Saturday, November 12, 2016

Expressions of Death Exhibition: Personal Journeys


Thank you, COHA and ARTSCO, for the invitation to exhibit, present & facilitate expressions with paint at the Alternator Centre of Contemporary Art. Sharing hope, inspiration & creativity through loss with love on our human journey. October 28 - November 12, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Run and Leap

Run for fun, run for clarity, run for strength,
take that leap of faith,
challenge yourself,
face your fears
follow that dream.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thanksgiving (Everyday)

Thanksgiving  oil on linen  72" x 72"

On Thanksgiving Day 2014 this painting was complete - thus named. A reminder to me as each day draws to a close to take time to reflect and give thanks.

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Just over twenty years ago Julia Cameron helped usher me onto a new path with her creative teachings  in her book, the Artist's Way.

Our journey through this life is a mixture of peaks and valleys, twists and turns, comings and goings...and the list goes on. And through it all, I found my way back to her book six months ago. Within one week of writing, whatever came to mind, my 'morning pages', as Cameron calls them - wondrous events occurred. Three of these - a exhibition date at the VPAG, a visual presentation date at OPUS and reestablishing my relationship with Mountain Galleries - were physical manifestations of what I had written and verbally expressed to others.  Enlightening. A quickening.  An opening to focus and engage more fully in my art practice and life.

Cameron writes, "Morning pages map our own interior. Without them, our dreams may remain incognito." Thank you for your insight, wisdom and sharing, Julia! This is just the beginning (again)...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Home

 Quick, Quick, Slow 2   oil on canvas    18" x 36"

So pleased when a piece finds a new home with delighted owners!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thank You Fairmont Banff Springs and Mountain Galleries

Thank You to the team at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont  and  Fairmont Banff Springs for the memorable Art Residency experience. Thank you for the warmth, friendliness and attention and the 'pinch-me-am-I-going-to-wake-up-from-a-dream' setting. Everything was exceptional!!

My painting, "Lift Off" has found a new home in the quiet lounge on the Fairmont Gold floor. Here I am presenting the painting to Liam Ransome, Fairmont Gold Manager.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Banff Art Residency May 30 - June 8, 2016

My Art Residency with The Fairmount Banff Springs and Mountain Galleries has been a whirlwind. Sadly, only one more day left. 

A synopsis: from meeting guests at the hotel and visitors to Banff from all over the world...

to teaching an art lesson to a very keen art student who made her first oil painting in a three hour art lesson...

to having film maker, Brian Taylor, and his wife, Dawn, come to Banff for a couple days to shoot for the documentary he is making about my painted life journey...

to, actually, making some oil paintings...

to playing, a little, in Banff National  Park and eating, a lot, of delicious food at the Banff Springs with my man...

to being so grateful for this life, for love, for the connections made during my time at The Castle in the Rockies and for the paintings yet to be born from this experience and my reintroduction into the mountains via Mountain Galleries.

To be continued...