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Water Revisited

 Last week I was going through my paintings that I hadn't finished and lost momentum with. This is a piece I revisited and was able to, again, feel excited about after a few hours with a paint brush and a glass of wine... Water Revisted 24" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas

The Artist Project, 2017

February 23rd - 25th Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place 195 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto From Collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto's favourite art fair.  4th Line 36" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

My NEW easel!!!

For years I have been struggling with what I thought was a perfectly good easel.  It rocked side to side, slipped in height, was too low and, truth is, I hated it.  For Black Friday I had decided that I needed to upgrade to the Cadillac of easels....  the stain resistant oil beech, hand-cranked, giant on wheels.... Behold.......the Mabef Workshop Easel M004  (from DeSerres) Isn't she a beauty?

On My Easel Today...

Again, a little something different... Little Dancer 30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas

Typical November Day...

Every morning I go for a walk with my 3 Jacks. It gives me a chance to relax and reflect on my upcoming day. I have thousands of 'research' photos that I have piling up in my studio.  I'm so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. Floating Red Maple 12" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

New Home for Autumn Web

On the weekend I was at a Christmas Show in Port Hope with 9 other amazing artisans. We had an amazing turn out. Thank you for visiting and supporting the arts!!  This is a photo of "Autumn Web" in its' new home in Whitby, Ontario.  I love how this piece ties into the existing bird motif.  Thanks for the picture, Jean :)

Back to figurative painting...

I don't know how artists concentrate on the same subjects exclusively.  I usually have at least 2 paintings on the go at any time totally unrelated to the other. At the moment, I have 5 paintings unfinished! I'm planning on revealing them at the Christmas Show this weekend, November 11th - 13th between 10am - 4pm, 5417 Country Rd #65 Life in Full Colour 30" x 15" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 

Christmas Show & Sale

November Poppies

Remember 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

Stained Glass Forest Series 2

This is the latest of my 'stained glass forest' series I'm calling...  "Autumn Web" 36" x 24" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas SOLD

Beautiful Autumn

The change of seasons really get my creative juices running! Sumac 36" x 24" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 

Alison's Commision

I was honoured when asked to create a painting of a significant photo for Alison. The east coast is beautiful and it was easy to see why she wanted this painted for her home. Peggy's  Cove 36" x 24" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas SOLD

On My Easel today...

I've been working on this 48" x 36" painting for the past few days. One Birch 48" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

On My Easel...

This painting was inspired by a photo that Christina Handley,   a friend and photographer, took a month ago.  Thanks for the inspiration, Christine! Frost vs Tomatoes 24" x 36"

Feeling Good...

I love to think that my artwork will evoke happy memories.  Here is a photo of Lilah and Natalie holding a copy of the painting of the two of them.  Cute, eh?

Thanks for all of your support!

I had a great time at the Northumberland Studio Tour.  We had a record amount of guests and we did very well. There were a  number of paintings sold including "The First to Change".   Check to see if your favourite is still available... SOLD

I'm painting for the Studio Tour!

New painting still on my easel...  Beach Baby 24" x 36"

Northumberland Studio Tour, 2016

Available   Northumberland Studio Tour Sept. 10th and 11th Home From School 24" x 36"

Northumberland Studio Tour

Time Square Commission

I don't often paint buildings, so when I was asked to paint a picture of our  New York holiday I was a little apprehensive.  I decided, however, to have fun with it.... "One Way, Time Square" 48" x 36" SOLD


There was something bothering me about this painting. I didn't enter into shows, not a lot of people have seen it. I was going to jesso the whole piece when I thought I would take this opportunity to experiment. I'm pretty happy with the results. Early Afternnon 30" x 36"


A very big thank you to Ann at a Gift of Art who sold  another one of my paintings on the weekend.  Visit the show before it's too late!! Runs until May 14th. "Spring Tree Sparkle" 48" x 36" SOLD

Thank you. Another successful opening...

Just a reminder that the show at A Gift of Art continues to May 14th. For hours please visit By the way... Sold!

Sunday April 10th, 2-4pm

A Gift of Art 187 King St. E Newcastle, ON This piece is on my easel, waiting for the weekend... "Untitled" 24" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas

Spring Show at the Gift of Art, Newcastle

Sunday April 10th,  Meet the Artist 2-4pm  Forward Stretch 24" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

Spring Show on April 10th

A Gift of Art in Newcastle Meet the Artist, 2pm - 4pm Show runs April 3 - May 14th


I just got notice that "Yellow Cup has Sold!!  Thank you Farm to Table in Collingwood for showing my pieces.

New home for "Sunday Morning"

I'm both happy and sad to see this painting go.  It's been to both Artist Projects with me and has created a lot of buzz.  I'm actually surprised I've had it as long as I had.  Here it is in it's new home and I think it looks great! "Sunday Morning"  SOLD

At The Artist Project

I had a great time this year and met a lot of great artists and patrons.  I surprised myself by committing to TAP 2017.  Thanks for all of your support. 

The Artist Project

What does the art that you have chosen  to hang on your walls say about you? On the Rocks 24" x 36" Available at the Artist Project Feb. 18th - 21st  at the CNE, Better Living Centre 

Back to Collingwood!

On the weekend I dropped off artwork for a new place called "Farm to Table" in Collingwood.  They are having their Grand Opening on Friday February 12th.  I have 5 pieces for sale at this location.  Good Luck  Farm to Table !!

Decisions, decisions.....

Trying to decide which pieces to bring  to the Artist Project Feb. 18th - 21st  And what to name this piece!!! Any suggestions? 12" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

Started as a doodle!

I'm starting to decide which paintings to feature at the Artist Project in February. "Quick Glimpse" 12" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

I'm busy painting... Leave a message

Getting ready for the Artist Project Feb. 18th to 21st. I'm in Booth 840 - Come visit me!! "Past the Row of Trees" 24" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas