Small Feats 2017

"Francois II", oil on canvas, 12"x12"

“Francois II”, oil on canvas, 12″x12″

Two new paintings of mine will be up for sale at the Niagara Artists Centre’s Annual Small Feats Show & Sale. This is a fun and exciting art show, the largest in the Niagara region, and the major fundraiser for NAC.

“Happy Pig” and “François II”, both oil on gallery wrapped canvas will be up for sale for $200 each

Saturday 8 April 2017
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St.Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2
Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM

"Happy Pig", oil on canvas, 12"x12"

“Happy Pig”, oil on canvas, 12″x12″


All square foot (12×12″) original works of art are on sale for $200, and they’ve added an even smaller option to this year’s wall, with 6”x 8” original artwork for $100.

Come on out for a fun party and art show!  Support your local artist run gallery and local artists.  It is always a full house, but say hello if you can find me, and share your thoughts about my newest paintings.





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30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017 – Day 8 & 9

Monday and Tuesday I was leading two of my Paint Parties, so I was still painting and am counting those days in my 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge since not only was I painting those days, but leading groups of people to create their paintings too! I may put up an auction of my Paint Party paintings soon, so follow my posts and facebook pages, if you are interested.

beneath-the-coconut-treeMonday night we had a great time at Mokus Restaurant in Fonthill. Mokus is a fantastic Hawaiian restaurant, so all of the paintings I am creating and leading have a Hawaiian theme too.  Monday’s painting was “Beneath the Coconut Tree”.  Everyone had a great time!  Mokus has a great variety of Hawaiian foods to appeal to everyone and has tropical drink specials on the night of our Paint Parties. They play Hawaiian music and with the power of the internet, even broadcast a Hawaiian radio station in the restaurant.

I always take pictures as we progress and post them on my Art Studio Facebook photo albums.sunbathing-sea-turtle

If you live near the Pelham/Welland area, our next Paint Party at Mokus is on Monday Feb. 6 and we’ll be painting “Sunbathing Sea Turtle”.  Tickets can be purchased on the Paint Party’s event page of my website, but are selling fast so get them soon so you are not disappointed!


italian-vistaLast night I was leading my Paint Party at Julia’s Bistro and Catering in Dunnville, ON.  So I moved from the Hawaiian theme to an Italian theme.  Julia’s offers great Italian food, as well as more Canadian fare, like her top-rated hamburger, which will be featured on the “Burger Wars”.  They are coming to her restaurant to film on Jan. 28 and 29.

Last night our painting was “Italian Vista”.  This painting is fun because there is a lot of room for variation in colour mixing, what is included, or left out.  It does have more steps than a lot of my paintings, but everyone did great and had a fun time!  Sorry that two of our guests had to miss the fun due to illness, but I’ll look forward to seeing them at the next event.italian-vineyard

We’ll be painting “Italian Vineyard” on Tuesday Feb. 7 so if you live near the Dunnville, ON area, or are visiting, get your tickets on my website on the Paint Party’s event page and join in on the fun! The great thing about my Paint Parties is you don’t need any experience.  I walk everyone through step-by-step, but all the paintings are different in the way people mix colours, create brushstrokes, or add their own creativity.



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“Wake Up Call” and Small Feats 2015

polish-crested-rooster-painting-malowanyI just finished “Wake Up Call”, which is one of the painting I will be submitting to the Small Feat exhibit and sale at the Niagara Artists Centre.  This is my fourth year participating and the show gets bigger each year.  It is a great chance to see and support the local artists and a great local art organization.  Small Feats is one of the Niagara Artists Centre’s main fundraising show.

Here are the details:

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Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara

Saturday 11 April 2015 at NAC (Niagara Artists Centre) 354 St Paul St, St Catharines, ON L2R 3N2
Doors at 8:00PM – VIP Preview at 7:40PM*

Over two hundred works of original art! Photography, painting, assemblage, printing!

Support Niagara Artists!
Support the Niagara Artists Centre!


*Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, and Champions
Become a member, renew, or upgrade your membership today!

You can preview the artwork on the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) website

(Be sure to see all the pages by clicking on the next page at the bottom)

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Young Guernsey Cow

This is one of my paintings from the 30 Day Challenge for the month of September.  I realized about a week into starting the challenge that this time of year was too busy with art events, the fall harvest, canning season, etc., to paint, photograph and post a new painting every day.  However, the challenge did make me use my time more creatively to get more time to paint.  I think January will be a better time for me to take on the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge again.

Young Guernsey Cow

 “Young Guernsey Cow”, acrylic on baltic birch, 8″x10″

Note:  Framing can be added so the painting is ready to hang, for an additional charge depending on frame.


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Day 4: Tinkerbell

My Day 4 painting is of Tinkerbell, an Old Boston Bulldog I met at the West Niagara Fair in Smithville while my youngest daughter was showing her goat for 4-H. Between a busy week of family activities, with goat showing, rabbit showing, etc., plus being blessed with an abundant crop of vegetables needing to be harvested and processed, I am behind in my daily painting. A garden related injury to my right index finger has made typing a bit of a challenge too, but at least I am left handed, so my painting hand is fine!

The good news is I have a lot of paintings started and took some great reference photos taken, so I’ll be working on catching up.

Day 4: “Tinkerbell”, oil on baltic birch, 8″x8″

Note: for the Challenge, I will ship within Canada & U.S. for free if you purchase a “30 Day Painting” during September, 2014, so if you live in Canada or the U.S., select “Pick Up” as the shipping option so you aren’t charged for shipping and add a note or complete my contact form on my website with your shipping address. Framing can be added so the painting is ready to hang, for an additional charge depending on frame.


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