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    My first solo show, September at MAC!

    August 9, 2017

    It’s getting closer! My first solo show at the Mission Arts Council Rock Family Gallery!

    I have more finished pieces to share, first up, a pretty b & b in Clayburn.

    That House in Clayburn, 30″x40″, acrylic on canvas

    We had gone over to Clayburn to the Clayburn store (british candy!) and I spotted this house, which is actually a b&b, and snapped a photo of it to paint. It just has so much love pouring out of it doesn’t it? The yard and garden are so pretty and beautifully kept, it was a must-paint! I loved the colours and the shadows of the mid-day sun, with colours reflecting and glowing. SO much fun to paint.

    Best Friend, 16″x20″, acrylic on canvas

    As we walked by the b&b, I spotted this wee friend peeking out from under a tree. I had to paint it. It brings back memories of riding my bike to the beach and to the library, ah the freedom and fun!

     

    Monet’s House, 30″x40″, acrylic on canvas

    We visited Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny when we went to Paris several years ago. What a dreamy and inspiring place! You can just imagine him wandering through his gardens, or sitting by his lily ponds, painting until the light faded each day. Even though he was partly blind, he continued to paint, his love of capturing light never wavering.

    Nanny’s House, 24”x30”, acrylic on canvas
    To me, this house is the original house of love. My late gran lived there for pretty much her entire life, until the day she sadly passed away. She was the one person who really understood me and cared, supported, and encouraged me and my artwork. I just had to paint her house in her honour. It no longer is there, bought up for the land, the same fate many old and original homes in Vancouver have suffered. Luckily my uncle had a photo of it that he shared with me to paint from. I like to think she’d be proud of me and what I’ve achieved so far!

    All of these pieces, with exception of Nanny’s House, will be for sale at my show in September. I have a couple more to complete, including this one, my friend Cathy’s barn and pretty garden.

    Here is the information if you’re interested in attending, hope to see you there!

    With much love and gratitude as always,

  • New art finishes!

    Two new pieces finished for my upcoming show at the Mission Arts Council gallery in September! The first one is a scene from my aunt…

    June 12, 2017
  • New art! West Tenth

    Well hello there! How are things? I hope well. I have been buried under a whole lotta lot of work work projects this past while,…

    May 16, 2017
  • New work!

    I’ve been rather absentee lately around here! Between regular client design work and creating new work for various venues and online challenges and contests, plus…

    April 20, 2017
  • Sunday Stuff

    Another week flew by in a whirlwind! My work work has been crazy, crazy busy, lots of long days and lots of fun projects coming…

    March 5, 2017
  • An update in thumbnails

    I’ve been swamped with work, creating new art, painting, taking a silkscreening course, more work, sleeping, you name it! I thought I’d do a quicky…

    February 25, 2017
  • New art finish! The House on the Corner

    The House on the Corner, 24″x36″ acrylic on canvas The next piece for my September solo show, The House on the Corner. The theme of my…

    February 1, 2017