Profile

I am a highly motivated multi-disciplinary artist (classically trained and self guided) who has built a brand and career aligned with values important to me: honesty, integrity, and vulnerability.

Previous career experience in marketing, design, and media as a young adult granted a wide range of competitive skillsets which I still use today. 

 

I desire to understand the braid of media, art, and purpose in our human experience.

 

Holding privilege as a tattoo artist has helped me understand therapeutic art and it's value in society.  I will expand this by further developing a fine art background, and seek to pursue projects which achieve my knowledge in this area (ex, murals at Dance Code Studio in Calgary, AB and The Allium restaurant in Calgary AB currently underway)

Career

Marketing Coordinator - Shaw Cablesystems May 2007 - May 2011

Data Group of Companies - Project Coordinator May 2011 - Sept 2011

Amaya - Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer Jan 2012 - July 2012

Alberta Infrastructure - Project Administrator July 2012 - Sept 2013

Event, Product and People Photography - Ashlaworx Inc Jan 2009 - Current

Painter, Illustrator, Designer - Ashlaworx Inc Jan 2009 - Current

Tattoo Apprenticeship - Wise Guys Tattoo Mar 2013 - Mar 2014

Tattoo Artist - Atticus Tattoo Mar 2014 - July 2014

Tattoo Artist - Human Kanvas July 2014 - Jan 2017

Tattoo Artist - Smilin’ Buddha Mar 2017 - Current

 

Guest Artist Features between 2014-2020:

FY Ink - Toronto ON

Handcrafted Tattoo - Edmonton AB

Black Swan Tattoo - Gibsons BC

House of Doberman - Toronto ON

Tattoo Conventions between 2014 - 2020:

Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival

Saskatoon Tattoo Expo

Lethbridge “Windy City” Tattoo Convention

Victoria Tattoo Expo

Kelowna "OK Tattoo" Show

Exhibitions

Lumbotomy, A Group Show - The White Lodge Gallery Oct 25 - 27 2013

  • Ink portrait on wood panel, prisma marker and gold foil

Feral, A Group Show - The White Lodge Gallery April 4 - 6 2014

  • “Gazelle Throws Wedding Cake” 17x25 acrylic painting (sold)

Wildlife - BLVCK WVLF COLLECTIVE (co-produced with Fortune Circus) Feb 28 - Mar 2 2015

  • “Eye See You” series of 5 6x6 paintings (sold)

Under $100 Art Show - Art Spot Calgary Dec 8 - 11 2016

  • “Whatever” blue bic pen, pencil crayon, prisma marker (sold)

  • “King Louis XIV” silver pencil crayon on black paper (sold)

  • “Halp!”ink and watercolour (sold)

Commissions

Kevin Weekes, retired NHL Goaltender (Carolina Hurricanes) Nov 2016

  • Kevin and his partner requested my services to complete a 28x40 mechanical

pencil drawing on bristol paper, based on the theme “strength and visualization

of a life-altering milestone”

Honours

Lethbridge “Windy City” Tattoo Convention Sept 2015

  • Second Place Small Colour - Realism peony

Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival Oct 2016

  • Best Small Black & Grey - Realism wolf portrait with geometry and smoke

Published Articles

Pretty and Inked - Tattoo Artist Profile May 14 2015

  • Cover page feature in both print and online publication