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14 years ago I came across a pile of old letters, written in the mid 1800′s. I was fascinated with the beauty of the penmanship and began to copy the style of writing using my pencil, at school. I switched to ballpoint pen a few years later, but it was only when I discovered the original pens used for this form… Read More
14 years ago I came across a pile of old letters, written in the mid 1800′s. I was fascinated with the beauty of the penmanship and began to copy the style of writing using my pencil, at school. I switched to ballpoint pen a few years later, but it was only when I discovered the original pens used for this form of writing, wooden pen-holders with tiny metal nibs, that my writing began to flourish.

I’ve developed my own, unique style of calligraphy based on penmanship styles from the past few centuries. Over the years I have, casually, honed my skills while writing countless pieces of correspondence by hand. I am inspired by the tools of the trade; all of my work is done on an antique cherry and birdseye-maple work table, dating back to the 1820′s. On this table sits my antique rosewood writing slope – a box which opens up to reveal all the necessary accoutrements I require; nibs, ink, paper and sealing wax, all stored in the various compartments inside.

My pen and ink work transitioned into chalk lettering two years ago, in Toronto, when I stumbled upon the realization that chalkboards across the city looked pretty mediocre. Since then, I've been expanding my portfolio of chalk work with projects for clients in restaurants, cafes, ad agencies, and retail ventures. Read Less
Member since: Apr 5, 2013