Angela was born in British Columbia, Canada, and comes from a multi-generational family of passionate artists. She started drawing as a child and completed her first commissioned portrait at 15. After 12 years of corporate experience as a Graphic Artist and Art Director for companies like Costco, RealNetworks and Garrigan Lyman, Angela started painting full-time. Subjects in her work are outlined with bright, modern colors. These colors are chosen to enhance the setting and tell an emotional story. Angela makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.
Her work has been exhibited in shows throughout the Western United States and Canada. She is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, and a participating member of Artist Connect, Eastside Association of Fine Artists, Mukilteo Arts Guild, and SeattleArtists.com. Angela is currently represented by Hanson Scott Gallery in Seattle and Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA.
Paintings are much more than simply a likeness, they are an opportunity to capture a moment. I am drawn to painting the portrait, as I enjoy the passive and active roles I can have in people's lives while painting them. I tend to treat all my studio work like a portrait, cropping in close. Whatever the subject matter, my first step is to achieve a good drawing. Value, light, and colour are strong elements in all my work, with composition an important factor as well. I try to paint the world as I see it, or as I would like to see it.