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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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