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Okanagan lakeshore all the way to Switzerland.

24″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas  “Okanagan Birch #5” this big painting is headed for Zurich – to my brother’s place. It is kind of a part of the Longview series – as it has that feeling of close tree detail with scraps of the far landscape peeking through. But not quite the acute 1:4 or […]

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Spring into Snow – St Paddy’s day

How fortunate we are here on the Sunshine Coast. To be out skiing in the morning and weeding the garden in a T-shirt in the afternoon. And doing some sunny snow plein air. I usually travel with my heated mitts (can’t stand cold fingers) but today I actually didn’t need them. I have added a […]

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COIN designs for the Royal Canadian Mint

Watch for more coin designs coming in 2017 (I can’t say more as I am sworn to secrecy ;-) CHERRY BLOOSOM 2016 was SOLD OUT ! you can still try to order a coin online www.mint.ca or ask at the Canada Post Office In the spring of 2015 I was invited to be a feature artist in […]

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Dec 8 afternoon – Pompeii (from Naples)

Dec 8 morning – Pompeii  (from Naples) I had to break this post into 2 parts. What an amazing day of light, history and stone we shared.        Not the petrified corpses that Pompeii advertised. But the moments of daily tasks and chores frozen in place.  The vessels for storing product in the shops. […]

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Dec 8 morning – Sorrento (from Naples)

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Dec 7 – Rome (in 6 hours…yeah right)

Dec 7 – Rome. Coach tour to x3 highlights. What an crazy rush – after a long drive in from Civitavecchia. We managed to eat a traditional Calzone, see the Vatican, the Colosseum and Brian made it to the Trevi fountain. (newly restored) On this whole journey I have been inspired, awed and overwhelmed by the history […]

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Dec 6 – Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Dec 6 – Monte Carlo interesting to wake up and walk off to yet another language. French today in Monte Carlo. Should be easy for us bi-lingual canucks…but I kept calling the ladies Senora and gratefully saying Gracias. And what a strange surreal world this place is. With yachts in the harbour, Lamborghini & Bentley […]

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Dec 5 – Barcelona Spain.

support for the sepratist Catalan movement is alive & well throughout Barcelona

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Digital sketches on the fly

I have an addition to my creative tools now. The phone in my pocket. Not only is it the best camera ever but it is now a handy sketchbook for little studies. There is a reason why I love my Samsung Note 4… the screen is huge and it comes with a great little stylus. I […]

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Dec 3 – CADIZ (near Seville Spain)

Dec 3 – CADIZ  Spain.  (the port nearest to Seville) Now in the Mediterranean. Brian & I had been to Seville back in 2003 and chose not to spend the day travelling back & forth on coach into the city – but walked off and into the old city of Cadiz. And I mean OLD. […]

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