I’m an artist at heart, and like most artists, I’m intensely curious about the world. This led me to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. I began my career designing cars by day and feeding my soul by night at the Toronto School of Art.
But 17 years in I found myself in a global marketing position for an aerospace company, with intense and exciting, but all-consuming work. There was very little time left over for family (we now have two little girls!), and especially not for art. I was at a point in my career where no matter what role I took, it would consume my conscious hours – and more.
So I took a leap. In 2017 I incorporated and started an engineering consulting business, where I spend less than half my time. The other half is spent with my kids, my new art students (thank you, #youknowwhoyouare!), and my paint brushes.
It’s a scary thing, moving from a stable income to significant risk. But it feels right. A friend once told me that alignment = happiness, and I think she nailed it.
Join me on this journey, and I hope I can share with you some of the delightful things I find in art, some tips from my studio, and maybe even inspire you to follow your own inner wizard.
Yours in paint – and now words, too!
Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada