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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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regional offerings. Book & Gallery

The Sunshine coast has been described as a “necklace” with attractions and scenic views stretching from Langdale to Lund. As the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl visitors will testify, it is also a mecca of creative offerings in galleries, studios, open markets and events. How fortunate we are to have this organized annual event to highlight […]

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Winter Studio | Zocalo Jan22-Feb19

JAN POYNTER – studio & painting workshops from Jan 22 to Feb 19 I will be in studio at Zocalo – 441 Marine Dr – right across from our Co-op gallery and next to the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. My friend Joann Heatherington closes up her wonderful fashion store and flies south every winter for a […]

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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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