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.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Painting "Little Trattoria"

Hi Everyone, hope you all have been having a busy, productive week. I have been quite busy myself preparing for my upcoming show this weekend at the Ottawa Art Expo.

I also just finished a painting for the show. "The Little Trattoria", 30 x 40 cm in acrylics. This is my 2nd version of my trattoria painting that was given to my husband for our 10th wedding anniversary for our love of travel, Italy & their trattorias. It is a popular painting and I thought I would do a second "original" version. Wishing you all a wonderful upcoming weekend and Happy Halloween.

Little Trattoria, 30 x 40, acrylics

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fresh off the easel "Tropical Gems"

Hi Everyone, I also finished my latest painting. A small colourful underwater scene. Wishing you all a lovely upcoming weekend.

"Tropical Gems" 22 x 25 cm, acrylics

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ottawa Art Expo

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting my paintings at the Ottawa Art Expo on Saturday October 30 & Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 10am–5pm The St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 6N1

For more information about this event, please visit their website: http://www.ottawaartexpo.com/

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

Friday, October 15, 2010

Featured on an add for Art.com

Also just saw that my Tuscany Delights Painting was recently featured on a web add for Art.com (one of the biggest print sites worldwide) That is some really great exposure. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today's Best at Zazzle

Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce that my "Colouful Hobby" painting motif received Today's Best Award at Zazzle :

"Colorful Hobby" Shirt at Zazzle:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Products "Coy Carp" Gift Ideas

HI Everyone, New products available at Zazzle with my colouful carp painting motif

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

West Carleton Art Show

Hi Everyone, This Thanksgiving weekend I was exhibiting at the West Carleton Art Show in the quaint little town of Carp, Ontario where the lovely Carp Farmer's market is held every Saturday from 8 am till 1 pm.. It was a very nice exhibition and I met a few nice artists. The market brought in lots of peopl and I some paintings and many art cards. Now I am busy organizing for my next show - The Ottawa Art Expo at the end of the month.

A few pics from the Show:
Entrance to the Carp Fair Grounds and Market/Exhibition Hall

Beautiful painted Mural of the Carp Fair

Entrance to the Art Show done by a very talented and lovely artist Martha Fraser

Me and my booth

My best mate and hubby comes for a visit the Friday night Opening The "Carp" Painting Theme Contest.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Birthday Dinner

Hi Everyone, I turned 43 today! My lovely husband Andreas took me out for a wonderful Italian Dinner at Stella Osteria in downtown Ottawa. One of my fav places. We had a wonderful evening.

The beautiful sunset we saw on driving downtown along the water

Monday, October 4, 2010

Latest Paintings "Coy Carp"

Hi everyone, Just finished my latest painting of koi/carp. I really enjoyed this painting. This painting will be entered in the upcoming West Carelton "Expressions of Art" exhibit in Carp, Ont

"Coy Carp", 30 x 40 cm, acrylics

Friday, October 1, 2010

AOE Selections Show 2010

Hi Everyone, had a wonderful time last night at the AOE Juried "Selections 2010" Art Show at the Shenkman Arts Centre. I mentioned in one of my past posts that my Orchid Oasis painting made the cut and was selected for the show. Last night was the Vernissage at the beautiful Shenkman Centre in Orleans, Ottawa. Here are a few pics from the event. The exhibit is showing in the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre, open daily 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., from September 30th to October 26th.

Before the crowd arrived

With my painting "Orchid Oasis"

Some very Interesting Sculptures and work
Great show of people. Who's that Handsome man...LOL
A small lovely Painting I purchased (done in wood - marquetry)
Grizzlies by Richard Charlebois
I had a great time at the show and its an honour to have my work displayed in this exhibition of talented artists.