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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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VanDusen Plein Air activities APRIL

We’re almost there –  after a month or so of seeking out the best trees and and views I am down to touching up 5 paintings. 2 canvasses and 3 panels…and I will add one final piece on the day of the PAINT OUT & PICNIC April 20. Watch Carol McQuaid’s great little video about her printmaking […]

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VCBF – chasing the Cherries

Well I started off sketching on location in mid February… and it has been a real challenge this year. Snow every couple of weeks and still very chilly temps have kept the blossom under wraps. On the street here at Dumfries & 21st. Part of my inspiration for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival paintings and […]

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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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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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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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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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