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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 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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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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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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