Fragments in Time, a Painting Series

For the past couple of months I’ve been working on a series of paintings I’m calling Fragments in Time. This series came about after the unexpected death of my father. We are a close-knit family and he has always been a solid rock in my existence. I naturally found myself reliving a lot of memories […]

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Seduced by Colour

I’m seduced by colour. One of the things that gets me excited to start a new painting is the thought of playing around with colour. When I first ventured into acrylics after many years of watercolour painting, I needed to purchase a whole new palette—what fun! But a bit overwhelming, too, as there are so […]

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How Long Did That Take?

                              When I show someone a piece of art I’ve created, something I am frequently asked is, “How long did it take you to make that?” This question usually has me stumped for a few reasons. 1. I don’t time myself […]

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A Rose By Any Other Name…

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare penned these famous lines as spoken by Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” She is saying that what someone is named or called is meaningless. She loves Romeo, who is a “Montague,” for who he is himself, […]

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Making the Roly-Poly Pod Ball, Part 1

Polymer is such a fun material with which to work. While it lends itself to many different forms, such as jewellery, small functional objects such as boxes and small bowls, veneers to cover things and so on, I am excited to explore the possibilities of sculpture. Unique challenges arise that are interesting and even frustrating […]

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Creativity and Clutter

If you’re like me, you’re fascinated by other artists’ studio spaces. I think you can learn quite a bit about an artist from their workspace. For instance, some artists seem to thrive in, shall I say, “messy” environments, whereas others (and I count myself among them) need to have fairly neat and tidy spaces. So […]

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Harlequin Emerging—Process Behind the Painting, Part 1

I’m drawn to decorative and ornamental art. I love the work of Gustav Klimt (who doesn’t?), medieval illustrated books, the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Moroccan tiles, actually almost anything with colour and pattern! I also love the theatricality of grand opera and the fun of Commedia dell’Arte. If you’re not familiar with Commedia dell’Arte, also known as […]

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