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.
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:
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!
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!
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!
It’s my favourite time of the year—gorgeous fall colours, the last of the summer’s warmth—and a chance to connect with hundreds of art lovers! Yes, the Art Crawl weekend is fast approaching. My studio (along with 164 OTHER artists’ studios from Langdale to Earls Cove) will be open
10 am-5 pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct 19-21)
Hope you’ll drop by my studio at 5472 Hydaway Place, Halfmoon Bay, BC. Watch for the colourful polka-dots on the Art Crawl signs to make your way to my door. Pick up an Art Crawl map at any location (or on the ferry) to plan your travels.
I am especially excited this year, because I have been working really hard over the past months to advance my oil painting skills. I’ve always loved the look of oils, but my passion for pastels (and acrylics) kept me from experimenting much with them. No longer! I have 26 new oil paintings to show this weekend, including landscapes and a handful of figure paintings that are, I believe, some of my very best work to date. Come by and see!
I also have a new collection of ‘kids on the beach’ in pastel—these images are always popular, and I’ve got some very sweet ones this year.
Enjoy the Crawl!