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 - SOLD

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016


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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Positively Petite Show Nov 17 - Dec. 22, 2017

I will be participating in the annual Positively Petite show put on by Place des Arts from NOV. 17 TO DEC. 22, 2017  This annual show showcases approximately 20 artists specifically showing miniature art pieces.  The reception will be FRIDAY NOV 17 FROM 7pm to 9 p.m.  Place des Arts is located  at 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C.


I am currently exhibiting 6 paintings at the Port Moody Art Centre at their "WINTER TREASURES" show.
The centre is located at 2425 St. John's Street Port Moody, B.C.

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

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




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- SOLD

This is an 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.

Male Figure

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


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

THE HERON MURAL Completed 2017 for the 50th Anniversary of the Port Moody Art Association

This is the completed Mural with all 35 individually painted panels completed. Each panel is a painting unto itself but connects to it's neighbouring panel to create the final image of 
the Great Blue Heron

Go to association/50th anniversary to view the mural and the individual panels that make up the completed mural.  The completed mural, fully framed has been donated to the Eagle Ridge Hospital and will be on permanent display there.

This is the original enlarged photograph taken - not the mural image.

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 had seen it.  It was cut up into 35 squares and distributed among the 35 club participants.  Each person (including myself) used the reference panel and a drawing on a canvas to paint a unique individual painting. Then all the canvas' were assembled and the Great Blue Heron did reimmerge as the final image.