Revival of the Arts

I finally broke through my art-funk last week, when I had a night alone and decided to work in the oil paints I’ve avoided forever. I used some of my most simple beach photographs and applied that simplicity to the paintings:   I finished two acrylics from my Ontario collection, and continue to work onContinue reading “Revival of the Arts”

Annual Christmas Art Show

CANADA: THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES 3rd Annual Christmas Show St. Mark’s Church Port Hope, Ontario Saturday, December 16th 12:30 – 4:30 PM This will be a joyful afternoon of exploring Canada through Artistic Landscapes. The original paintings will be for sale: 13 canvases (12 x 16 inches, gallery canvas), each one represents a province orContinue reading “Annual Christmas Art Show”

2018 Art Calendar

Well, what a learning curve! I finally decided to try and make an art calendar. Talk about being pushed beyond my comfort zone. I do as much business as possible locally. I do as much IN PERSON as possible. I dislike ordering bulk of anything, without seeing and feeling the first trial run of aContinue reading “2018 Art Calendar”

Canada Project: The Photos

Although I did not get as much painting done this week as I had planned, I did put together the portfolio of photos and summaries for the show. I also had 20 prints made of “Alberta Skies” ($15 each or $20 includes shipping), and cards of “West Wind Rushing In” ($5 each or 5 forContinue reading “Canada Project: The Photos”

The Canada Project Continues

Since my trip to Killarney at the end of August, I have been going non-stop. Over that last month I have re-visited the French River, Frontenac and The Petroglyphs. I feel very blessed to have access to these inspirational places, always a driving force behind my art. I find myself extremely unfocused in my projectsContinue reading “The Canada Project Continues”

The Provinces and Territories | Canada Project

I’ve had an idea brewing for a while now, about a Canada painting project. The idea solidified when I saw this image floating around the internet: This photo blew my mind about Canada. I instantly wanted to hop in the car and drive as fast as possible to Twillingate, Newfoundland Labrador. Of course, this wasContinue reading “The Provinces and Territories | Canada Project”

Canadian Custom Art | Rocky Mountains

Last year a friend of mine drove through the Rocky Mountains with her family (one year after I started pumping out my Jasper paintings)… when she returned and shared her photos, I asked to use one to do a line drawing. Which I did, and gifted to her shortly after. This year, right before myContinue reading “Canadian Custom Art | Rocky Mountains”

Summer Fun

Another art show was a success; and as always I’m left feeling so grateful and humbled from it. Last year our show “Earth and Sky”¬† brought friends out from Toronto to Belleville. This year our show “Vast Lands” brought old friends, some who I hadn’t seen in over a decade! I even met a newContinue reading “Summer Fun”

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”

Vast Lands ~ Art Show

Mark¬† your calendars for July 15th, when Jennifer Trefiak and I introduce our newest collection of paintings at “Vast Lands.” Please drop in anytime between 1-5pm at St.Mark’s Church in Port Hope. The show is inspired by Canada’s water, land and skies. Paintings will include landscapes from the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, Frontenac, Gatineau, andContinue reading “Vast Lands ~ Art Show”