Welcome to my Studio Blog

Take a peek into my studio and See what inspires me to create my paintings and what’s been happening in my studio and on my travels.

I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Some Rough Sketches

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. The weather was gorgeous here in Eastern Ontario - Ottawa. Summer is back with temperatures of 30+. Swam, worked outside and made bbq's all weekend long. Have to enjoy the last bit of summer.

In the meantime, with the influence of summer, I did a few rough sketches for some new small painting ideas I have for my upcoming shows in Ottawa. I bought these wonderful little frames in birch wood and some 8 x 10 canvases and thought I would so a slew of small beach/marine related paintings. Pefect little gift ideas for decoration your bathroom, etc. Here are the first 3 ideas I have. I am hoping to work on 3 more ideas and hoping to finish these on canvas by the end of the week.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Upcoming Juried Show

Hi everyone, I am very pleased to announce that my painting “Orchid Oasis” was selected amongst a plethora of work to be part of the AOE Arts Council Juried Art of show of paintings, photography, sculptures and mixed media. The show “Selections 2010” will run from Sept. 30th–Oct. 26th at the Trinity Art Gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa.

The vernissage and opening reception is Thursday September 30th from 7- 9 pm and Andreas and I will be present. If you are free, please join us for the vernissage when the top three prizes for best overall submission will be presented that evening.
For more information, please visit: http://www.artsoe.ca/en/events/selections.aspx

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and many thanks to all of you for your continued support.

“Selections 2010” back/front invitation of the event.
The participating artists’ names are on the back side.

My painting "Orchid Oasis" 30 x 90 cm, acrylic
Colours, lines and shapes are vital elements in all my paintings. I am particularly fascinated with orchids and I wanted to capture their intriguing shape in a bold composition with an oasis of twilight colours. My wish is to have the audience experience the energy of colour and harmony that transcends in this painting.

Monday, August 16, 2010

ArtEast Exhibition

Hi Everyone, It was has been some time since I last blogged or have done too much in my studio. After my big mid July show in the extreme heat wave in Montreal I decided to take a few weeks off. It felt great and I am totally regenerated and have lots of new ideas and inspiration for some new paintings.

Last weekend on Sunday, August, 8th my painting "Les Couleurs de Provence" was in an exhibition at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa. It was a beautiful Vernissage. The exhibition "An Artist's Point of View" will run until September 28, 2010. Here are a few pics of the event.

Outside the beautiful Shenkman Centre

Some of the paintings in the show

Me and my painting

With my husband. He loves the arts and coming to Exhibitions so its really wonderful the support he provides to me

Live Scottish Music - The group played wonderfully