Abstract Gallery now added

Within the Works menu, you can now find a new gallery of abstract works. Some of these are finished works available for sale; others are samples of what can be commissioned through my ART4S service of art-by-the-square-inch ($1 per square inch!). Check out the page to learn more…

Butter Wouldn’t Melt  Acrylic on deep canvas 16 x 16 $256

Butter Wouldn’t Melt Acrylic on deep canvas 16 x 16 $256

Market Show in May

Come see new work by me and my fellow Landing Artists at our May show at the Market! That’s one of my new abstracts on the poster—I’ll have lots more and a new ‘paint-on-demand’ service to share! I’ll be on site all three days—hope to see you there.

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I Get Abstracted

I’ve just returned from another six weeks in New Zealand (which we now consider our second home). While there, I did a handful of landscapes in oil, inspired by the amazing scenery of Central Otago (South Island). Here’s one:

Over the Idaburn  oil on canvas 18 x 24 $950

Over the Idaburn oil on canvas 18 x 24 $950

However, my husband Frank had brought along a toolbox of fluid acrylics in luscious colours and a stack of cardstock offcuts. Watching him play, I became intrigued with the possibilities. In particular, I became interested in the potential for applying all the design elements that I have internalized for my representational work, to non-representational works. Eventually I became interested enough to start playing…

By the end of the month, I’d created twenty pieces, some small, some large. These explore the juxtaposition of a series of contrasts: shapes vs lines, geometric vs organic, transparent vs opaque, and analogous vs complementary colours. It was so much fun that my explorations are continuing. I’m sure I’ll always paint realistically, but generating these abstracts is pure fun, engaging and extending my intellect as well as my physical painting skills. And maybe they’ll be appealing to a whole different audience!

I’ll be launching this new line of work at our Landing Artists’ Spring Landing show at the Gibsons’ Public Market on the May long weekend (Friday May 17-Sunday May 19). Come tell me what you think!

Flight of the Magpie  acrylic on canvas on panel 23 x 19.5 $450

Flight of the Magpie acrylic on canvas on panel 23 x 19.5 $450



No Use Crying Over It  acrylic on canvas on panel 19.5 x 19.5 $400

No Use Crying Over It acrylic on canvas on panel 19.5 x 19.5 $400

Ready for the Blues  acrylic on canvas on panel 19.5 x 19.5 $400

Ready for the Blues acrylic on canvas on panel 19.5 x 19.5 $400

Crying the Blues  (sample) acrylic on mountboard 8 x 8 (can be printed any size @ $1 per square inch)

Crying the Blues (sample) acrylic on mountboard 8 x 8 (can be printed any size @ $1 per square inch)

Christmas Season at GPAG

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Again this year, I will join my fellow Landing Artists at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) in Gibsons to present my work as part of our annual Christmas Art Market. This year our Landing Artists will be joined by several other local artists (Charly Mithrush and Donna Stewart). Come see the fresh new work—art makes a great gift for your loved ones—or for yourself!

New Works Posted

Now that the Art Crawlers have had a chance to see my new works, I want to share them with a wider audience. You’ll find new landscapes in oil, new ‘kids on the beach’ in pastel, and a few oil paintings in a new figure series I’ve just begun. Have a look in the WORKS pages to see what catches your eye.

I met this model when she was working as a hostess in a local restaurant. Inspired by her elegance and presence, I hired her for a photo shoot. The resulting images were stunning, and continue to motivate me to capture her diverse expressions and moods in paint. Hope you enjoy these first few—expect to see more over the coming months!

Glowing Light (Tashina #2) Oil on canvas 24 x 20 framed $800

Glowing Light (Tashina #2) Oil on canvas 24 x 20 framed $800