Canvas Gallery – new work available

Canvas Gallery, my longest standing gallery has just received 4 new pieces from me. They wrote a lovely post on their blog about it. Here are the images a bit larger:

Aspire: 11" x 48"


Canvas 72x26-EtherealSpheres_72x26
"Ethereal Spheres"  size: 26" x 72"

"Source 1"  30" x 30"

"Source 2"  30" x30"

Source 1 & 2 can be combined into a diptych that can be displayed in different ways. I regard the viewer as the final component in the creation of my work, and I have been striving to create work that allows the viewer to partake in this process through a choice in displaying the work. My abstracts provide very different emotional responses depending on the direction that they are hung. They can also be changed around and provide an interactive play between the viewer and the piece. 





Post #39

Here we are

    not quite whole

but healing

        finding deeper inspiration

and sillyness


                                    never stop



Can't get the cast wet, can't wear gloves to not make it sweat, need to keep it on for at least another 2 weeks.

It happened when I was spring cleaning the studio. A heavy table top, too heavy for me to lift, fell onto the finger. I heard the most awful sound of the bone being fractured. 

Finding some other ways to be creative. Yesterday:


Today: going to the ROM. Sketching. Wandering on my schedule, not Huxley's.

Tomorrow: Back to the studio, working on details:



Listening to: Sins of our Fathers, Stones into Schools, Angels and Demons (2nd Time around and still fun), Swiss-German-Austrian-drinking songs… (but no Bier to go with it).

Post #37

At the end of the day 


full production


    excitement set up

for the next day

to come

            and see

the labour of the past day

    sometimes very happy

sometimes not impressed



it meant time spent



        the end of the day

too tired

                        to wash all the brushes

            used up


                                                                me too




Written in permanent marker on the wall in the studio:


"Tears and doubt are part of the process in creating my art work."


On the I-pod: Song for Arboune, A Prayer for Owen Meaney, The Eight.

Post #35

There has been 

doing at the studio

    doing with paint

    doing with creativity

    doing with wool

wool to keep the flow

the way one strand of yarn

flows around in circles

circles of my thoughts





    spur of the moment

    collecting elements

letting them find their place

to make happy a very special somebody

that in turn is giving a precious something



going fishing for "remembering fishing with dad"  

    my dad only fished

as a young man


and a nest with baby hair

    und eggs

beginning more

for the family that the baby lives with

    that contributed its hair

because he is the first of more


flower in colours

    so sweet and

different for me

in love

    I am with it and 

much more will come   

Post #32

There are some other new pieces underway at the studio, inspired by this piece:


The new poses where inspired by my own dancing, I had the exact poses in mind, but needed a model to act them out for me. My son and husband took the shots, I then sketched from the photographs. It's lovely to get exactly what I am looking for. 



There will be a series of pieces in various sizes, but related, as the one piece was very well received. This work does not contain the resin finish my other work has.  

In the coming week the pieces will be coloured and de-waxed. The panels are already prepared with laminations of old 100 year old dictionary pages. Working on the dancers, they "told" me that they are wisdom dancers. 

Love it when that happens, the characters telling me what they are called… because

on my own, I could never come up with their names.

There is also work on commissions going on right now and a pick-up of a substantial order of panels is scheduled for tomorrow. In September my son will enter Grade 1, and after his initial settling in period this will mean a return for me to a full-time painting career. 

Some new galleries are carrying my work as well:

Galerie d’Art Michel Bigué/Galerie Art Québécois

Terrence Robert Gallery in Ottawa

All arranged through my lovely agent Chantal Beauchamp, Imagin'Art. There are some other galleries in the works as well in Quebec, this is very exciting to me. I just wished I could ad some french to my blog, alas, it is not possible at this point.

Post #29

It has been too long. 

A long time with much going on. 

too much to tell here.

but now

for you


works in progress, exciting, with heart, with passion. 

small pieces 8 inches by 8 inches. resin needs to be added to finish them.



Now too, a large canoe, inspired by bark canoes and Edwin Tappan Adney. He was born 100 years before me.. he hated artistic interpretations of the bark canoes, but here I am, creating them. Inspired by his meticulously created models. The painted one is very close in size to the models. 


not signed yet, not sure if it is finished, but loving it. Will get a resin finish, trapping the history inside. 

There are also abstracts in the works. but I will keep them to myself for a bit longer yet.