How Much Creativity, Is Too Much Creativity?

2021 Creativity Challenges In the new year, a somewhat random idea came to me, to combine my love of landscape with poetry. I had received an email prompt from “Poetry Invites” to write a poem about Lake Ontario. Easy! I thought… I’m going to take this one step further, and write one poem a dayContinue reading “How Much Creativity, Is Too Much Creativity?”

Featured Artist: Gareth Vieira

Gareth Vieira is a multi-talented man with a variety of creative projects on the go. When I told him how impressed I was with his floodgate of creativity he’s been expressing over the last year he said “I think it was just waiting to come out, so I’m releasing years of ideas and images thatContinue reading “Featured Artist: Gareth Vieira”

2020 In Review

A COVID STYLE CHRISTMAS Thank you to everyone who joined me on ZOOM for my first (and hopefully last?) virtual art show! I still have a few pieces for sale, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for the Canada-Lover in your life! Thank you to artist Jennifer Trefiak who trusted me enough, to letContinue reading “2020 In Review”

Make Life Your Masterpiece

Since September I’ve been exploring creativity with Jessica Outram and her “Creativity Coaching Canada” business. She has offered so much insight and content for me over the last three months; but the most valuable lesson I have gained is understanding that art really is my life work. Not just painting, but writing too, and expressingContinue reading “Make Life Your Masterpiece”

Creativity Coaching Online

At the end of the summer I attended a free online “Creativity Chat” hosted by Jessica Outram, and it felt really good to connect with other creative souls, and talk about art, writing, and the process of creativity. It was all about giving ourselves permission to create! (The next zoom gathering is this Sunday, SeptemberContinue reading “Creativity Coaching Online”

Expanding On The Arts

There is something about the crisp air of September that always helps clear my head, and get me motivated again. Since August I have been working on a few custom oil paintings, and playing around with some merchandise from previous works. Tote bags, mugs, and the 2021 calendar are a few on my list ofContinue reading “Expanding On The Arts”

Painting and Writing

WAVES Words roll over me Like waves in the sea Sometimes above Sometimes below But always Drowning (2008) A writer my whole life, rarely have I shared or published any work. I am much more in my comfort zone as a painter; it is a form of expression that feels more limitless to me. OpenContinue reading “Painting and Writing”

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’”

How Five Years Fly By

In 2015 I took a trip to Jasper, Alberta, that changed the direction of my life and art. I started painting the Rocky Mountains, and selling my work. I started hosting 2 shows a year, doing custom paintings, and planning trips and projects to help propel my art-career forward. In the last five years IContinue reading “How Five Years Fly By”