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Day ONE Limestone Canyon

What a start to a great trip. A day out with a gang of fellow painters, hanging on in the back of a truck, exploring the canyons and back country of Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Such Fun. Thanks to talented painter –  Monica Edwards – for her volunteer efforts, support of Irvine Ranch Conservancy and a lovely […]

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Arrival CA. sunset stroll

Painting on location for the next week on Balboa Island, Newport Beach and Laguna coastline.CA. A case in point…for right time – right place. This will be my homework tonight after I unpack. I will be up in the back country tomorrow at 7am. In the canyon lookout hosted by Irvine Ranch Conservation area.

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California – here I come

All packed up with plenty of panels and 300 lb watercolor paper. Tripod/easel, folding stool and even my best Bella – as the weather looks promising. No dress shoes this trip. Follow my adventures ( almost ) daily as I explore the coast and canyons near Laguna Beach, meet up with fellow painters, friends and […]

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IN PROGRESS – Homesite Creek. Waterfall 03          18 ” x 60 ” acrylic on canvas Starting with layers of blended glazes and wet-in-wet on the canvas, the structure of the landscape comes into play. The challenge for me is to allow the glow of the underpaint and light of the canvas […]

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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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