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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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SPRING 2015 West Van classes

just finalized the dates and location for 2 weekend workshop events in West Vancouver. BASIC ACRYLIC  with JAN POYNTER Weekend Workshop | WEST VAN  FEB 21 & 28 . 2015  SATURDAYS Only     10 am – 2 pm     fee  $220 For beginners and artists wanting to re-boot their painting practice or try out acrylics for the first time. […]

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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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Thursday PA – Armour’s Beach

Well it is always worth packing the paint box and venturing out into the day. The rain only came once in 2 minute sprinkle and the sky, clouds and light were worth the trouble of putting up the umbrella. When I get near the waterfront  – unless there is a great old boat handy I […]

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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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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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