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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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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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Paint on the Mountain

Exhibition is on until Sunday Aug 7th in the BP booth near the Ferry building as part of the Harmony Arts Festival. All works are for sale.     11 artists were invited to paint on site in the British Properties (BP) new pr0posed development area. A couple splendid days in the sunshine and shady sparkle […]

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