Local Show This Sunday – Support A Local Artist!

Local Show This Sunday – Support A Local Artist!

This weekend, I’ll be showing a small selection of my newest work at the town hall of the little village where I live – Mille-Isles, Québec. The town is graciously putting on this show of 4 local artists for the Journées de la Culture, which will take place on Sunday, September 30th, from 11 a.m. to […]

Dramatic, Enigmatic & Iconic: Pantone’s Colour Of The Year For 2018

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, PANTONE 18-3838, a cool purple shade that veers towards the blue end of the violet spectrum. “People are exploring and experimenting and looking for something that’s original.” – Laurie Pressman, VP Pantone Color Institute Oddly, as I look at the printed colour chip of 18-3838, the […]

Canada's Heart Is Broken

We are well into autumn here and I find myself reflecting on how the past four months have been a grand period of exploring for me. I’ve been working as a patroller on Le P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park, and it has been an incredible experience: over the summer and into fall, I rode […]

Colour Therapy

EEEP… how can it already be mid-February! Despite being a big fan of winter’s delights, when the white stuff starts to pile up above the height of the window ledge in my kitchen,my eyes start craving green and my thoughts begin to turn towards the joys of gardening. Yesterday I caught myself driving way out […]

Sooo… 2016 Happened.

2016… Ugh. It seems like 2016 was a difficult year for a lot of people this year. Too many of our cultural icons have died, the whole Trump thing has been awful, wars, terrorism, general strife, thievery and violence, and it goes on and on. In my own little world, it was a difficult year […]

Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!

I feel a greater connection to the Solstice than to Christmas itself, but there are some things about Christmas that I really love: the music, the tinsel, the baubles, the lights. I’m a total sucker for claymation animation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Sound of Music. Here are a few more of my […]

Shop Launch and Website Update

A couple of announcements – I’ve been busy busy busy getting things organized… My website has been updated with all my recent work, and my Etsy shop is finally open! There are only a few small paintings listed in the shop, but I’ll be adding lots more soon. If there’s anything you see on my […]

Art Fair!

I’m recovering from exhibiting at the Symposium des Arts de Prévost: 5 gorgeous (sweltering) days of showing my work en plein air, under a tent! It was my first time participating at an outdoor art fair. Overall, I consider it to have been a positive experience, but it’s perhaps ultimately not the ideal way for me […]

In which I say goodbye to a beloved friend, and try to understand how to move on

I’ve had to step away from my creative work for a little while because Kira, my great dane, was very ill, and finally passed away about a month ago. Now, some people will understand what a heartbreaking event this has been, but to anyone who finds themselves saying, “so what, it’s just a dog”, well I […]

Postapocalyptic Dystopia… nope

Yesterday I got back to working in my little studio after a long hiatus. I’ve nothing to show for a day’s work… I guess I should have made a new start instead of destroying trying to finish something I’d been excited about months ago. So instead of showing some fabulous new paintings, I’ve got a quote […]