There’s No Place Like HOME

What a journey the last few months have been, pulling together a collection of acrylic paintings with the theme of “home” for Canadian Landscapes. I have completed 12 (I had hoped for 14, but 2 are still unfinished) canvases for this series. Lake Ontario Collection: Northumberland’s Rolling Hills: Rice Lake Collection: Lake McGinnis: Georgian Bay,Continue reading “There’s No Place Like HOME”

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”

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”

Everything Old is New Again

WELL. If you’ve been following my blogs, you will know I have had a really hard time focusing on work for my upcoming show with Jennifer Trefiak. I’ve been distracting myself with other projects (like my Ontario paintings for the July show, or personal projects like the Northern Lights, or film photography, or writing moreContinue reading “Everything Old is New Again”

Under An Arctic Sky

I finally watched this documentary, by Chris Burkard. It had been calling me for awhile, but I didn’t take the initiative to watch it until someone else had, and they suggested I check it out. MIND BLOWN. Go watch it. As an artist, those pristine landscapes are a dream (I’m working on a new NorthernContinue reading “Under An Arctic Sky”

Painting Progress!

Today was a glorious day. I woke up before the sun, with a crescent moon in view. Spend the morning with the windows open: cleaning, purging and organizing house. Went for a beach stroll in the afternoon, which re-energized me for an afternoon of painting.     I can finally say I’m satisfied with thisContinue reading “Painting Progress!”

So Many Ideas and So Little Time

Honestly, where does the time go?! It seems like just a few days ago I was up to my knees in snow, trudging towards the ice volcanoes on the fierce and moody Lake Ontario. Now, it’s flat land of sand at the beach, and smooth waves rolling onto the shore; any ice left is quicklyContinue reading “So Many Ideas and So Little Time”

Canadian Winters

The snow started late this year, just around Christmas (there have been winters where it snows before halloween); and other than a week of unusual mild temps back in January, the snow hasn’t really stopped.   Most of Canada (other then the west coast) gets some heavy duty snowfall during our winter season (which canContinue reading “Canadian Winters”

Lake Ontario Love

  Okay, if I’m honest, Lake Ontario is not my favourite Great Lake (Superior is far superior!). However, over the last year I have really come to love the moody skies and landscapes that I witness every day. The sunrises and sunsets, the breaks of sun-rays through the clouds, the unlimited colour palettes, and noContinue reading “Lake Ontario Love”

The Scattered Mind

February already eh? F*ck.     I’m not gonna lie, January has felt like a shit show, and I know I am not the only person who feels this way! Weather has been fluctuating, moods have been fluctuating, and my mind has been all over the map. My appetite and sleep patterns have been aContinue reading “The Scattered Mind”