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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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ZOCALO Winter Studio Jan20-Feb20

Workshops and Open Studio @ ZOCALO       441 Marine Drive   in Gibsons Landing thank you again to Joann Heatherington for the use of her bright and spacious retail shop. This year the Pop-up WINTER STUDIO will host visiting artists Christy Sverre & Jen Drysdale. Check out the calendar/schedule below for activities, classes, […]

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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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Who wants to go to TUSCANY ?

CALL FOR INTEREST I am meeting this week with the Specialty Villas travel consultant to fine tune the details for a week’s painting retreat in ITALY – the southern Tuscan/Umbria region. This would be my first visit to Italy – so I don’t claim to have any local knowledge – and would rely on their […]

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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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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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the Calendar is filling up…

For the past several years I have been “blocking” out my time. Taking on several large projects back to back, painting for exhibition deadlines and teaching scheduled classes – but that doesn’t leave much time for creative respite. I realized as things were overlapping my stress level was going up and the quality of all […]

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Seeattle. Nov journey.

We had such a great visit to Portland back in August this summer – and said at the time we should take the train down next time – with a stopover in Seattle to explore. A plan for next year we thought. Well Brian’s suggestion that we have a night in Vancouver to celebrate our […]

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