Sunday, October 04, 2009

Seaside Treasures
12" x 12" Kunamokst Mural Panel

Kunamokst means "together" in Chinook. This mural is comprised of 231 12" x 12" wooden panels painted by artists from all over the country coming "together" to create one large mural. The unveiling of the finished mural will be on Galiano Island, BC. In the mean time you can check out the paintings as they are posted to the online grid at I am number 47.

The creation of the mural starts with a master image created by Lewis Lavoie, then panels are designated to each artist. We are given a theme, in this case West Coast/ Sea life a few guidelines and a panel with some general shapes on it. We have no idea what the master image is, which makes it all the more amazing when the finished pieces are put together. Make sure you check out the other Murals.
I love going to the ocean and spending hours looking for treasures, there are so many interesting, beautiful items to be found waiting to be photographed and painted. Just like the surprises I find at the ocean I also had a surprise while doing this painting. The baby seal was originally a rock, but at one point I stepped back to view the painting and there he was, looking out at me, a happy surprise
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Moonlight Symphony

20" x 16" Pastel on Canvas

I finished this one just in time for the Studio tour. Experimenting with soft pastel on canvas.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thank you Kariton Gallery for using my painting to
grace your poster!
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

2009 Historic Downtown Abbotsford Art Walk

April 18 - May 2, 2009

To see my wonderful creations,

Just follow the
Yellow footprints to ......

Gabby's / Plouteo's at 2575 Montrose
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Monday, April 13, 2009

"Fat Free"
Soft Pastel


I felt like doing something fun with lots of colour, what better then candy! Trying to achieve the translucentness (is this such a word?) in the area where the sun was shinning through the jujubes created a bit of a challenge. It's always such a thrill when you finally get down the exact colours and it works.

This will be part of the upcoming Abbotsford Downtown Art Walk. My art will be shown at Gabby's on Montrose Ave. More details on the show to follow.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009


The Sasquatch is for an upcoming show with a theme of "Stories I Have Been Told" Not quite my usual style but I believe that it's always good for me to step outside of my comfort zone. As is quite normal for me i'm finishing this at the last minute and have to get it dropped off today.

The Sasquatch
20" x 16" acrylic on canvas

The Sasquatch

Growing up in the village of Harrison Hot Springs surrounded by vast mountains and deep dense forests we were often told stories of the Sasquatch.

A large hairy beast described as being twice as big as the average man, with very long arms, a nose that was spread across his face, and a body that was covered by hair much like an animal.

Over the years there have been many sightings of the Sasquatch. The following is one account of a Sasquatch sighting.

A man was fishing from his canoe on Morris Creek, a tributary of the Harrison when a rock struck the water so close to his canoe that he was drenched by the splash. Looking up he saw a huge hairy man on the bank above him, he watched as the beast threw another rock at him. This also barely missed the canoe; he paddled away with great speed.

An interesting side note to this story is that Morris Creek was known as Saskakau when the white man first arrived, and is so called on old maps. In this region it is said that there were two large bands of Sasquatch which fought a long time ago until both were brought almost to extinction.

As you walk in the forest do you sometimes feel that someone or something is watching you?

Does the Sasquatch still exist or was it just a mythical creature?
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Friday, February 27, 2009

I find the naming of my paintings is much more of a struggle then the actual painting. I'm still intriqued by this black and white fabric, I love the different patterns created when the sun lays across it and the challenge of painting it. Eventually i'll have to try doing one of these black and white ones in pastel. It would be a real challenge trying to keep the black and white separate but the bold rich colors of the pastels on black and white would be stunning.

16" x 16" Acrylic
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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy New Year
This is my first painting for 2009, as we are only into 2009 by a couple of days i'm hoping this means i'm going to have a productive painting year. This is another from the WetCanvas weekend drawing event. This week was hosted and all reference photos are by Chaos.

Air Plant Sculpture
16" x 20" Acrylic on canvas.

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