Originally from Ontario, Hayley studied fine art at the Ontario College of Art & Design. Toronto's culturally rich metropolis, although inexhaustibly energetic, left a void in her style. She migrated west lured first by the ocean to Tofino and later by the mountains to Golden, British Columbia. In these flourishing landscapes, Hayley developed a voice synchronized to the natural aesthetics of the world. Currently residing in Calgary, Alberta, Hayley works part time in the theatrical industry as well as pursuing her own artistic career.
Hayley’s most influential discoveries as an artist were made exploring the beautiful and vast wilderness of Western Canada. In these inspiring settings she became vividly aware of some peculiar connections. A glance at nature reveals an overwhelming diversity. However, it turns out patterns and forms are repeated and the immense variety that nature creates emerges from the workings and reworking’s of only a few formal themes. Hayley often emulates these patterns of tree roots, veins, grains, and intestine-like meanders.
Common in all her work, is the use of bold colour. Hayley has an undeniable and inescapable attraction to saturated colour. Fascinated by the beauty, mystery & behaviours of animals, the appearance of intriguing creatures is common in her works.
Continuously exploring new processes, techniques, and mediums, Hayley aims not only for her pieces to be aesthetically pleasing, but also to draw attention to the beautiful details in life that are sometimes overlooked.