August 2019

Studied Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing with Elizabeth Forrest in Toronto at Gerrard Art Space.

Learning how to carve and print multi colour blocks using kento registration. Will continue my lessons in the fall at Button Factory Arts.

June 2019

Making jewellery, learning more shodo (Japanese calligraphy), making monoprints, making a new tenkoku (stone carving signature block) and revising monoprints with collage and digital manipulation.

May 2019

May 31, 2019 First Art Crawl – Three art openings, one night in KW. KW Society of Artists Members show at Button Factory Arts. Art District Gallery Juried show Solstice.  Art$Pay launched the opening of their new Incubate space. Collaborating and working together make for a better community and success for all of us.

My monotypes reworked with aluminum plate photo etchings collaged. At The Art District Gallery until July 18th.


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.