Exploring Northern Ontario

I turned 38 years old on Friday, August 25th. Every year I try to take a trip somewhere new. It was my trip to Jasper, Alberta, I made for my 36th birthday that changed the direction of my life and art. Last year was Lake Superior. This year was Killarney (and Georgian Bay, and theContinue reading “Exploring Northern Ontario”

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”

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”

Robert McAffee and Other Things Art

My personal online presence has been quiet lately. I have been busy working on custom paintings, delivering custom paintings, and struggling with ideas for my “little library” project that desperately needs attention. Since my last blog “Work and Play” I’m still mulling over all the same stuff… But this week I broke through my stuck-in-a-rut-restlessContinue reading “Robert McAffee and Other Things Art”

A Year In Review

One year ago, I held my first private art show “Two Days In Jasper.” It was a very small show, only 7 canvases (only 5 completed), quite experimental in my new style. The show gave me a positive push into 2016  when I received my first commissioned piece (along with 3 others this year). ItContinue reading “A Year In Review”

Canadian Landscapes

WELL. I’m struggling to start this blog entry. A week ago today, I returned from a 9 day trip across Canada. I have a friend who moved to Vancouver, so we drove her car out west and then I flew home. Holy memories! We have been friends for 27 years (we met when were 10Continue reading “Canadian Landscapes”

Georgian Bay

My goodness I have been blessed by Northern Ontario this year; Blessed by good friends who share their passion of this land with me. Without them I would never know these places existed! Since my last trip to the French River was rushed, I had to return to enjoy the company and inspiring view. WhenContinue reading “Georgian Bay”

Lake Superior

Since viewing Lawren Harris’ painting “Lake Superior, North Shore” at the National Gallery in 2004, I have wanted to travel there. Other than that painting I knew nothing of this land or lake. I now know Lake Superior is the largest, deepest and coldest body of fresh water in the world. When I compare LakeContinue reading “Lake Superior”