Hi, thanks for visiting AVD-CREATIVE. I'm an artist based on the west coast of Canada. Every day I am inspired by the nature that surrounds me, the times of great change we are living in, and the people I meet when I walk my dog. 

 

I love the challenge of exploring new subject matter, and using my skills to communicate a message in creative ways. Recently I have been experimenting with making my own inks from natural materials collected near where I live, such as acorns, berries, sumac and mushrooms (see chicken). 

 

I acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. I am thankful to be learning about the culture, traditions and values of these communities who's land I am priviledged to live within. I gain a lot of inspiration from the work being done locally and across the country by indigenous leaders who are standing up to care for their people and protect the land for future generations. Thank you for setting a good example. 

 

Over the years I have had the opportunity to sell my work around the world, and collaborate with such clients as The NFB, The Royal BC Museum, Walrus, Reader's Digest, The Boston Globe and many others. I am currently interested in partnering with progressive initiatives that are seeking visuals that inspire, whether it's to illustrate a great story, support an ecological initiative, promote an ethical businesses, or brighten up a space with original art. I'm excited to hear about your project!

 

Please drop me a line if you'd like to chat further at hello@avd-creative.com. Keep in touch by signing up to my newsletter using the link below, where I send the odd update on my various projects, art for sale, etc.