Archive | Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’ve been creating a little series of paintings with hearts as the theme. The paintings are small, but each still takes a great deal of thought and effort. I find it almost as time-consuming to create small art as large, since the same “rules” about composition and colour still apply. Therefore, when you think about […]

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A Cut Above

Lately I’ve been incorporating a variety of techniques into my paintings other than my usual arsenal of squeegees, brayers and sponges. There’s nothing like variety to keep the creative muse interesting. Something I’m really enjoying is creating my own stamps. I had already been using a few commercial stamps to add interest and texture to […]

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Visit Me on the Studio Tour!

I participate in the Northumberland Hills Studio Tour every year, and it’s now fast approaching. On September 9 and 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, my studio will be open to visitors. People can always drop in by appointment throughout the year, but this is different. For the tour, I tidy up my studio, […]

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Morocco Captivates All Five Senses

I recently returned from a two-week trip to exotic Morocco! For about a month after I returned (I went in May) my mind was buzzing with remembrances of images, scents, colour and pattern. There were many memorable aspects to the trip, but I would say that the souks (markets) were definitely one of the highlights. […]

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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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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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