New Canadian Landscape Series (in oils)

It feels so good to be out of my creative-rut. Although now I am being challenged in new ways. You may have read my last blog “Revival of the Arts” where I share my first (real) attempt with oil painting. Since then, I have started a new collection of 5 Canadian Landscapes (or 8 ifContinue reading “New Canadian Landscape Series (in oils)”

Jasper vs. Banff

    What a difference three years can make in the evolution of an artist. Both of these paintings are Alberta’s Rocky Mountains in the summer. The first one is Jasper (2015), the second one is Banff (2018). These will be hanging side by side at the Trent Hills Public Library in Campbellford from MayContinue reading “Jasper vs. Banff”

The Invitation

Sometimes, as an artist, as soon as you see something, you know you need to paint it. In November 2016 I was walking towards “The Hoodoos” but it wasn’t them that had gotten my attention- it was off in the distance, in the smooth cream coloured rolling rocks, it looked like a woman walking intoContinue reading “The Invitation”

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Since July my painting “Earth Energy” has been hanging in the gallery hall at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg. I consider this a community piece, as half of the proceeds will be donated between the hospital and the art committee. This acrylic painting will be hanging in the hall named “Sumac Street” until mid-December. It isContinue reading “Northumberland Hills Hospital”

Art & Community

So much has been going on in my art-life. In one week “Earth & Sky” happens. Other then varnishing, I’m pretty prepared for the show. The 3 new paintings are complete and will be for sale, plus 1 large one (Sacred Landscape) will be at the show incomplete and not for sale.   There willContinue reading “Art & Community”

Sacred Sundays

Lately my weekends have been consumed by art. No complaints here! Between custom pieces and preparing for the upcoming art show (July 30th), I have my hands full. I consider my weekends sacred, and use my time quite deliberately. However, last night I found myself alone on a Saturday night, not quite ready to paintContinue reading “Sacred Sundays”

Earth & Sky

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 30th! Jennifer Trefiak and I will be hosting our art show “Earth & Sky” 12:30 – 4:30pm in Port Hope (St.Mark’s Church). Since the first Jasper Series has been completed, I’ve started a second one. This one focuses more on the magic of the sky spirits. Of course, theContinue reading “Earth & Sky”

Sailboats and Shenanigans

This long weekend has proven to be pretty productive for creating! I finished custom order #3 (below)… …and began custom order #4 (rough outline and paint dabs below)… I am literally waiting for paint to dry as I write. The custom pup is a 30″x40″ canvas, which I’ve laid out the background on. I’ve preppedContinue reading “Sailboats and Shenanigans”

The Jasper Journey

The Jasper (art) Journey continues… After meeting with my art-bestie Jennifer Trefiak this week, it became clear to me that despite already hosting “Two Days In Jasper” this journey is far from over. When I hosted the original show, I chose only 7 images to paint, out of hundreds of photos. Out of the 7 paintings,Continue reading “The Jasper Journey”

Greeted | Entering Jasper National Park

In August 2015, I took a trip to Jasper, Alberta, Canada. This trip changed my life dramatically, but more then anything else it changed the direction of my art. The photo above is one of the mountains on the left side of the highway, that gradually grew more majestic as we drove west. My sweetContinue reading “Greeted | Entering Jasper National Park”