Wednesday, December 23, 2015

She wouldn't leave me alone...

I sat down to paint this image inspired by an old photograph. I am rather pleased with how it turned out. I am struggling to let go of outcomes and just paint what speaks to me. It may not be lucrative but it seems more important.  This is one of the images that haunts me until I do something about it. I like that there are images that do that but I don't know why they pester me.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Beautiful card available at :

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tony Valentine

 I received the news that a fellow painter, Tony Valentine, has passed away. He was a strong member of the Headwaters Art Society. He will be very much missed.

He loved to capture the beauty of the mountains in water color. Farewell, Tony.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

 I support Planned Parenthood. Their information, birth control and testing helps women and families everywhere, especially low income families.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Collagey bits

Shadows   8x10

I like how collage allows you to bring together things just seem to go together. You don't have to have any advanced drawing or painting skills to attend and enjoy a collage class. Just grab what speaks to you and start gluing.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

We have the technology....

I made several collages for the "Papier Colle Femmes" project a few years ago. I was very fond of a few of the collages and have missed them ever since. I decided to create similar ones for my own benefit.

This one depicts Artemis, goddess of wild animals.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

From the Workshop

I thought I would post a couple of paintings from the workshop. 

These were fairly quick studies but I am liking the brushwork.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Red Deer Summer Series

Fresh back from a week at Red Deer Summer Series, a week long painting class with Justin Ogilvie (a very fine teacher). Big thanks go out to the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance for their grant that enabled me to attend this outstanding level of instruction.

If you haven't been and you are anywhere near, Red Deer college offers several weeks of instruction through out the summer. You can stay at the residences on the campus (very reasonable). It's art camp for adults. Check this year's offerings out at:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

This week at the Hidden Garden Gallery

I have my show at the Hidden Garden Gallery this week.

 I had a lovely reception Monday night with great music and a wonderful turn-out.

As always, my step and fetch-it fella was there to support me.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Doing the Grandma thing....

My grand daughter was quite a young lady at her first art reception.

During her visit, she was tolerated by the pets

shown off by her Mommy and

enjoyed by her grandma PK.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

How can it be June so soon?

Time is flying by. I have been busy with grant applications and board meetings. I have a show at the Hidden Garden Gallery that I need to prepare for. My daughter and grand daughter are arriving for a visit. Too much fun!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Farm Chicks show--drat, missed it again

I made all my plans to attend the Farm Chicks show in Spokane this weekend
I love to view all the amazing displays that are created

Piles of vintage linens, interesting outfits worn by vendors and customers

Alas, my chaffeur let his passport expire, so NO Farm Chicks this year

but, as god is my witness, next year will be the year I get there!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Winlaw Water Days

  Yesterday, we attended the Winlaw Water Days.
  water sprites

 of every description appeared 

 to give thanks

and promise
 to protect

this most valued resource.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dream collage

A dream collage for 2015

This is my version of "write it down, make it happen"

Monday, March 23, 2015

Remembering the Clay City Oil Fields

Thinking of Jasper county. Driving in the work truck with Mom and Dad as Dad made his last check of the day on the pump jacks he took care of. Summer air as warm and fluid as milk. Cornstalks obscuring the sightline of crossroads. Lightning bugs at dusk.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Waiting   16x20    SOLD

This is a painting from a few years back. I was taking photos of the girl's twin sister who was modeling for us. When I looked over at this sister, who was patiently waiting her turn, I was smitten with her pose.

Friday, February 27, 2015

So long, Leonard Nimoy

Farewell, Mr. Spock

Thanks for all the memories and may you boldly go to be one with the stars..

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Because Alan nagged me for not posting...

"Journey"    large collage, maps, drawings, truck parts.

From my Cariboo College days. I learned not to make a painting bigger than I could fit into my car!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Farewell, Ted Harrison and thank you

Ted Harrison, an innovative and beloved Canadian artist, passed away today in Victoria BC. Thanks Mr. Harrison for showing us that there are more ways to paint than just traditional realism.

You can see a great article about Ted here:

Saturday, January 10, 2015