Monday, 2 April 2012


Finally it seems like spring has arrived in the Okanagan! The greenhouse is cleaned out, seeds are planted and Carl has already turned over the vegetable garden and set up the veggie beds. It's been great being in the studio with my big window looking out at our backyard and seeing Joni and Carl chase each other around while I'm painting away. Hard to believe that March has ended and it's April, the month of my exhibition at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery!! I have been busy painting, creating some larger paintings for the show this month and working with the gallery for invitations, etc. I think I'm going to create two more paintings and then the show will be complete. Hard to believe all these months of planning, sketching and painting are coming down to the final weeks. I'm really looking forward to heading down to the coast, hanging the paintings with the gallery and, of course the opening!
Below are a few paintings I've worked on this month
'Summer, Garden Bay Pub' 36" x 48" $775
 My Aunt and Uncle have a house in Pender Harbour and I have spent many summer days on the beautiful sunshine coast. Many evenings were spent on the patio of the Garden Bay Pub.

'A View Up Top' 24" x 48" $500 (April 1 SOLD!)
With Spring arriving in the Okanagan I can't help but daydream of hiking up the mountains, A View Up Top reminds me of Okanagan Mountain, overlooking between West Kelowna and Peachland.

My daughter Joni is a lot of fun right now. She's two and a half and we've been 'hunting' for rocks in the garden to paint. She loves this and we now have quite the collection of multi colour rocks at our front door and throughout the garden.

A few of my originals sold this month to fabulous people (with great taste) and are now hanging on their walls where I hope they will enjoy them for years to come.
'Creighton Valley' 36" x 48" SOLD

'Northern Lights' 18" x 36" SOLD
I have been meeting with a lot of wonderful people who would like me to create a commission for them and after the show is completed in Gibsons I'm looking forward to starting these. I always enjoy working with commissions as it's fun and inspiring to hear ideas and stories of the places they would like me to capture. If you're interested in a commission piece please feel free to email me at
Until next time!

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