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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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EVENT schedule-Gibsons Plein Air fest

2015  GIBSONS LANDING plein air PAINT OUT Sept 11-12-13 Painters working on site throughout the Landing  for 3 days finished “wet” paintings on display daily. People’s Choice award and prizes Free Artist demos and presentations Participants informal gathering/BBQ Final exhibition & reception the final event schedule will be available after June 15th.2015 for more info  […]

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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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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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HARMONY ARTS Grand Prix paint out

A lovely day all around – started with the early 6:20 ferry into the city ( sorry Brian to do that to you on your first day of holidays…) There was plenty of set-up going on and some of the regulars fishing down at the dock.  I managed a quick study on the dock with a […]

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GRAND PRIX – paint out 3hrs start-to-finish

Heading down early to the West Van waterfront – to register and paint for the HARMONY ARTS Plein Air Grand Prix. You’ll find me somewhere near the Ferry Building (below 14 th & Marine Dr) painting on site. Probably on the beach side. Always a challenge to decide on a great spot/view when you are […]

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Plein Air PAINT OUT Gibsons Landing Sept 2013

GIBSONS LANDING PAINT OUT  was part of the   IPAP International Plein Air  WORLDWIDE event SUBSCRIBE to receive email updates for Plein Air activities on the Sunshine Coast – BC.Canada The next event is planned for the Sechelt Arts Festival – Oct 26/27 at Snickett Park. PAINT OUT – Saturday 10-2  Sunday 10-2  Display/Sale 3-6 Sechelt Public Library […]

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ART WORKSHOPS private groups

As I am not teaching at the local College or Art Center at presentI am offering PRIVATE WORKSHOPS to small groups of local students. A minimum of 6 students is suggested – 10 students Maximum.Cost will be determined by the level of instruction and medium preferred.a LOCAL instruction rate of $ 400 per day includes:6 […]

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