My work in Federation of Canadian Artists Acrylics in Action Exhibition

Two of my paintings (see below) were accepted into the Acrylics in Action exhibition at the Federation Gallery on Vancouver's Granville Island and will be on show from Sept 26-Oct 8.  Hope you get a chance to see the show!

Vanishing Point (acrylic on panel; 36" x 36") $1200

Vanishing Point (acrylic on panel; 36" x 36") $1200

Equinox Evening (acrylic on panel; 16" x 20") $650

Equinox Evening (acrylic on panel; 16" x 20") $650

Paintings on the Coast

My work will be visible in a variety of locations on the coast in the coming months...

I'll have a work in the Sechelt Public Library over the next few months.

My first large (30 x 60) oil (Merry and Bright) is in the Present Tense show at GPAG for the rest of this month.

I am pleased to also announce that fellow artist Charmaine Bayntun and I will be mounting a show of our work at the Gibsons Public Market next summer (July, August, September).

And, of course, the Art Crawl is coming up (Oct 20, 21, 22)!  This year I'll have my large new oil paintings on display--I'm really excited about learning to work in this medium, at this scale, and happy with the results.  Also, inspired by a demo I attended at this years IAPS pastel convention in New Mexico, I've recently been experimenting with a whole new technique and subject matter--bright contemporary renderings of Pacific Northwest birds that include the use of various printing techniques plus pastel. Great fun and an interesting next step to my exploration of bright colours and patterns in last year's Beach Bits series! Come and take a look!

A Wing and a Prayer Mixed Media approx 19 x 22 price TBA

A Wing and a Prayer Mixed Media approx 19 x 22 price TBA

An Award for Touch the Stars!

I am excited to announce that my small beach painting Touch the Stars received the Terry Ludwig Second Prize at last Saturday's opening reception of the Pastel Artists Canada exhibition at Vancouver's Granville Island Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery.  Juror Richard McKinley mentioned that the piece 'transcended the cliche of kids at the beach, and exhibited the characteristics of good design and mark-making' even though it is small.  I was thrilled, and then even happier when the piece sold by the end of the reception, as well.

Appropriately, the prize associated with the award was a 90-piece set of Terry Ludwig pastels, colours selected by Richard McKinley! I can't wait to try them out when I'm back in the studio.

The PAC show continues to June 4th.  Two more of my pieces are available at the show--and of course there are still many 'beach bits' available at the studio--browse the 'figures' section to see what's still on offer.

Pastel Artists Canada annual juried show May 22-June 4

I am delighted to announce that I have had three pieces juried into this annual national show.  The show will take place at the Federation Gallery on Vancouver's Granville Island from May 22 through June 4, with the opening reception on Saturday May 27 from 2-4 pm.

It is especially gratifying to me that juror Richard McKinley, whom I consider to be perhaps the very best pastel artist working today, chose all three of my submitted images for this show.

Hope you'll come by and see them and all the other wonderful pastel pieces in the show!

Surf Splash pastel on sanded paper 8" x 8" $225

Surf Splash pastel on sanded paper 8" x 8" $225

Touch the Stars pastel on sanded paper 8" x 8" $225

Touch the Stars pastel on sanded paper 8" x 8" $225

Three Redheads pastel on textured panel $650

Three Redheads pastel on textured panel $650