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SEDONA retreat – great stay place

Back in 2012 Brian & I embarked on about 6 weeks roadtrip through California and the Southwest. My recent stay in Newport Beach reminded me of some wonderful creative locations in the south western US that I would like to share. Especially with the upcoming Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe New Mexico this coming […]

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Day EIGHT

love old architecture. Today was a study in rustic town frontage and cottages in Los Rios neighborhood and the the afternoon in the shade inside the walls at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Yes same place of Swallows fame. So many palm trees and beaches. This will be a different creative zone. And there will […]

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Day FIVE

Painting at Crystal Cove this morning. Fabulous beach, headland and old cottages. Bob Francis joined me and there is another gang of painters lurking out in the shade. (H2O painters… guessing it’s not oils) I will go and see what they’re up to after my late breakfast. Rode my bike down from Balboa Island this […]

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Day TWO

Nocturne workshop with Michael Obermeyer My studies from the workshop today. Photo was supplied. 8×10 OIL  of mine – using the instructors technique –  just over 2 hours 6×8 using my dark tinted panel technique. 20 minutes Such great creative time to focus SO much effort on 1 subject. A great group – organized by […]

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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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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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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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Plein Air – Sunshine Coast THURSDAY paint outs

  Join me for informal PAINT OUTS – working on location in great settings on the lower Sunshine Coast. THURSDAYS  10am – 2pm A “paint out”  is simply an opportunity for like-minded artists to gather, sketch, paint on location and hang out together. You can work near each other and chat – or on your own […]

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Plein Air PAINT OUT – Sechelt Day 1 & 2

Some photos from our recent Paint Out as part of the Sechelt Arts festival – Art on the Street. A calm sea and mild weather for day 2 and spectacular sunny, warm day for Day 2. Artists can Contact Jan about registering & participating in the next Sunshine Coast paint out.  Painters on site:  Jan […]

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2014 PAINT OUT – Gibsons Landing

Join in in the fun! At the NEXT Plein Air PAINT OUT  in .Gibsons Landing BC – Sept 13/14 2014 Painters working on site finished paintings on display at the Arts Building & the Landing Gallery. People’s Choice award and prizes Artist demos and presentations Sketchcrawl for Newbies Participants informal gathering/BBQ TENTATIVE event schedule GIBSONS […]

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