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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 Please forgive the out-of-date works and layout until then.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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On the road. Princeton > Hwy 40

Our new discovery in budget stay places…thanks to Mike. I have driven through Princeton all my life. Who knew it had so much to offer. Cycling, hiking, birding, paddling, X-country ski…it seems we will be back. and only 3 hrs from Vancouver. and we had a beautiful walk out the old 1000 ft tunnel and […]

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AIR – day 1 Mackie House

Day 1 at Mackie House. arrived to meet our House manager Christine at 11:00 am and had a wonderful tour and historical dialog about the house, grounds, barn & artifacts. There will be paintings of Copper Kettles coming – maybe not with this landscape series ;-) but there are so many glowing golden red vessels…dented […]

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garden DEMO painting

Had a fabulous day of sunshine and warmth for my paint out DEMO in VanDusen last Sat. 11 student/participants working in the Perennial garden with lots of shrubery and clumps of foliage and color. Left is the Demo on site – right is another 30 min in the studio. Fine tuning the darks and pushing […]

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Plein Air workshop materials LIST 2015

The following document link will provide a list of materials and equipment needed for my Plein Air workshops and suggested items for painting on location for Watercolor OR Acrylic.   MATERIALS LIST link below: June14 PlAir WVan Wkshp_materials list POY

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