October 2021

Painting watercolour on canvas allows for texture to be added to the surface of the painting. I painted these for The Art District Gallery 12 x 12 Plus exhibit opening online November 1st. I am also offering to teach this technique through Button Factory Arts this fall.

August 2021

A new exhibit at The Art District Gallery. I have revisited my artwork and found that butterflies are a recurring theme for me. The butterfly symbolizes hope, transformation and resilience . In the same thread of revisiting my artwork I transformed a watercolour teaching demo of flowing water using ink. On exhibit at www.artdistrictgallery.org until Sept. 30.

July 2021

Summer is a time to explore new things. I have been learning how to manipulate paper into lanterns making momigami Japanese paper, chochin structures and paper architecture from Helen Hiebert. Here are my works in progress…

May 2021

As part of my spring teaching of Watercolour Explorations, I introduced my students to Sumi-e painting with ink and watercolour. Sumi-e is an artform that my mother taught me. It is Japanese ink painting usually done on washi or Japanese mulberry paper. Here are some paintings submitted to the “Strolling Into Summer” exhibit at The Art District Gallery. The exhibit runs June 1-July 31, 2021.

April 2021

April 1-May 31st The ADG has a new exhibit “Colossal Art Studio Sale”. Visit http://www.artdistrictgallery.org.

I have submitted this cyanotype and unshin stitching jean jacket into the PRESS juried show at Button Factory Arts for May. Happy to announce that I won an award for this entry on May 1st at the opening of the show.

March 2021

Registration is now open for the Spring online classes at Button Factory Arts. I will be teaching Watercolour Explorations Tuesdays 1-3pm April 20-May 25th. In addition to watercolour painting, I will teach ink washes with watercolour and introduce Japanese sumi-e ink style painting with watercolour.

December 2020

The Art District Gallery new exhibition runs Dec 1 – Jan 31. As I reflect on my artwork in this exhibit I realize how much I am influenced by my daily walks in the forest and trails. I am spending more time capturing moments with my camera. I come back to familiar compositions in my artwork. Notice the similarities!

I will be teaching a fun painting workshop on Zoom in December. Registration is through http://www.buttonfactoryarts.ca/store. We will be drawing and painting a chickadee on greeting cards. Those who follow me on instagram will notice that I have been photographing my local bird friends.

November 2020

I am teaching my last on site class at Button Factory Arts for the year. It has been a luxury to hold a small self distancing mask wearing class. Here are two of my teaching demos in watercolour and ink. As well, I continue to study Japanese calligraphy, here is a contemporary abstract of the word shooting star.

hiragana for the word shooting star “nagareboshi”