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Showing posts from 2015

Having fun with Water

So lately I've been inspired by the colours of this time of year.  It seems that water has appeared in a lot of my paintings.  This is the piece I've been working on. "Water Droplets" 30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas

Old Treasures - New Home

Denise was looking through my blog and found two paintings that  she was interested in. Within a week they were hanging in her home.  I think they looks great! Thanks for the photo Denise, Enjoy.

AGN 38th Juried Art Show

Opening reception is Thursday, November 12th between 7-9pm This is one of the pieces I have entered. NEW!! SOLD!! Maple Reflections 24" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas

Art Gallery of Northumberland

The AGN is having their 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. I have been asked to redesign the gallery logo and poster.  What do you think?  38th Annual Juried Art Show! November 12 2015 - December 23 2015 Submission forms are available on the home page of the website  or you can pick one up at the gallery during open hours.

Reversion Figurative & Portait Exhibition

We had a great time at Super Wonder Gallery. Thanks again Daniel Anaka for all your work putting this show together.

-REVERSION- A Figurative & Portrait ART EXHIBITION - Toronto

The things an artist has to do...

I realized that I sold a painting without signing it.  So, this is a photo of me on their bed signing my painting.

Northumberland Studio Tour, 2015

Thank you to all who visited me this past weekend at the Parnell's studio.  It was a very enjoyable weekend despite the rain.  This is a photo on my groupies walking away with their new purchases....  THANKS GUYS!!


This painting was inspired by a combination of  beautiful graffiti that i found in Rome. Graffiti 12" x 24" Acrylic on canvas

My trip to Italy

I haven't been painting too many landscapes lately  but felt compelled to document my favourite place in Italy, Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre, Italy 24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas

Justin at the Colborne Art Gallery

This is the painting that I entered for the  3rd Annual Open Juried Show in Colborne  Date of exhibition: July 11th - August 16th The opening reception and awards are being held this  Saturday July 11th between 2pm - 4pm. "Devilishly Justin" 36" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas ... and here is the little devil posing with his portrait..... Cute, eh?

Justin Commission

I'm so happy that Cheryl loves her new gift. ENJOY! Justin - First Day of School Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40" Happy Birthday Cheryl :)

Beach Stones...

In its new home! New York, NY!!

Mailing Art

Finally! I have just spent 3 days preparing, protecting, packaging, wrapping and boxing up  "Beach Stones". The 32" x 40" x 1 1/2" painting is SOLD and just left this morning for Brooklyn, New York. Thanks Ian!  SOLD!  

Master Class

Thanks again to Brian Smith for inviting me to participate in his  Master Class at his studio at King and Spadina.  Complete a value study in reverse The image on the left is the reverse value (darks where there is light, etc.)  The right photo is reversed in photoshop.  It was really difficult to switch your brain around. Honestly I thought this exercise was pointless until Brian  showed us on his cell the reverse picture :) The next project was to incorporate random typography into your drawing. Number 1 I started with a charcoal rendering with no idea of where my type was going to go.  I thought that the reference to black and white and colour was clever... I think it looks very Toulouse-Lautrec... Number 2 I started with a charcoal rendering and completed a blind contour drawing over it.  This created a really neat effect. I then glued the type on the top.  We had 3 hours left.... everyone but me completed a portrait.  I went nuts

Northumberland Studio Tour, 2015

Great news!!  This year I've been invited by my artisan friends, Grant and Judy Parnell  to participate with them, at their house in Elizabethville.   The tour this year is September 12th and 13th. Bulrushes 36" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

Brian Smith Workshop

Thanks again Brian for spreading your  infinite creative wisdom all the way out in Warkworth. I believe this is the 6th time I've taken his workshop  and I learn something new every time! Kate in Warkwarth 24" x 36" Do yourself a favour and visit Brians website to see his beautiful paintings  and for more information on workshops.

I Keep Sketch'n...

We are still Life Drawing at Ontario Street Theatre, Port Hope Contact me if you are interested in joining our group. This is Regina... What a great model!  Burlesque performer and circus aerialist.... one of her poses was a handstand!

Can you spot my painting?

Thanks Christy for sending me your photo... The painting looks GREAT!...even the penguins are looking at it.  Check out my new website

New Website

Great news...  An amazing graphic artist Heather is working on my brand new website... I'm super excited and, trust me, it looks great already :)  (Under Construction) I'm still posting pictures of artwork in their new homes. This is "Snowy Pines at Sunset"... and Lexi.

Home Photos...

I love to see my artwork hanging on your walls... Please keep sending me the photos of your new artwork  displayed at their new homes.... "Candy" 24" x 24"

The Artist Project

We had a very successful weekend at TAP2015! I had great time this weekend and I appreciate all of your kind words and support. A very special thank you   to  Carrie, Heather and Dana  for helping me set up, take down and man the booth.  Those  were some pretty long hours! Feb 22nd, 2015   The Artist Project, Booth #112 Check to see if your favourite paintings are still available...

The Artist Project

Come visit me at  The Artist Project Friday Feb. 20th at  11am - 8pm  Saturday Feb. 21st at  11am - 8pm  and  Sunday Feb. 22nd at  11am - 6pm I'm in Booth 112 Quiet Strength 24" x 36"

ArtaGallery Open House

I managed to take a quick photo at the beginning of the evening of a couple of my pieces hanging in the Arta Gallery before the night got too busy. I had a great time at the opening and met a lot of very interesting people.Thank you Mia and Fay for including me in this show and for all your kind words.

Happy Valentines Day... but not the conventional way...

"CONNECTIONS" A collaboration of 6 artists at ArtaGallery in the Distillery District, Toronto Opening Reception February 12th 6pm - 8pm Connections which are not always warm and fuzzy...  just always real and uncomfortable! "Anguish" 40" x 30" Acrilyc and charcoal on canvas Show runs from February 12 - 22nd

Figure Drawings

Uninstructed Figure Drawing in  Port Hope Life Drawing (Melanie's Group, Uninstructed) Sunday, February 01, 2015  to  Sunday, February 22, 2015 Sundays 7pm - 10pm Ontario Street Theatre, 18 Ontario St. Port Hope We are hoping to get between 15 and 20 people for this class as space is limited. Depending on popularity we would like to continue through to the spring but we are only committing to 4 weeks, for now, to see what kind of response we get.  4 classes ONLY, (for now) bring your own drawing pads, drawing utensils, and easels- $15pp  Contact:  Heather Roy-   (Nancy Moore- )

ARTA GALLERY at the Distillery District

Happy Valentines Day.... I'm so excited I've been invited to show at  Arta Gallery   The Distillery District - 14 Distillery Lane, Toronto. OPENING RECEPTION Thursday February 12th, 6pm - 8pm The theme of this exhibit is surounding Valentines day, but not in the conventional way.  Its meant to explore the hidden and all too obvious links that bind people.  Not warm and fuzzy but real and uncomfortable.

The Artist Project

Type.  What would you paint if that is all the information you were given? The theme for the Artist Competition 2015 is TYPE.  We are invited to submit an original work of art based on this theme and the relationship between art and the use of text/language. "WTF" 12" x 24" Acrilyc on Canvas What do you think?

Happy New Year!!

Along with the new year comes new ideas... Now I'm painting for The Artist Project. February 19th - 22nd "Glam Gams" 24" x 24"