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My goal as an artist is more than making pretty paintings, my goal is to help you explore your creativity and inspire you to take action. 


Today I am celebrating the fifth year anniversary of the death of my Dad. Time healsĀ and memories last forever. He was my go-to for advice on money matters and business issues. Not a man of many words but what he said was wise. He was creative in a practical way - fixing machinery and things around

Looking Back and Going Forward

Looking Back and Going Forward I always find looking back over the past year helps me with my plans for the future. It is good to take a look at what we DID accomplish and not dwell on the things we didn't get to.  We can then decide if the things that didn't get done are worthy of putting back

Studio Reno

The stars have aligned and my studio renovation is underway.  Although I am losing some working space I am gaining some great convenience! With the addition of water and a washroom, I may never leave my studio!  All of this has been happening as I have been painting up a storm for my upcom

Solo Show in October

I have been painting up a storm these last couple of months and have several new figurative works to show in my Solo Exhibition. I hope you are able to attend and I would love to see you at the reception. 

Paint from Your Heart

 I recently held my "Paint from Your Heart" intuitive painting workshop in my studio.  I had 7 ladies in total. Only three had ever painted before.  I was blown away by the results. We started by making doodles in black. Then added a layer of warm tones using a variety of mark making

TThe Aftermath of a Workshop Leftover Paint! I can't see it go to waste so I grab a canvas and start playing. This is how I start my work but with a bit more thought about my palette.  My focus now is to just use up the leftovers. Every colour imaginable!  Here is what started to emer

Is Clutter Holding You back?

Is Clutter Holding You Back?  My word this year is FOCUS. As I have been trying hard to stay focused I have become increasingly more aware of how clutter affects me.  Visual clutter seems to lead to mind clutter! Even if the clutter is not apparent on the outside - it is there when I open

Is Fear Holding you back

  Sometimes fear masquerades as procrastination. Are you scared to try new things - fearful that you won't be good at or you will fail? Are you scared to take a step to express your creativity because you can't even draw a straight line or you have always been told you weren't creative or that