Friday, December 2, 2016

Quietly Waiting - Sold


This is a small 6.5 x 8.5 watercolour of a patient blue heron.

Blue Heron Watercolour Mono Prints


These are two small watercolour Mono prints pulled from the same painting. They are approx 5" x 6"

Standing Watch


This is a 14"x 10" acrylic painting on paper of a great blue heron.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

SILENT PASSAGE - SOLD


This is a watercolour painting that was sold at the Port Moody Art Association Annual show 2016.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Positively Petite show



I will be participating in the annual Positively Petite show put on by Place des Arts from Nov. 13 to Dec. 16, 2016.  This annual show showcases approximately 20 artists specifically showing miniature art pieces.  The reception will be Sunday Nov. 13 from 2 - 6 p.m.  Place des Arts is located  at 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C.


 Close to Shore - Sold 2016

Marsh Retreat - Sold 2016

Red Wings - Sold 2016
 Black Bird - Sold 2016




Positively Petite show



I will be participating in the annual Positively Petite show put on by Place des Arts from Nov. 13 to Dec. 16, 2016.  This annual show showcases approximately 20 artists specifically showing miniature art pieces.  The reception will be Sunday Nov. 13 from 2 - 6 p.m.  Place des Arts is located  at 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C.


Port Moody Art Centre Winter Treasures show



I will be participating in the Port Moody annual Winter Treasures show.  The reception is Nov. 10, 2016 from 6 - 8 pm. at 2425 St John's Street, Port Moody, B.C.  The show will be on from Nov. 10 to Dec. 21, 2016.

 In the Shallows - Sold 2016

 Urban Fish - Sold 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

News Article


Thank you to the Tri City News for the interview and promotional article on what's happening
with all the art shows going on that I'm privileged to be in.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Almost Hidden and Belcarra Starfish




These two watercolours (Top) Almost Hidden 15"x 25" and Belcarra Starfish (Bottom) 14"x 21" will be shown at the Federation of Canadian Artists "Scenes From Western Canada" juried exhibition September 6 - 18th, 2016.  The gallery is on Granville Island on Cartwright street.  To view the show online just visit www.artists.ca/gallery.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sunset at Fawn Lake



This is a new acrylic on canvas painting done of one of my favorite places - Fawn Lake in the Cariboo.  It is 18"x36"

Friday, June 17, 2016

Two Watercolour Minis - SOLD

Blue Heron Grace - Watercolour - SOLD
 This w/c painting "Summer Blue" - SOLD




These are also mini paintings, slightly larger than my acrylic minis at 3"x4" and are in watercolour.

Little mini paintings

BLACK BIRD - SOLD
FULL MOON


  QUAIL COUPLE - SOLD

 QUAIL ON THE TRAIL - SOLD



These are some of the little 3"x4" Mini paintings that I have been painting in acrylic.  They are a lot of fun to create and I've been busy doing quite a few. The Mountain scene is Mount Baker, the surfer is from the Tofino area, the quails from the interior and the crows are local.

Fruit Still life sketch


Hiking Crystal Falls


This is a new painting and is acrylic on paper 14"x10"   Crystal Falls is an easy pretty and popular hike in the right in the urban area of Coquitlam.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Eye of the horse


Sometimes it's fun and beneficial to just draw a portion of something - like in this case the eye of horses.  I drew out the eyes first and then painted them in watercolour.

Still Life sketches

Watercolour still life sketches
I sometimes like to add inspirational sayings to some of my sketches, as
I have done with these.

Wooden bird houses:  "We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act but a habit"

 Wooden sculpture:   "The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse." & "You can always get what you want, but if you try, you'll find you get what you need."
Fruit still life: "Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow."

Plein Air Paintings

 Watercolour sketch from the Colony Farm area.



Watercolour/Pen and Ink sketch from the Buntzen Lake area.

Todd



A sketch from one of the Suite E Life Drawing Sessions at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Catlin


This is a drawing of one of Suite E's favorite models, Catlin during one of  our drawing sessions.

Fall Reflections and Ribbons of Light


Fall Reflections - Abstract  10"x 13" Acrylic/collage on paper.


Ribbons of Light - 13" x 10" Acrylic/collage on paper.

Frosted Leaves


This is a 10"x 13" acrylic/collage painting on paper.  I've been experimenting with acrylics and paper collage and having a great time loosing up a little.  This painting was shown at the Federation Gallery
on Granville Island in their Works on Paper show that ran from Jan. 19-31, 2016.

Small Succulant


This is another 6"x 6" acrylic painting on a gesso panel.

Moab Landscape


This is a small 6"x 6" acrylic painting on a gesso panel from the Utah area. I love the Utah red landscape and love to paint it's beautiful rocks and foliage.

Moab Cactus


This is a small 6"x 6" acrylic on gesso panel from the Utah area.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Photo for a mural

I belong to the Port Moody Art Association and I am pleased to say that they chose a photo I took of a great blue heron to be their mural image for a 50th club anniversary project in 2017.  The photo was enlarged and this was the first time I has seen it.  It will be cut up into 35 squares and distributed among 35 club participants.  Each person (including myself) will use a reference drawing on a canvas to paint a picture and then all the canvas' will be assembled and the Great Blue Heron will reimmerge as the final image. There is a lot to do yet and we're still a long way from completion but the final mural will be hung at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody.