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2015 Mackie House AIR

Check out the BLOG posts from my recent visit to Vernon, painting, teaching exploring…   I am so pleased to announce my selection as the ARTIST in RESIDENCE for May 2015 at the Mackie Lake House in Vernon BC.  From May 11 – 31 I will be living and working at this marvelous heritage home […]

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SPRING 2015 West Van classes

just finalized the dates and location for 2 weekend workshop events in West Vancouver. BASIC ACRYLIC  with JAN POYNTER Weekend Workshop | WEST VAN  FEB 21 & 28 . 2015  SATURDAYS Only     10 am – 2 pm     fee  $220 For beginners and artists wanting to re-boot their painting practice or try out acrylics for the first time. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving.

There was times in my life when I could not have imagined having the time, leisure and the calm presence of mind to sit for a couple of hours and simply enjoy the view out my window. I am so thankful for that. And all the things that come together to create that. Knowing where […]

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Plein Air – Sunshine Coast THURSDAY paint outs

  Join me for informal PAINT OUTS – working on location in great settings on the lower Sunshine Coast. THURSDAYS  10am – 2pm A “paint out”  is simply an opportunity for like-minded artists to gather, sketch, paint on location and hang out together. You can work near each other and chat – or on your own […]

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San Miguel & Guanajuato

San Miguel de Allende  &  Guanajuato  MEXICO I have just returned (and unpacked) from 16 days artist retreat with 3 friends – we started in San Miguel at Casa Carlitos for 6 nights, 3 nights in Guanajuato and then back to SMA for 5 nights to the little casa and sparkling pool at Casa Joanna. […]

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Travel North with me – HARTLEY BAY

I’ve been invited to HARTLEY BAY by the Gitga’at Nation to work on some architectural renderings and also look at mentoring programs for the future – I am spending a week and hope to include some plein air painting time of my own. I did not have an internet connection so the blog posts are a […]

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Art Galleries. The choice is yours.

ART GALLERIES. The choice is yours. The recent economy has been challenging for retail and especially for arts related businesses. In the city of Vancouver a new arts “district” is developing as the mainstream retail galleries, so long resident on the prominent South Granville slope, relocate to the fast developing industrial area of East 1st […]

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Artists & Real Estate. Value added.

Artists & Real Estate Neighborhood gentrification. The loss of low cost creative space The progression is clear: Artists & designers move into a grungy neighborhood where they can afford space to work. As a result the neigborhood is revived- but then the artists get priced out when restaurants, retailers and real-estate developers follow. They transform […]

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regional offerings. Book & Gallery

The Sunshine coast has been described as a “necklace” with attractions and scenic views stretching from Langdale to Lund. As the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl visitors will testify, it is also a mecca of creative offerings in galleries, studios, open markets and events. How fortunate we are to have this organized annual event to highlight […]

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2014 PAINT OUT – Gibsons Landing

Join in in the fun! At the NEXT Plein Air PAINT OUT  in .Gibsons Landing BC – Sept 13/14 2014 Painters working on site finished paintings on display at the Arts Building & the Landing Gallery. People’s Choice award and prizes Artist demos and presentations Sketchcrawl for Newbies Participants informal gathering/BBQ TENTATIVE event schedule GIBSONS […]

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