Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 4 “Marshville Sawmill”

Today’s painting is “Marshville Sawmill”. I really like painting old architecture.  It has real character and a story to tell.  Wainfleet is fortunate to have a number of historical buildings all in one place in the village, thanks to the Marshville Historical Society, and holds the annual Marshville Heritage Festival…

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 3 “Piper”

Today’s painting is “Piper”. Piper is a ruffed white lemur who lives at Ringtail Ranch and Rescue, near us in Wainfleet, ON, Canada. Ringtail Ranch is a non-profit organization which provides a safe home for an abundance of wildlife. The animals have free range of their property and often follow…

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 2 “Bird of Paradise”

  Today’s painting was inspired by a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, ON.  I took many reference photos for future use.  I love the contrast of bright complimentary colours and unusual angular shapes of this flower. “Bird of Paradise” Oil on gesso birch panel, 8″x8″   Note:…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge January 2016: Day 1

Last year I participated in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, hosted by artist Leslie Saeta.  It was a good challenge and great way to start off the year, so I am participating again this January. Leslie has a map with all the participating artists’ locations so it should…

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Artist in Lobby at Garrison Little Theatre

I will be the Artist in the Lobby, with some of my artwork on display during Garrison Little Theatre performance of  “Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out” written by Norm Foster on Fri. Nov. 6, Sat. Nov. 7, Sun. Nov. 8, and the following weekend, Fri. Nov. 13 and Sat. Nov. 14…

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Art in the Park 2015, Montebello Park St. Catharines

I will be participating in the St. Catharines Art Association‘s 2015 Art in the Park, at Montebello Park, downtown St. Catharines. My artwork will be in the covered pavilion. 10am-5pm on Saturday July 18th 10am-4pm on Sunday July 19th Free admission and everyone is welcome. There will be over 20…

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Port Colborne ArtsWeek

The inaugural Port Colborne Artsweek 2015 is a new community initiative planned by a consortium of resources including: The City of Port Colborne Friends of Roselawn Centre (FORC) Community Artists Niagara (CAn) A week long selection of courses in a variety of arts are available to interested parties of all…

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Art Crawl 2015

Summer’s 1st Saturday will see Downtown Port Colborne’s vibrant arts scene shine after hours. Featuring artists from many genres. Live music, visual art in shop windows, and more!  Meet artists, enjoy the artwork, enjoy live demos and have fun! Join the fun on Saturday June 27th from 5pm to 11pm.…

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Millpond Art Show & Sale

I will be exhibiting in the St. Catharines Art Association’s (SCAA) annual Millpond Art Show & Sale this year, May 28-31. “Crab Apple Snack” and “Turtle Pile” (below) are two of the ten paintings I will have there. The event is sponsored by Millpond Studio of Photography at the beautiful,…

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Art Classes at Ancaster Michaels

I will be starting to teach Fine Art classes at the Michaels Arts and Crafts store in Ancaster in May. The schedule is on the Ancaster Michael’s website, so if you, or anyone you know, is in the area they can stop in or call Ancaster Michaels to register. I…

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The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre Members Show

Two of my January Challenge paintings, “Sharing the Box” and “Polish Crested Rooster”, are on exhibit and for sale at the Pumphouse Art Gallery Members Show in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you have not been to the Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre on Ricardo St in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it is a wonderful historic building…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 30: “Deuce”

Wow, last painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! My Day 30 painting is “Deuce”.​  I saved Deuce for the last because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to paint him.  Deuce was our beloved little beagle who we had for almost 13 years.  He would…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 29: “Sharing the Box”

My Day 29 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Sharing the Box”.​ Gem and Dixie, our two hens are sharing the nesting box.  We have a retirement home for chickens, here on our hobby farm.  We don’t eat meat, so our little chicken lay the occasional…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 28: “Tawny”

My Day 28 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Tawny”.​ Tawny is our little barn cat.  She used to be a bit shy, but in recent years has been following us around and quite vocal.  We figure she is probably blind or close to blind i…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 27: “Albert”

My Day 27 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Albert”.​ Albert is my cousin’s d in Vancouver, BC.  He is a loving member of the family, happy to be climbed on and loved by their 5 beautiful children. I look forward to meeting him “in person”…

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