Good-bye Dear Blog!

After much thought I’ve decided to take a blog break for the foreseeable future. The decision was not an easy one, as I’ve enjoyed sharing my creative thoughts and art with you here. But as we are continuously being told, the only constant is “change” and I’ve decided it’s time for me to make a […]

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A New Series To Welcome Spring!

Ah, Spring! I can feel it in the air. It’s just around the corner. Flowers and leaves haven’t quite made an appearance yet, but I have a solution for that. My new series, Softly Floral! I’ve been painting these impressions of warmer weather all winter and now I’m ready to share them with you. These […]

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A Plethora of Products at RedBubble

Lately I’ve been adding some of my artwork to my RedBubble shop. I never get tired of seeing my flat, two-dimensional paintings transformed into various products, many of them three-dimensional. It gives me a whole new perspective on them! If you’ve been hankering after a painting or two but hesitate to take the leap, here’s […]

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Song Dong’s Evocative Communal Courtyard Installation

Last week I buzzed into Toronto to see the Art Gallery of Ontario‘s newest exhibition titled Wisdom of the Poor: Communal Courtyard, an installation of 100 vintage Chinese wardrobe doors. The doors are joined together to create snaking walkways, small rooms and larger “courtyards,” reminiscent of Beijing’s traditional communal living spaces. The artist Song Dong […]

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Packaging Fine Art for Shipping

Packaging fine art for shipping is an art in itself. Before beginning it’s journey to it’s new home, everything possible must be done to ensure it gets there safely. I recently packaged some fairly large pieces to send, and this is how I did it. The piece in the example below measures 40 inches high […]

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Sneak Peek

If you’ve been following my blog or any of my social media sites, you may have noticed that I haven’t posted very much new work lately. You might think that I haven’t been very busy, artistically. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Since October or November, I’ve been busy working on a couple of […]

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It’s Habitual

Welcome to 2016! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? I haven’t. I don’t usually make resolutions, as I prefer to change or improve things as I go along, all year long. For instance, partway through 2015, I realized that I seemed to be spending a lot of time in front of the computer. I […]

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My New Beau is Better

If you’re at all a Mac person, and maybe even if you’re not, you’ll know that Apple recently released their latest version of the iPad along with a couple of nifty accessories. The new iPad Pro is a larger, brighter, juicier version of the regular iPad. There’s a special optional keyboard available and—ta, da!—the Apple […]

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Inspired to Create

If you’re an artist has this ever happened to you? You wake up and feel totally uninspired. It could be you didn’t get enough sleep the night before and you’re too tired to feel creative. Or maybe you’re in that aggravating no-man’s land between projects or series and not sure what to explore next. Maybe […]

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Enjoying a Rosy Romance

Lately I’ve been enjoying a rosy little romance with a new method for working out the details of a painting. Sometimes I get to a certain involvement with a piece, but then get stymied and don’t know how to proceed next. It’s like a form of stage fright, where I freeze up and can’t commit […]

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Looking to the Past, Present and Future

“Past, Present and Future” is the title of the newest exhibition at The Colborne Art Gallery, which opened on Saturday, November 14. As artists, it’s an interesting exercise to occasionally review where we’ve been on our artistic path, where we are now and what we foresee for our future art. This is the idea behind […]

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Sketchbook to the Rescue!

So I was sitting around trying to think of a new blog post idea, waiting for inspiration to strike and feeling completely blank. It happens. I don’t know how people can write a post everyday — that would kill me! Once a week is challenging enough, but I hope you notice that I do manage […]

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