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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Inside Grundy Provincial Park -SOLD

Inside Grundy Provincial Park
acrylic on canvas 20x16
Beautiful northern landscape - great views wherever you looked!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Amable du Fond River (Northern Ontario) - SOLD

Amable du Fond River (Northern Ontario)
acrylic on canvas 14x11
I tried plein air painting this one but just after I got set up and finished my sketch it started raining.  This was a beautiful little spot alongside a bridge.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends
Acrylic on canvas 12x12
This little series is back with new 'people'!  I worked up several last year and have just finished five new ones.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Al's Diner - SOLD

Al's Diner
Acrylic on canvas 14x11
We spot a sign for Al's Diner while walking a trail beside a river up north.  How thoughtful, Al!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

We all SCREAM for ice cream - SOLD

We all SCREAM for ice cream
acrylic on canvas 11x14
Something funny at a tourist stop up North which also had a great coffee shop and bakery inside.  And ice cream too!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cruising - SOLD

acrylic on canvas 11x14
Something cool to look at while stopped in traffic.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Blue My Mind

Blue My Mind
Acrylic on canvas 20x16
This was painted for the Art District Gallery's show at the Berlin Artspace located in Kitchener City Hall.  The show is on until Sept 6th.  Our theme was The Art District Gallery Paints the Blues which opened the same night as the Blues Music Festival in downtown Kitchener. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Gathering - SOLD

The Gathering
Acrylic on canvas 20x20
I gathered some items and placed them in front of an opaque window which made for a very different light source.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Purple Shadows Lakeside

Purple Shadows Lakeside
Acrylic on canvas 20x24

This location was somewhere along the shores of Lake Huron on a beautiful summer day.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Yellow Door - SOLD

The Yellow Door
Acrylic on canvas 20x16

I'm sure these doors are familiar to those who have walked through the village of Elora.  I'm working on a second painting of more doors located beside these ones.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In the Distance - SOLD

In the Distance
Acrylic on canvas 12x12
This is the second painting in a new little series I'm working on.  Four paintings are 12x12 and the fifth one will be larger.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Intense Emotions - SOLD

Intense Emotions
acrylic on canvas 12x12

With lots happening around the world this title applies to many scenarios.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink
acrylic on canvas 24x30

Just finished painting bleeding hearts using my photo reference (taken last year).  The plant is up about 5inches already....waiting on new spring flowers! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Irises for Vincent SOLD

Irises for Vincent
acrylic on canvas 24x24

Another Van Gogh inspired painting - I had fresh Irises from Lilies White and set up the arrangement like Vincent's painting Still Life: Vase with Irises.  My vase was very similar and I decided to change the local colour of the table top to his delicious green.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Cows At Rest - SOLD

Cows At Rest
acrylic on birch panel 12x12
This painting has been donated to the Side by Side Art Show to benefit Planned Lifetime Networks.
     The art will be at THEMUSEUM 10 King St W Kitchener during the month of May with opening reception May 4th 6:30 - 9pm.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Church at Auvers - Vincent's Influence

The Church at Auvers - Vincent's Influence
acrylic on canvas 30x24
I was standing in front of this Church (where I'm sure Vincent Van Gogh stood many times) and took photos which I knew I would use for reference for a painting.  I was very awestruck to be in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise and take in all the history it has to offer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


acrylic on canvas 24x24

I used photo reference for this painting after hearing so much about the Puslinch barn fire and the devastation the horse owners were dealing with.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hydrangea Close Up - Sold

Hydrangea Close Up
acrylic on canvas 8x8

A little canvas I painted around Christmas time - a change of colour from traditional reds and greens for that time of year.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We Love You, Rusty

We Love You, Rusty
acrylic on canvas 18x24

Our favourite studio friend who always greets everyone and looks forward to us sharing our lunches with him!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vincent's Room

Vincent's Room
acrylic on canvas 24x18

When I visited the room where Vincent died, this lone chair occupied the space.  This made quite a statement.   

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

French Countryside 2 - SOLD

French Countryside 2
acrylic on canvas 40x30

This is another view looking out from an old French castle.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

French Countryside 1

French Countryside 1
acrylic on canvas 40x30

What a surprize when I turned around and saw this view!  This painting is at the Art District Gallery's new show which opens tomorrow, Friday, January 15th 5-9pm.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Treasure Behind the Wall - SOLD

A Treasure Behind the Wall
acrylic on canvas 6x6

This little piece is for Cambridge's Arti Gras fundraiser taking place on Saturday, March 5th 7 -10pm.