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Artists' Choice Exhibit at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island

My painting, Reverie, was accepted into the Artist's Choice Exhibit at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island.  The show is on until February 17, 2019 and I am heading down tomorrow after life drawing at Basic Inquiry to check out the show.  Many great pieces i am looking forward to seeing offline!



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Works on Paper Exhibition at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island

Thanks to my buddy, Caroline, for taking photos of my drawing which is currently on display in the Works on Paper Exhibition at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island.  The show is on until February 3, I hope to make it out before the show ends, there are lots of great pieces on display!


I think I found a new friend....

Pan Pastel on Newsprint
Why have I not played with Pan Pastels and newsprint before, SO much fun! I could not sleep so figured I would do a quick sketch as did not feel like having to clean brushes at 1am.  So I pulled out some old newsprint that I had forgotten I even had.  Ugh...still not tired....I think tomorrow is going to be a loooong day!

Happy New Year

It is that time of year when I used to make resolutions, most of of which died off by mid February.  So this year I am choosing to set "goals" rather than "resolutions".  To make it even easier, I am setting goals that I actually want to do and that are near impossible not to achieve! 
I have missed life drawing over the past couple of years so this of course is top on my list.  To make the time and commit to life drawing once a week, either from a live model or from an object in my studio or outside.  Did I mention I am also setting the goals near impossible not to achieve them? 
I actually am doing this for good reason.  I used to set such optimistic goals that I was destined to not achieve them as, let's face it, life gets busy in a hurry.  With age comes wrinkles..I mean wisdom... and I have realized if I set my goals to be so low that I would feel ridiculous not achieving them, that I actually achieve them and more.  
For example, I also set goals near t…

Thanks to Opus Coquitlam Staff!

Just a quick thank you to all the artists who came out to my Still Life Demo at Opus Coquitlam!  It was great to see so many artists interested in learning about the different methods of painting with respect to style, method and using less toxic, more environmentally friendly practice.

I especially want to thank the Opus Staff for making me feel so at home. They are always super friendly, helpful and supportive.  It is so great to see staff that are truly are as inspired (dare I say addicted...) to art as much as I am who are really helping to create a community atmosphere for artists in Coquitlam.


Online Studio Artwork Sale

This year I am offering an online studio sale of some of my smaller works.  Prices include shipping (in North America) and taxes.  Secure payment is set up through PayPal.  
Upon receipt of your order, you will receive a confirmation email from me along with the expected arrival time of your artwork, which depending on location is roughly 7 - 10 business days.  
Happy holidays! Blue Vase with Flowers  8x10" Oil Painting



Dried Flowers 8x10" Oil Painting


Blue Vase with Skull 8x10" Oil Painting

Flower 8x10" Oil Painting

Seashell  8x10" Oil Painting includes shipping
Rose Duo  8x10" Oil Painting includes shipping

Figure  12x12" Acrylic Painting


Portrait  8x10" Oil Painting

FREE Demo at Opus on November 18 ~ The Art of Still Life with Non-Toxic Oils

Join me for a free demo at Coquitlam's Opus Art Store on November 18.  Creating a still life starts long before the brush hits the canvas.  We will start with tips on how to set up and light your still life, choosing materials and discuss various processes that can be employed to paint without solvents. We will also cover the different methods of painting a still life, Alla Prima (direct) vs Classical (indirect). 
Examples of each method will be shown at various stages which will hopefully will inspire you to paint a still life the way that suits you best.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Coquitlam or contact them at 604‑545‑0410 to register. https://opusartsupplies.com/how/demos/art-still-life-non-toxic-oils