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, February 29, 2016

Colours of Cassis now at Greeting Card Universe

Hi Everyone, My Colours of Cassis painting now approved & available at Greeting Card at Greeting Card Universe.  Right Now All cards $1,89 each - Weekend sale still on! Use code: 2016FEB189 at checkout for this low price!  See my card:   http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/community/viewdetails.asp?store_id=484&CARDID=1423308

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cape Town painting idea - Colour to Sketch

Hi Everyone, Added some colour to my Cape Town V&A Waterfront Sketch. Calling it a day. Off for a nice dinner with our friends tonight. Will be back to work - drawing on canvas on Monday. Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, February 26, 2016

More Sketching Cape Town painting idea

Hi Everyone,  More sketching today. Here is what I am going to go with...I think... lol. I might change my mind.  Another scene from "Cape Town - V&A Waterfront with view of Table Moutain" I will try and add some colour tomorrow and then hopefully I can start doing the drawing on the canvas which I is the part I hate! lol

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy Customer

Hi Everyone, I am always impressed with the print quality at Image Kind!  The colours are gorgeous and exactly like my original painting :)  Makes me happy to see and receive these pics from my customers.  Thanks so much to Debbie for the purchase of the 2 prints : )  I appreciate the sale.

Matte 16 x 20 inch Print of my Colours Africa Painting



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Painting Idea - Cape Town, SA

Hi Everyone, Feel like I need to start another painting.  Been planning my next painting today - think I am going to paint a beautiful scene from Cape Town next.   Here is a very rough b&w sketch of one my ideas to come.

Prints Now Available of my Colours of Cassis Painting

Hi Everyone, Fine Art, Canvas Prints are Now Available of my Colours of Cassis Painting! 
Some links to some High End Quality Print Sites that sell my work:




Monday, February 22, 2016

Colours of Cassis, Provence! Newest Painting!

Hi Everyone, A busy day today. Finally finished my Colours of Cassis! Les Couleurs de Cassis! Painting Fresh off my Easel! My painting from our memories from our beautiful trip to Cassis, Provence.     I am very happy with the results.  Fine art prints, canvas prints and greeting cards will soon be available of this new painting.

Here was my last WIP to see what was done

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentine's Long Weekend at The Lost Palace Hotel, Pileansburg

Hi Everyone,  I thought I would share some photos with you all from our Valentine's Long Weekend of the opulent Lost Palace South African Hotel in Pileansburg.   It truly is one of a kind and we had a wonderful time. I will certainly miss all these wonderful places when we must leave South Africa.

Some of you might be interested in seeing some photos of this unique hotel and also remember this hotel from the movie Blended with Adman Sandler.   the last time I was at the hotel was two years ago in January 2014.  It truly took my breath away. 

From my visit to the hotel which is like an art piece in itself with all the beautiful fabrics, decorations, materials, architecture, etc.  I was totally inspired to paint my Colours of Africa Safari Painting.  I had to do a return visit to see this beautiful hotel again.

Now its time to get back to work and finish my Cassis Provence Painting. Have a great day


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New LED Flameless "African Series" Candles

Hi Everyone,  Here are my New LED Flamless Candles at Zazzle:
See My South African Collection:

Wip 12 & 13- More details, Cassis, Provence Paintings

Hi Everyone, lots more work yesterday.  Some fine details on my building awnings (wording) Another Busy day working on my Cassis Painting. Almost finished the boats. Then I tackled the water today. Here is where I am now.
Wip 13

Wip 2