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VCBF exhibition and PAINT OUT

Our day in VanDusen Gardens could not have been better. A spot of rain just as I pulled into the parking lot with tents, chairs, banners and paints – and then the sun broke through and graced us for the rest of the day.  We had 9 of our 11 BC Plein Air painters working […]

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BC Plein Air – the tribe gathers

An informal association of British Columbia’s most acclaimed Plein Air artists featured in conjunction with regional events.  Like the iconic Canadian Group of 7 and the traditional French Impressionist painters, this talented group of invited artists celebrates the diverse BC landscape working directly from natural & urban settings. Watch for future events & activities and […]

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VanDusen Plein Air activities APRIL

We’re almost there –  after a month or so of seeking out the best trees and and views I am down to touching up 5 paintings. 2 canvasses and 3 panels…and I will add one final piece on the day of the PAINT OUT & PICNIC April 20. Watch Carol McQuaid’s great little video about her printmaking […]

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VCBF – chasing the Cherries

Well I started off sketching on location in mid February… and it has been a real challenge this year. Snow every couple of weeks and still very chilly temps have kept the blossom under wraps. On the street here at Dumfries & 21st. Part of my inspiration for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival paintings and […]

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Van Cherry Blossom Festival

I am bringing together a group of 11 acclaimed & award winning artists to celebrate the Cherry Blossom and VanDusen Gardens in style. Painting on location throughout Vancouver Mar 1 – April 5. SPRING 2017 – BC Plein Air Exhibition of new works at VanDusen Gardens Discover gallery April 6-23  PAINT OUT & Picnic event […]

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Portfolio history. a resume of stuff.

The past few weeks (while down with a cold) and as a must do project for starting a reonovation of my studio space I attacked my portfolio. And I mean physically attacked it. Stacks of paper, samples of product and copies of publications. A vast accumulation of stuff that represents almost 40 years of illustration […]

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Painting in California – Dec 2016

We headed down to Palm Springs airport away from the snow & chill here on the coast and found our way to La Quinta. As Brian drove I captured the drama of the sunset and late sun on the distant mountains and violet shadows creeping up the valley. Thank goodness I did – as we did […]

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The LONGVIEW GPAG Nov 10-Dec 4

An Aspect – A Format – A way of thinking I like wordplay. and the fact that the word Longview has so many applications was a bonus for me. And all of them seemed to fit the theme of this recent collection of work. I like to imagine I am passing through the landscape – and […]

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OPUS art supply VIDEO – for Liquitex Muted Colors

Just launched ! my OPUS video introducing a new line of Muted Colors from LIQUITEX paints. Thanks to Ryan, Chrissy and the Opus Staff for making it a really fun experience. My students have been asking for teaching videos and online “lessons” so this is a good start. You can watch it on YouTube or the […]

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NEW Giclee reproductions

NEW Giclee reproductions on canvas With the growing collection of large paintings (preparing for my GPAG exhibition in NOV 2016) I have decided to offer canvas reproductions of some images. Most of the current paintings in are a long horizontal format. The original paintings are scanned at a very high resolution and printed with archival […]

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