My work was purchased for a series called Joe Pickett. I hope to see them up on the wall on my TV one day :-).
I will be making limited edition shirts with one or a couple of these images. Let me know if you are interested!
I am going to be showing some new experimental work at the Sparrow Artspace in Bridgeland.
I will be working collaboratively with another artist - Vicki Myers. We are going to put our heads together to create some experiemental work that will really get you thinking! Stay tuned for more details.
Workshops and seminars will be scheduled during the month of OCTOBER!
4pm to 11pm - the streets will be full and you get to find new and interesting local businesses at the Inglewood Night Market.
Come visit me at my booth! I will be located across from GRAVITY CAFE and next to Trail Appliances.
10% discount for anyone who mentions seeing this on my website!
These prints are 1/4 the size of the originals and look great tiled together! Here is a short video on how to hang them in your home. I will be selling these at the Inglewood Night Market on August 13th, but soon ready to order on my Shopify account. Each giclee print is then uniquely hand painted!
Have you ever picked up an art magazine? Or searched for art online? No? Well, you aren’t the only one ;-). I have no idea how many people will come across my image in this magazine, but regardless I am proud of its inclusion and it is very interesting to see my work in print alongside other art work that I admire and to think that I was brave enough to share my work this way.
This is my mom. She passed away March 6 at 11:30pm. There is no greater thing we can do in this life than to love and be loved. Sounds easy enough, but there are so many competing interests. Our careers and access to this global world take us travelling and we often move far away from our family. Since I was a little girl I loved to travel and I was always finding ways to leave home for a while. The last couple of years I spent living in the same city as my family and I spent a lot of time with my mom. I was able to spend each day and hour with her at the end of her life. It was such a gift for me to help her, to provide what comfort I could and to just be with her while she travelled her final journey. Peace resides in my heart and I imagine her running and playing with a dozen dogs in a big dog park in the sky; finally without the hinderance of her body, which caused her so much pain.
How are you affected by the death of a loved one? How about separation or divorce? How about losing a job? These are all things that have landed on my plate over the last year. I have felt a whole array of emotions through all these changes and some of them are sorrow, anger, frustration, uncertainty and confusion.
But honestly, I need to confess something to you.
Overall, I feel such lightness and joy. I feel grateful to be alive to be healthy, to have people in my life who care for me and very grateful for my curiosity and desire to create art. My curiosity and desire to create has grown stronger this year and maybe it is because so many other things have fallen away. Maybe because change is a sharpener of our senses and we see things with more clarity or at least from a different angle. Maybe because creating art provides me with such comfort. I suppose it is all true.
Today I am stronger painter. I feel it when I move the paint around my canvas. I feel a certain stillness when I work. I can see tone and composition a little better. I’m excited to create new work and to share it with the world. I hope my words and my work can somehow bring you some joy and some inspiration in your life. I also send my love, condolences or congratulations to any of you who have also experienced world altering changes in your life over the last year.
Sometimes my work is all about my surroundings and how I interpret them. Sometimes I like to reflect inward and to communication my inner thoughts and feelings in my artwork. I love turning to the Encaustic medium for this. I am adding to a previous 'heart' series. Here is a view into the beginning of a new series.
I use a combination of photo transfer, drawing, painting and encaustic work. I hope to tug at the heart strings of some viewer. Someone who would really resonate with the feeling I am trying to express. Or just really love the image. It is series I will continue to develop. Here are a few photos of the latest pieces and one little video clip that is a development of one piece. I hope you enjoy!
I know many artists who wouldn't ever do a commission. They have in the past, and they really didn't enjoy the experience. Here are some of the reasons I heard:
On the other side, many art lovers are afraid to commission paintings and here are their reasons:
These can all be true! Commissions are difficult - they require some careful communication and negotiation. Don't be afraid to ask for the amount of money you need to do the project, and if you are a client- don't be afraid to negotiate.
I have done a few commissions over the years. I look forward to doing a multiple painting commission project one day! Here is the process that has helped me:
Here is a glimpse into how I created this painting:
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.