Forty-One is Fun

August 25, 2020, I turned 41 years old; and I must say, despite this pandemic, it has already started off better than last years 40th! I felt like 40 was going to be a turning point for me, but instead of it being the positive one I envisioned, it turned out to be a mildlyContinue reading “Forty-One is Fun”

Who Inspires You?

In June 2017, I saw the O’Keeffe exhibit at the AGO, in Toronto. It blew my mind. She was never an artist I related to, or was really very familiar with. I always associated her with big flower paintings, that were of very little interest to me. However, when I saw this exhibit, of herContinue reading “Who Inspires You?”

Keep On Truckin’

  What a strange time, in the calm before a potential storm, of this covid-19 pandemic. How are you spending your time, as the world around us (at least in Canada) slows down? I am trying to do as little as possible, and avoid as many people as possible. A lot of this is beyondContinue reading “Keep On Truckin’”

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)”

Winter Brilliance

  After a grey and moody September, October, November, and December; it seems the new year has lightened up and brought us a bit of sun and snow. I always find this time of year to be so magical – winter light just has the best glow. Sunrises and sunsets, crisp starlit nights; and wowContinue reading “Winter Brilliance”

New Adventures

It seems like I have been in a bit of a creative “lull”… not much painting has been happening, but let me assure you it’s not due to lack of inspiration. It’s just a few new ideas I am transitioning into… planning my trip to Iceland (tons of paperwork involved in that), prepping for theContinue reading “New Adventures”

Cobourg August Art

HOME First of all, I have to note I am SO happy the big show is over and I have some time to take a break from actual painting (but don’t worry the ideas are still flowing!), and focus a bit more on the business end of things. Thank you to everyone who came outContinue reading “Cobourg August Art”

Home

Today I was up early to paint, and managed to get a few more layers down on some pieces. This series “home” has been a fascinating learning curve for me. I’m watching my style change slightly, as I focus more on boldness and precision. I have really enjoyed working on landscapes so close to myContinue reading “Home”

Art | Summer 2018

HOME: A COLLECTION OF ONTARIO LANDSCAPES Our annual summer show will be happening at St.Mark’s Church in Port Hope from 12:30-4:30 PM on Saturday, July 28th. Jennifer Trefiak will have a new collection of oil paintings, none of which have been displayed publicly before! She will also have her collection of “inks” for sale. SomeContinue reading “Art | Summer 2018”

Second Self and Other Stuff

Considering it has only been two weeks since my last blog post, I feel like a lot is happening! Jennifer Trefiak and I have the “Second Self” show set up in Campbellford, we are working on our next series of “Ontario” paintings for our annual summer show, and I have pre-ordered a sample calendar forContinue reading “Second Self and Other Stuff”