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, March 31, 2011

My Chair for charity in the local paper

HI everyone, I am very happy to annouce that I am in the local news paper "Orleans Star" today with my chair for chairty. I am really happy with all this exposure and hope it gets many people to bid for the chair at the upcoming auction. You can also view the smart version of the paper on line: http://orleansstar.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TV interview with my muskoka chair for charity

Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce that I was on Ottawa A Morning Show today March 29th with my Muskoka Chair for Charity. It was such a great time I did not want to leave the set. Lianne Lang, one of the the hosts, was just lovely and it was really interesting to see the studio and how it all works. Jill Alexander another popular local artist was also on the show with with her beautiful Chair. Both chairs will be displayed at the Ottawa Cottage Show from April 8-10 2011 at Lansdowne Park. And will be available for auction on Ebay by Cottage Dreams. Visit their website: www.cottagedreams.org for more info to bid on the chairs.

Here is the video from the interview on A Morning Ottawa:

I am hoping the TV exposure will give the chairs some great exposure for the upcoming cottage show and auction. The chairs will be displayed at the Cottage Show from April 8-10 at Lansdowne park in Ottawa. Visit http://www.caneastshows.com/ for more information about the Cottage Show. The auction will be from April 6 – 11 2011 organized by the Charity “Cottage Dreams” and it will be an Ebay auction. This way everyone can bid on the chairs. The auction will be for a long period so that’s good as it gives time for the people interested to come down and see the chairs live at the Cottage show. To find out more about the auction, you can visit: Cottage Dreams Website http://www.cottagedreams.org/ (attached is the poster of the chairs that have been painted by 4 local artists and will be available for auction). They also have a facebook account. Wishing you all a great day! And thanks for all your support. I really appreciate it!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Orleans Festival

Hi Everyone, TGIF. So happy its Friday and the sun is shining here in Ottawa. Its still chilly out but you can sense Spring is around the corner.

Received some good news today that I made the jury cut and was selected to exhibit my work at the upcoming Orleans Festival at the Shenkman Arts Centre this June 3 and 4, 2011. 30 artists were selected to show their work at the Shenkman Centre (upper lobby level) from 10am - 5pm during the two day festival. You can find out more about the festival at http://www.orleansfestival.ca/

Friday, March 18, 2011

Illustration Friday "Cultivate"

Hi Everyone, TGIF!!! Beautiful day here in Ottawa and the snow is slowly melting away. Can't wait for spring and summer. Anxious to plant our garden. So it's appropriate that this week's theme over at Illustration Friday is "Cultivate".

Yes, I can't wait to plant my garden and cultivate all its rewards. Along with painting I love cooking and fine food. So my submission this week is my Tuscany Delights painting...all the wonderful things and fresh food cultivated in Italy.

"Tuscany Delights" 60 x 80 acrylic

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fresh off the Easel "Colours of Lunenburg"

Hi Everyone, Have been busy in my studio the past couple of days. Just finished my latest painting in my travel series.

Fresh off my easel for St. Patrick's Day: "Colours of Lunenburg" the very vibrant port town in beautiful Nova Scotia. Wishing you all a great St. Paddy's Day!

"Colours of Lunenburg" 40 x 50, acrylic

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fresh off the easel "Colours of Liguria"

Hi Everyone, I finished my latest painting: "Colours of Liguria". The Liguria coast runs from the French border (Ventimiglia all the way to La Spezia) Popular towns along its coast : San Remo, Allassio, Genoa, Portofino, Cinque Terre, etc. The buildings are these wonderful warm colours. I love Italy and its brilliant Liguria Coast.

"Colours of Liguria" 40 x 50 cm