Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Strawberries and Cream Oil 8 x 10
Autumn Glow Oil 8 x 8
Take Me Home Oil 24 x 30
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!