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Drum portrait

well a bit of a challenge this week –  a commission for a portrait of a Sechelt First Nations woman for her year memorial service near the end of the month. Always hard to do portraits or subjects with such emotional weight. And not on a canvas, but painted on the last handmade deerskin drum […]

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Haida Gwaii – Blog posts

Check out the JULY blog posts for photos of my working trip and travels in Haida Gwaii. Public art Project Artist Jan Poynter has been invited by the Village of Queen Charlotte to prepare and paint an original design on one of the central town utility boxes. Jan is also here to share her expertise with local […]

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Travelling the coast

I live in a pretty spectacular part of the world.This is a daily commute for some of us. We coasters tend to take it a little for granted, riding this huge ship through a deep fiord, sun shining, fluffly clouds and shadows racing. But today even the locals were commenting on the views. With the […]

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Acrylic paint dries fast

Watching paint dry. The advantage to acrylic paint is that it dries really fast. The disadvantage to acrylic paint is that it dries really fast. The challenge is to find a happy medium (no pun intended) I work very quickly, especially when painting on location. I like to glaze and layer colors using the subtle […]

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I am headed for Haida Gwaii in July !

Even before they re-claimed their traditional first nations name of Haida Gwaii – I have wanted to visit the Queen Charlotte Islands. Now I am heading off on July 4 to work on a community public art project for the Village of Queen Charlotte, and teach some workshops and plein air sessions.

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