What’s on my Easel and More…

ART SHOW: This will be a busy weekend enjoying and creating art for me. The Group Show 'Gathering In' will be opening at Lineham House Galleries, Sat Oct 21 from 11am-5pm. Address: 33 Elma Street, Okotoks AB. The show features artwork that has 'harvest' as its theme. I hope you'll have some time to take …

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Just Plein Fun

Up until 2014 much of my artistic practice revolved around still life, urban scenes, floral and interiors. However at that point, my focus took a radical turn. I've turned into a devoted landscape painter because I learned to paint 'en plein air'.  For newbies, 'plein air' basically means painting outside from life. I began painting …

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New! The Painted House

The latest genre I've been enjoying painting is 'street scenes', aka (to the artsy set) – 'urban landscapes'. My passion for them started in 2015, when I painted a series of street scenes in small towns around Alberta. My year culminated when I painted a collection featuring Calgary's neighborhood of Sunnyside. The collection was a …

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Hazy Days of Spring

My newest painting is fresh off the easel. 'Hazy Days of Spring' grew from my obsession with painting the earliest spring greens I could find. I spent weeks going out to paint 'plein air' (ie in the outdoors on location) trying to catch those first soft green leaves. They looked like a soft haze over …

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Springtime, Where are you?

I am so sick of brown and bare trees. Unfortunately, I'm finding nothing inspiring about the drab greys, browns and cold winds outside. And the kicker is that without any leaves on the trees, the city noise is inescapable at my house. Staying creative is tough when our environment doesn't cooperate. It can drag at …

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The ‘Sunnyside’ of the Street – Artist Opening coming up

My newest solo show, The 'Sunnyside' of the Street' is coming quickly. Please join me at my artist opening on Thurs Dec 3, from 6-9pm at Framed on Fifth, 1207 - 5 Ave NW in Calgary. I'll be featuring a new collection of paintings from the neighborhood of Sunnyside and Hillhurst at the show. I …

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New Art Class for Fall

I'm delighted to be adding a third weekly class to my teaching schedule. The new class will be at the Glamorgan Community Centre on Monday mornings from 9am-12pm. The facility is gorgeous, with natural light coming from large windows all around. It has a separate entrance on the main floor, right off the parking lot …

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