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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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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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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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BOWEN Opus Acrylic weekend

OPUS workshop on BOWEN ISLAND  June 4/5  Step Up & Out with Acrylic Had a great sunny weekend of teaching, painting, flowers, chocolate and exploring Bowen. 9 painters enjoyed painting the spectacular site at the “farm” hosted by Opus owner David & Aubin Van Berkel. After meeting at the central tent for discussion and back for […]

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playing on the Dark side. Gouache

I have been getting a lot of comments about my recent goauche OPAQUE watercolor studies on – on my recent travels through the Okanagan the last couple of weeks. There was a flurry of interest a few months ago with the publication of an article in the international Plein Air Magazine ” playing on the […]

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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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ART CRAWL demos

ART CRAWL day one… Friday Oct16 ART CRAWL day Two… Saturday Oct 17 Demo in progress. 14×18 in Acrylic on panel I have set up the following photos as pairs to best compare the stages as they progress. The description of of each stage is below the photo. LAYOUT 8.5×11 photo of VanDusen gardens – […]

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Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL

 Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL Oct 16-17-18 # 10 on your map ! I will be doing a live demo 2-4 each day (wear your coat – if it is nice out I WILL be outside and leave extra time to visit the garden Lots of new small pieces and Studio payment plan on larger works […]

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The PAINT OUT event Sept 11-12-13

Well another year behind us – and blessed with fine weather we had a wonderful time, and I think the new schedule was a hit with participants – painting in the mornings, Demos in the afternoons. 33 painters this year (18 last year) and 22 of them were from OFF the Sunshine Coast. Some staying […]

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