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Step up to the table.

Sit at the Table.  I read (or listened to) a book recently by Sheryl Sandberg  LEAN IN.  She is CFO of Facebook. Yes. Facebook. It was mostly about barriers – real and emotional – to success and being taken seriously for women in the workplace. But SO much of what she had to say made […]

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Day SIX

4:30 start down at the waterfront to catch the full moon eclipse     back home for a re-sleep and then out on my bike to Balboa Pier for some sketching in my Moleskine Bare feet in the ocean and sand this morning, then a gelato as an excuse to sit in the cafe and sketch […]

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Day THREE

An early start in the dawn dark. Hot Santa Ana winds this morning. Completely different from the icy morning 3 days ago “Balboa Island – Dawn” Santa Ana wind 6″x 12″ OIL on panel.   Diana, Aileen, Linda, Dustin and sister Tess at Huntington Gardens in Pasadena.

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Day ONE Limestone Canyon

What a start to a great trip. A day out with a gang of fellow painters, hanging on in the back of a truck, exploring the canyons and back country of Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Such Fun. Thanks to talented painter –  Monica Edwards – for her volunteer efforts, support of Irvine Ranch Conservancy and a lovely […]

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Arrival CA. sunset stroll

Painting on location for the next week on Balboa Island, Newport Beach and Laguna coastline.CA. A case in point…for right time – right place. This will be my homework tonight after I unpack. I will be up in the back country tomorrow at 7am. In the canyon lookout hosted by Irvine Ranch Conservation area.

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California – here I come

All packed up with plenty of panels and 300 lb watercolor paper. Tripod/easel, folding stool and even my best Bella – as the weather looks promising. No dress shoes this trip. Follow my adventures ( almost ) daily as I explore the coast and canyons near Laguna Beach, meet up with fellow painters, friends and […]

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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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BC Plein Air – the tribe gathers

An informal association of British Columbia’s most acclaimed Plein Air artists featured in conjunction with regional events.  Like the iconic Canadian Group of 7 and the traditional French Impressionist painters, this talented group of invited artists celebrates the diverse BC landscape working directly from natural & urban settings. Watch for future events & activities and […]

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NEW upcoming events tab

I am in the process of updating my website with a “store” and fresh works feature. Please forgive the out-of-date works and layout until then. It REALLY needs work. Until the complete makeover – and with SO much stuff coming down the pipe over the coming months I thought it was best to have a […]

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Desert waters. not far but SO different

just a mountain range inland (east) from the west coast of rain forest and lush green undergrowth, is a different world. I love to come and paint in the northern desert, Okanagan, Thompson and Chilcotan of British Columbia. Rock and pines dominate the landscape and the light is intense. here are some of the plein […]

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