Art Group of the Comox Valley
Izzy received technical art training, and experience, as a freelance Graphic Designer in Ottawa, Ontario. Eventually moving to Kingston, Ontario, where she met her husband and they had two kids. In 2006, they decided to take a leap of faith, and relocate their family to British Columbia, settling in the Comox Valley. After taking several years off from her art, and at the insistence of her husband and children, surrounded by extraordinary views in an artist community, she decided to pick up the paintbrush and see where her art would take her this time around.
In January 2013, a member of the Art Group of Comox Valley invited her to a meeting and she became a member of the group. The Art Group has expanded Izzy’s horizons into the art world here in the Valley at a slow and easy pace, and given her enough motivation to go a little further. Her pursuits led to an invitation from Wildlife Habitat Canada, for the 2015 Stamp Competition. Judging begins in January 2014.
Over the course of that first year, Izzy began experimenting with different mediums and her style. Due to a medical issue causing pain, her hands don’t always work the way they should and she had to find a way around this. She uses materials and mediums in unconventional ways. Her family and friends, her artistic training and photography background, living on Vancouver Island, and the meditative qualities released for Izzy when she works on a piece, brought her to 2014 and the realization that no matter how much time goes by, the artist is always there ready to share what they see without words. Izzy’s pieces mean something to her, and sharing that with others and creating conversations are what she hopes to achieve in the years ahead.
Beginning of a Journey
Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20"
Lilli on a Flower 1
Pencil & chalk, 8 x 11"
Bhetoven (One Eyed Ambassadore)
Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12"
Sunshine and Droplets
Solder Burn on wood/acrylic/ink
16.5 x 12.5 "
Solder burn/acrylic/ink, 34.5 x 17"
Charcoal on paper