dea lives and paints on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Coast Salish Nations, specifically in Esquimalt BC, as a result of her white, colonizer family heritage. She shares a small but robust home with her partner, their two children and a reasonable number of animals. dea has always had a deep need to paint and do art things. She primarily likes to paint bright, large and lively images, with many dark lines and a slightly skewed perspective to give her work a stylized-illustrative quality. However, she is also keen to turn her labour-of-love, pen and ink comic into a reality.