ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was born and raised in Kimberley BC, on an acreage in what seemed like the middle of nowhere- the boonies. We had a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains, and a lot of land for a kid to explore. I was surrounded by forests, ponds, fields, and a wide assortment of local wild animals. Wildlife was a regular occurrence and mostly a welcome sight, with a few exceptions. I'm so grateful I was able to grow up surrounded by the wild and I base my art off the experience. Most of the animals I wood burn I've seen in person, and I hope to showcase the amazing and perhaps lesser known wildlife we have in BC. I'm currently located in Rossland, a few hours southwest of Kimberley but still in my beloved Kootenays.
Pyrography is a passion for me rather than a business, and I put a great deal of thought and care into each product. I'm very attached to each and every piece and sometimes I may hang on to them for months or years before I'm ready to part with them.
Below I've listed some FAQ's,
Please note I am not currently accepting custom orders, however I will take suggestions.
Thanks, I hope you enjoy my art.
HOW DO I BUY AN ORIGINAL WILDLIFE PIECE?
I will announce dates in which I release all the pieces I have available for sale on my page. These are all 'one of a kind' originals, and served on a first come first serve basis. I announce these dates on my instagram posts frequently as well as my website and Facebook, and they are usually every two months or so. Otherwise in the summer my work is available at select markets in the West Kootenay's.
DO YOU MAKE CUSTOM WILDLIFE PIECES? CAN I ORDER A CUSTOM PIECE?
I am currently closed for commissions with no plans to reopen.
I do not do Custom pieces, because I do not enjoy creating custom pieces.
I create this art for myself, from myself, and sell my creations to support doing what I enjoy.
Each piece I create comes from a place of inspiration that is immediately diminished as soon as it's not my idea or vision. for this reason I do not create for others or for profit via custom commissions.
My passion for the wildlife pyrography stems from having complete artistic freedom. Custom pieces have someone else's vision, not mine.
As well as the licensing involving reference photos used can get complicated.
CAN YOU DO *THIS* FOR ME??
No, I am closed indefinitely for commissions and custom orders.
HOW DO I ORDER A CUSTOM WILDLIFE PIECE?
I offer batch releases a few times a year, original pieces are available on a first come first serve basis.
Info on batch releases and the pieces that will be available are featured on my instagram account.
You can always leave a comment on instagram with suggestions on what you'd like to see as a subject :)
DO YOU DO PET PORTRAITS?
I am currently closed for portrairs.
Every now and then I open, but This will be announced via my instagram or facebook.
I may also Donate pet portraits to Local events and charities.
CAN YOU BURN HUMAN PORTRAITS?
Unfortunately no, I specialize in animals and pets or scenery.
WHAT KIND OF WOOD DO YOU USE?
I use birch mostly, cherry wood as well as maples and cedars.
I source my wood as locally as possible.
DO YOU TEACH PYROGRAPHY? CAN YOU TEACH ME?
DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM ORDERS?