The Love that Surrounds Me 1 & 2. Diptych 36" x 36" ea

Friday, September 2, 2011

San Juan Islands Commission

I recently finished a diptych (two piece painting) for a couple who have a cabin in the San Juan Islands.  They wanted a painting that resembled the view they have from their living room window:

After thinking for a while about how I could come up with a composition with trees, beach, mountains and ocean, I drew up a simple sketch that met with their approval:

and I began the painting(s). 

The finished piece: 

 "Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon"                                              36" x 72" (36x36 ea) 

 They were very pleased with the painting and were kind enough to send me a photo of how it looks hanging above their fireplace:

I enjoyed tackling a new composition idea and working with people who allowed me to be as creative as I needed to be.  (Thanks J & C!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gallery 223 Art Exhibition

There was a steady flow of friends and art lovers all day at the Opening on June 18.
The show runs at Gallery 223 in Nanaimo until June 30.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jenkins Showler Gallery Opening New Location Today

Jenkins Showler Gallery is opening their doors to a new location today at

The Shops at Morgan Crossing
Unit 101 - 15735 Croydon Drive
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
V3S 2L5

I am exhibiting these 2 pieces for the first time at Jenkins Showler:

The Love that Surrounds Me 1 and 2                             36" x 36" ea

These two pieces hanging together are 3 high by 6 feet long and give the viewer a feeling of being surrounded by lush cedars in one of British Columbia's grand forests.

Making a trip to this new location makes for a great day of visiting beautiful shops and restaurants.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Painting Two Loves

I like to switch back and forth from painting my admiration of the free flowing trees of British Columbia and my fascination and love of architecture:  Italian and of beautiful Vancouver, BC.

I finished a couple of new paintings of Italy after returning from my last trip there in September.  They are both from the Cinque Terre region... I love painting these because the scenes put me right back there when I'm working on them... >> sigh <<

Riomaggiore Harbour                    36x24 

Italian Afternoon in Vernazza                           24"x24"

I am continuing to work on new pieces for my Vancouver City Series of paintings this week.  If you have any favourite places, views of or buildings in Vancouver that you'd like to see painted, I love to know about them.

New Arbutus Tree Paintings

Better When We're Together   24x36

Dance Like No One's Watching     24x36

We've Got the Whole World (in Our Hands)  48x18

With Arms Wide Open 30x24

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In with the New and Out with the Old

In keeping with the West Coast theme, I've decided to compliment the Tree Series I am still working on, with a Vancouver City series.  These are the first two pieces, more to come!

I introduce to you, The New:

"We Simply Have It All"   24" x 36"   
[View of English Bay, Downtown Vancouver from Point Grey Road, Kitsilano Beach]

"Friendly Neighbours"  36" x 36" 
[view from 29th Floor, Sheraton Wall Centre, Burrard Street]
As I was working, I had a story going on in my head for this painting:  I was imagining the middle building to be a woman, the two outside buildings were men who were chatting her up at sunset... 


And Out with the Old, being, of course, the aftermath from focused creativity and the constant decision making involved.

So, yep... out with the Old to get ready to begin more New!