Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Strawberries in a Jar
Cut Glass and Strawberries
10 blocks of Art. 30 years of fun!
Join us for THE art party of the year! Over 170 artists will demonstrate technique and engage with the public on Moss St. I will be demonstrating Painting the Effect of Glass. Be sure to stop by and say hi! I do not yet know my location but will let you know as soon as I do. Enjoy fabulous art, live music and great food and beverage from local vendors. All ages are welcome.
11 am - 4 pm Artists on Moss St.
10 am - 6 pm Gallery Open
6 pm - 9 pm Family-Friendly Beer Garden
Moss St. Victoria BC, Canada
See you at the Paint-In!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Lemons through Glass Oil 8 x 8
Here's another painting from my Glass Series. In this one I layered glassware and lemons, trying to find enough distortion to make it interesting but still seeing immediately what it is. I love the effect of glass and the colours found in the reflections. Although representational, there are many abstract passages when painting glass, which makes it a really fun and challenging subject.
I'll be demonstrating painting the effect of glass at the TD Art Gallery Paint-In, coming up Saturday, June 15th. Let's all hope for sunshine and no wind! Large canvases turn into sails when the Island wind picks up.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The Golden Hour Acrylic 30 x 30
If you've ever wondered how to paint the transparency, distortions and refraction found in glass, and the extreme values and reflections found in silver, I will be doing a free demonstration at Opus this Saturday, June 10th. You can chose either 12:00 - 1:30 or 2:30 - 4:00. Bring an artist friend and have fun! Book your spot by calling Opus at 250 386-8133
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Spring 20 x 16 Acrylic
Available through the Community Arts Council Gallery
Here is another piece from my series on painting the effect of glass. Although representational, there are many abstract passages, due to reflection and refraction, and the transparent nature of the glass. In the middle of the painting, during the ugly stage, I questioned why I chose this composition, but by the end I found it hugely satisfying! I was so pleased to have this painting and the one from my previous post 'Time to Reflect', accepted into the FCA Spring Show.
The show is hung, open to the public, and receiving great reviews. If you're in the area I hope you'll be able to drop by and enjoy the beautiful and varied work by many of Victoria's favourite artists.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time To Reflect 30 x 40 Acrylic
Time to Reflect is part of a series of paintings I am currently working on that investigate the nature of glass. Although representational, this cut crystal bowl creates many abstract passages caused by the natural transparency, reflections and distortions in glass. Light plays a major role in my paintings and especially in this one as the light passes through the cut crystal bowl sending shards of light in all directions. It was so much fun to paint!
Monday, July 18, 2016
A big thank you to all of the 35,000 art lovers who came out in droves to enjoy seeing local artists creating their art, along Moss St. in Victoria. Thanks also to my great helpers Liz and Pat and to my host house, (the home I was positioned in front of). You were all so helpful and especially the homeowners on Moss, who came to rescue with first aid! It was such a fun day visiting with lots of friends and meeting new friends who enjoyed my art.
Whether looking North or looking South, the crowd was thick and very friendly and enthusiastic!
This year there was a record 200 artists gracing the street and demonstrating their art form! Every art form you can think of was represented on Moss St. this past Saturday.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I'm looking forward to the TD Art Gallery Paint-In this Saturday July 16th, from 11:00 - 4:00 on Moss St., in Victoria BC. Over 35,000 art lovers roam the street viewing 120 artists demonstrating their art forms en plein air. If you are in Victoria, I will be located at Oxford St. and Moss St. and would love you to stop by and say hi! Below are a few of the small works I will be showing at the event.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Satsuma IV Oil 10 x 8 $325
Oolong Oil 8 x 10 $325
I'm really pleased that my paintings Satsuma IV and Oolong are in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Summer Small Works Show! I recently attended the Artists Reception in the Massey Hall, and must say it is a beautiful show. There are so many gorgeous paintings by well known artists, and all at affordable prices. If you are on the market for a small piece of art, or are looking for a special gift for someone, check it out! Entry to the Small Works Show is free. For information on these paintings contact the Art Gallery Sales and Rentals.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Anchored Acrylic 24 x 36
Here's another painting from our time in Bali. This one is from the Island of Nusa Lembongan. We stopped at a little beachside warang for lunch, and this was our amazing view. I had a lot of time to take in the many astounding shades of blue before our eyes. I knew I was going to have to paint this one!
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Path Between the Rice Paddies Acrylic 16 x 20
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Porcelain and Pears Oil 8 x 10 SOLD
This is another piece from my Eastern Aesthetic series of blue and white porcelain. It was a small work that I painted for my Studio Tour. It was a popular piece over that weekend, and ended up going to new home. The lovely couple who bought it have taken painting classes from me, so I was very happy that it went to a good home with people I know and enjoy. Our paintings are almost like our pets!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Satsuma II Oil 12 x 16 SOLD
This painting is going to new owner on the weekend, as it was purchased at my recent Oak Bay Artists Studio Tour. Thanks to all of you who came out for the event, and stayed for some great conversations. I so enjoyed meeting you!