Monday, December 13, 2021

Portrait of Yolandi

This is a small 6.5x4.5 acrylic portrait commission
done of a beautiful dog by the name of Yolandi.


Kayaks At Indian Arm

This is another small 10x8 acrylic painting done during a Zoom session.


Friday, December 3, 2021

Paintings at the 2021 Winter Treasures Exhibition in Port Moody

These little varnished watercolours are mounted on wooden cradles and waxed to a soft sheen.
They are currently on display and available for sale 
in the annual Port Moody Art Centre's Winter Treasures Exhibition
at 2425 St John's Street
Port Moody

Wetland Surveyor 8x8

Good Company 6x8

Magical - 6x6

Best Kept Secret 6x8

Crowberry Court - 6x6

Free Spirit - 8x8
Laying Low 6x8 - SOLD
Shallow Water 8x6

Small Pleasures - 6x6

The Waiting Game 8x8 - SOLD

 Watching and Waiting - SOLD

Saturday, November 27, 2021

More Zoom Paintings

These two little 8x10 acrylic paintings were the paintings I held back on the previous post but were done on a Zoom meeting.
I worked on them today, simplifying some of the busy areas and I am feeling much better about them. The majority of the painting was done during the session.

Debouville Berry Fields 8x10

Walking the Dykes 8x10

Friday, November 26, 2021

Painting via Zoom

These are all 8x10 acrylic paintings done on canvas boards
and were all done while on the last 3 Zoom meetings with members of the Port Moody Art Association.
Photos were offered up (3 were mine) to use and our sessions only last approx. 1 1/2 hours.
It's interesting to paint while chatting with members and a lot like plein air painting. You have to get the information down quickly, try not to get distracted and create something of interest - all in a short time period. I managed to do 5 paintings in total but two I feel were not as successful and require a little more attention - if I can fix them, I'll post them!

Autumn Landscape - looking Through

Autumn Landscape 
(both Autum paintings were done from the same photo)

 Old Orchard Beach (from my own photo)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Little Gremlin

 This is the most recent dog portrait done for a friend of her new puppy Gremlin.

It is a small 5.5"x6.5" acrylic on canvas paper.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Dog portraits

These are new pet portraits done in acrylics on canvas paper
They are small....4.25"x5.75"
A couple I'll be keeping as they are/were my dogs
(Sophie current and Mark from my past)
Interesting dilemma when painting a series for an up coming show.
I will simply have to paint more dog portraits and try not to let them tug at my heart strings.

Couch Hound 

Good Boy

Patiently Waiting - SOLD


Kalia and Gnocchi
(Comfort Zone)

Mark - NFS

Sophie - NFS

What's That?

Poker Face - SOLD

Little Beagle

Dog Tired

Black and White



Friday, June 25, 2021

Wild Heart - SOLD

 This is a small 6 x6 watercolour painting that is varnished, waxed and mounted on a wooden cradle.

This painting sold from the ACT gift shop in Maple Ridge.

Thursday, April 29, 2021


 I am very pleased to announce that The ACT Art Gift Gallery at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge will be carrying some of my paintings.

The Art Gift Gallery is full of beautiful art work and handcrated goods created 100% by Canadian artists, many of them local to Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows & Coquitlam and is well worth coming in to see.

The ACT is located at:

11944 Haney Place

Maple Ridge, B.C.

The Art Gallery and Gift shop must be pre booked online at and is based on availablity.

The Shop hours are:

Tuesdays:          11:30 am/1:pm/2:30 pm

Wednesdays:     11:30 am/1:pm/2:30 pm

Thursdays:         5:30 pm/7:00 pm

Fridays:             11:30 am/1:00pm/2:30 pm

Saturdays:          11:00 am/12:30 pm/2:00 pm/3:30 pm

Each Tuesday morning, the following week's booking are released.


Heart & Soul 6x6 Varnished/Waxed Watercolour

Good Company 6x8 Watercolour Varnished and Waxed

Unbridled 8x6 Watercolour Varnished and Waxed

                                                        Wild Heart 6x6 Watercolour Varnished and Waxed

The Bold One 8x6 Watercolour Varnished and Waxed

Quiet Watch - Sold

 This is a little 6x6 watercolour painting that is varnished, waxed and mounted on basswood.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Sea Side

This is an acrylic painting 18x24 on Canvas.  This painting will be shown at the Federation of Canadian Artists Granville Island Gallery in the Vancouver Salon Exhibition from June 14 - 27, 2021.  You can visit the gallery in person or go online to and see the show during the exhibition dates.


West Coast Patterns

 This is a new acrylic painting and is 18x24 on deep canvas

Friday, February 19, 2021

Pet Portraits

These are commissoned pet portraits done for friends.

Bella 8x8 Watercolour on Basswood

Harley & Bella  9 x 12 Watercolour on Basswood

Elmo 8x8 Watercolour on Basswood

Harlow 8x8 Watercolour on Basswood

Friday, February 5, 2021

Feel The Silence

 This is acrylic painting is 12x24 and was shown at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery for The Vancouver Salon exhibition on Granville island from June 14-27, 2021.  

Saturday, January 2, 2021


Little pen sketches playful party animals.