April 2019

Butterflies and flowers.  Collagraph print and watercolour painting, 2 of my artworks currently at The Art District Gallery.


March 2019

On the side.. playing with laminated clay at The Button Factory in a handbuilding class taught by Karen Fletcher.  Practising my Japanese calligraphy. This character is “sakura” cherry blossom in cursive kanji. It is going to Japan to be juried and mounted on a scroll by Shodo Canada.

February 2019

Some traditional watercolour painting. With a record snowfall in Waterloo ON, I can only enjoy the beauty of the season. Teaching how to paint snow at Button Factory Arts and Luther Village this winter. Catch the new exhibit at The Art District Gallery March 1.

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January 2019

The Art District Gallery is hosting a juried show called Sweet 16. All artwork is no bigger than 16×16. Opening reception is January 18, 2019 at the gallery. My submissions include new works using hand painted washi (Japanese paper). Parts have practise sheets for my Japanese shodo calligraphy in sumi ink such as kanji for the word love and words relating to water. Other parts simulate the Japanese tie dying technique shibori. I have used resists and stencilling on hand sized and unsized paper, exploring the nature of washi and chigiri-e or ripped paper collage.

December 2018

I painted some sumi ink cards for The Art District Gallery. The new art exhibit opens with a Holiday Art Splash Party Dec. 7, 2018. I am also teaching a suminagashi marbling and origami card making workshop for seniors Dec. 6th at Button Factory Arts.

November 2018

Playing with resists and sizing at the Japanese Paper Place. Delving deeper into the acquatint etching process using spit bite and sugar lift with rosin dusting acquatint and ferric chloride at Button Factory Arts. Continuing the kaizen approach to continuous learning with shodo Japanese calligraphy at UW.

October 2018

Looking through the branches. A selection of fall paintings at The Art District Gallery for the Oct.26, 2018 reception. Giving an artist talk with Roslyn Ramsay Oct. 23rd for Art$Pay in Kitchener on “The Diviners” , artists that find water in their artwork.

I have 2 paintings in the COAA juried show at Etobicoke Civic Gallery with upcoming juried shows at BF Arts and KWSA at LINK.

Progress on photo etching aluminum plates waiting to be printed.