided to move back to England to pursue job opportunities, and travel. It didn't take long to find a great job heading up the Northern England Division for Renaissance Kitchens. I had the opportunity to design custom fitted kitchens, and bedrooms. When I managed to have some free time I enjoyed travelling. Living in Conisbrough, Doncaster with family allowed me to truly enjoy this experience, and opened the doors to travel to Egypt, Paris, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and London.
After almost two years I decided to move back, and focus on my family, and art, in Cambridge, Ontario.
It was time to open my own art studio!
Mini Monets Art Studio offered classes for children 15 months to 14 years. I developed a Sensory Art Program for children with, and without special needs. Sensory centres, and art projects were developed to stimulate the senses while enjoying a creative experience. Art History and Fine Art Techniques were the focus at Mini Monets. Classes were offered in Watercolour, Acrylic painting, Pastels, and Drawing. Children were encouraged to think outside the box!
This was also a great opportunity to enjoy my many passions. I was commissioned to create custom Wall Murals for commercial, and residential clients, Lifecasts, and Pregnancy Belly Casts.
In 2014, I closed the studio and made the move to Elora, Ontario!
I soon after started working at the Elora Home Hardware as the Buyer, and Merchandiser. I decided to open my own business, Art 120 in 2015 to gather people together for fun, and create art in a relaxed atmosphere.
Today I am married to my best friend, Andrew, we enjoy 2 incredible children, Evan and Alissa.
I am currently the Floor Manager at the Elora Home Hardware and owner of Art 120. Get some friends together, raise money for a fundraiser, team build in a creative way, or spend some time with that special someone! Art 120 offers private events for up to 40 people, and will travel to you.
It has been quite a ride! I feel blessed to be surrounded by truly incredible people, and look forward to life in Elora, and the future of Art 120. Being able to create happiness in others through art, is truly an amazing experience!