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On the road – and off the hook.

It has been a devastating and exhausting year. The studio, the gallery and garden a mess… a loss of focus and energy. Grief is a complex and mysterious thing.  It brings us together and tears us apart. I am still standing. But obviously my online presence has taken a back seat… or better described as […]

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Sharing the Shore – Armours Beach MURAL

installed MARCH 29. 2019 I have done several public art and graphic productions projects for our little town of Gibsons. I like to ensure that the potential of the site and ALL the client’s expectations and benefits to the community are not only met – but exceeded. More than simply decoration on a wall. So […]

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NOV 2018. its been a bloggin long time

I have the reputation in our household as having the patience of a saint when it comes to technical stuff on the computer – I am the resident Geek. I had committed to myself to post and blog all about my travels and painting adventures in Italy throughout May 2019 – and started out with […]

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Day 3 Milan to LODI

One of the benefits of an “office” front for our AirBnB is that they will securely store your luggage coming/going. Such a bonus next to the train station – where we launched the next leg of our journey after a morning of touring the Brera gallery (So many Madonnas…)  Botanical Garden/observatory and creative Montenapoleone district.  […]

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Day 2 MILAN and the Metro

A great sleep was had after we closed the soundproof window on the street bars and cafes. 2:30 am mid week these guys are still partying. A lively city ALL night. Fortunately the large supermarket Essalunga was open early (according to our jet lag) and on the way we discovered the very best bakery cafe. […]

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ARRIVAL : Italy MILAN day 1

Arrived Linate/MILAN airport after connection in Frankfurt…(baggage too! Yay!!!) just in time to hop the shuttle straight to the Milan Central train station. Our Airbnb check in was GREAT…key pick up at an office just opposite the Central Train station. Can’t say enough good things about this stay place. Filiberto’s MELZO apartment  Great apartment. View […]

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Departure YVR

Had a great stay at the Fairmont YVR … ensuring a welcone greeting and amazing service stress free arrival after: ride, late ferry overload, taxi, banking, BCAA office Int/licence, lunch, bus, skytrain. Always amazed me how quiet their rooms are watching the planes take off overhead. after my tai chi…with coffee. I will be adding […]

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painting in progress – my process.

Part of my online initiative is to provide more content to my followers and audience about my process and provide background to the finished artworks. Inspiration. Preparation. Production. Challenges.  These short videos are created by layering still shots of the painting.  The sequence of progress shots are photographed in the same light and distance within […]

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new paintings ON DISPLAY

Some of my new paintings are up on display in the Gibsons Wellness Clinic for the next few weeks – as I am not planning any upcoming shows in my home gallery and these large pieces needed some large walls ;-)  Some small plein air paintings of Gibsons are also hanging. The office of my […]

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your REAL job ? Artist.

Recently had a painting trip to CA. Met SO many talented artists during my stay – illustrators, designers and instructors making a creative living. Also lots of folks doing their art for the joy of it. Not the income. Some of us wear many hats to make it work. As a professional artist/illustrator this story […]

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