Sunday, December 5, 2010

Push Me, Pull You

Here is an image of a recent work that was in my show at the Arts Project in September. I call it the "Push Me, Pull You" after the Dr. Doolittle story about the animal with a head at either end that can't decide which way to go---hmmmm sounds kind of like how sometimes life can be! I have a couple of new collages on view at the Christmas Show at the Art Exchange on Wortly Road, on view until Dec 24. Also the Arts Project is now taking registrations for the Winter classes---I am concentrating on Collage this session and have many great new ideas. Visit the Arts Project or check their web site for information.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Try to keep days like this in mind as we head into the midst of winter.

The Confrontation

As promised here is a photo of the painting I had entered into the Gallery Painting Group Show--this won a ribbon!! "This is an evocative and atmospheric image, with a unique composition that includes both intruding and partly obscured industrial shapes" (Charles Vincent, juror)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Interlude 1

This is one of my new Interlude Series. It can be viewed, purchased or rented at Museum London Art Rental in London, Ontario. The Gallery Painting Show was a successful weekend and I received a ribbon from juror Charles Vincent for my piece titled "Confrontation". I will try to take a photo soon and put it on the blog. Upcoming are classes at the Arts Project for Collage starting in Jan. 2011 and running for 8 weeks. Please check the Arts Project web site for more information.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gallery Painting Group Show

The Gallery Painting Group Show opened this evening--looks great and there is lots of art to view. Hope everyone gets a chance to attend. One of my pieces was juried "out' but another won a Juror's Choice ribbon. Juror Charles Vincent did a great job and topped it off with interesting comments about the show and the artists.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Erin and Kyle are Engaged!!

The Show

Here is a shot of visitors to my show at the Arts Project. We have been away the last ten days, enjoying the art museums in New York and Washington and also a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water as well as the Pitsburgh Penguins opening night.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Show's over--what's next?

My show came down at the Arts Project on Monday. One piece was sold and there seems to have been a number of visitors and good comments so I think it was a success. Next week on Friday Sept. 24 I will have the work titled "Tree House of Dreams" on view at the Reforest London Celebration at Museum London from 4-6pm. This is a silent auction so if something from the Amazing Tree Quest caught your eye, this is your opportunity to purchase ! There will also be hors d'oeuvres and an awards presentation. Go to for more information

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Prairie Storm

Here is a sample of what I am showing in my exhibit at the Arts Project on Dundas Street in London. The show continues until 5pm on Sat. Sept 11 so you have a few more days to get down town to see 25 exciting works of art. Hope you can come and that you will enjoy what you see.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Opening Night!!

Well tomorrow is opening night for my exhibit at the Arts Project. We hung the show today and it looks great. Hope everyone can come to see it. Many thanks to Bruce, Sandra and Vanessa at the Arts Project for all their help today and to Caitlin, my daughter, for carrying stuff and climbing ladders, etc. Also thanks to Patrick, my Mother and the rest of the family for all the support over the last year--couldn't have done it without them.

Friday, July 30, 2010

motherof3alsopaints, part 2

This is the image I am using on invites to my upcoming show opening August 31, 7-9pm at the Arts Project on Dundas Street in London, Ontario. This will be a solo show with about 25 works of art, all but 6 will be new and on view for the first time. All are welcome-Hope you can come down for the opening or visit later--they are open Tues to Sat from noon to 5pm. The show closes on Sept11, 2010.

If you are in Montreal in the next few weeks try to visit Gallery Gora--I have 2 works on exhibit there until August 14 as part of a group show.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tree House of Dreams

This painting titled Tree House of Dreams has been submitted to the Reforest London project called London's Amazing Tree Quest. If you like the painting, you can google the site and vote for me --and with enough votes my picture will be selected as the top tree painting in London!

Monday, July 12, 2010


This is one of the works that will be at Gallery Gora in Montreal from July 27 to August14. The opening is on July 28 in the evening so if you are in Montreal perhaps you can come. Gallery Gora is located at 279 Sherbrooke Ouest, espace 205. I have been recieving comments on this blog from many places and my only regret is that I am unable to speak the languages and understand the comments.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Collage Classes

The lower picture is one of my collages. I will be teaching collage classes at the Arts Project on August 7 and 14 this summer. please go to for more information

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Here is another example of one of my new style collages. Hope you enjoy looking at this and thinking of summer by the lake.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lambeth Art Show and Sale

The 38th Annual Lambeth Art Show and Sale finished late yesterday afternoon. At first glance I think it was a successful event, although that will be confirmed when the final facts and figures are in. Many thanks to all who helped, I had the best of convenors, reliable and hard working--that is what makes for a great show. Everything ran smoothly and hopefully stress free for all. Many visitors commented on what a great show it was and how much they enjoyed viewing the art. See you all at the dinner in May.

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Collage

Something new in Collage that I am trying out. Any comments?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Car Free Sunday on Dundas Street in London, Ontario

Today was the first car free sunday in London and it was a tremendous success. Crowds of people out walking with kids and dogs, music, information and food. Also perfect sunny day, cool in the shade, lovely in the sun. My fellow instructors and I were out in front of the Arts Project talking about and demonstrating what we teach at the Arts Project. Met many new people --hope they are interested in learning more about making art.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tip from my computer tutor

I have just heard from my computor tutor that if you click on the posting I put up a day ago about the classes at Museum London--it will then become large enough to read--hope this helps and many thanks to the computor tutor.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

One of those Bog pictures again

I may have posted this picture before but wanted to do it again because it reminds me so much of this time of year--its still cold, perhaps a little snow but the sun is beginning to glow more and the land is just starting to warm up. I have been thinking a lot these days about the way we experience joy as children. You know how you wake up and the day is perfect and your heart sings and the whole world glows. There may be nothing especially new or good happening but you are joyful, bubbling over with good will. And then we get a little older with things we have to do or take care of and that unexplainable joy gets shoved aside and ignored as too silly or unimportant. It must be possible to return to that way of being.

Upcoming Classes

I don't know how easy this is to read, but it refers to my next series of classes at Museum London. The class starts on Mon April12 from 1-3pm. It will focus on using acrylics with lots of texture added and sculpting into the texture. Check with Museum London for more information.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Goose at Museum London

This goose has been hanging around Museum London for the last couple of weeks. He paces up and down in front of the gift shop window for hours. Is he window shopping, admiring himself (or herself), or has he/she fallen in love? I guess I will never know for sure. Upon arriving this morning I discovered the goose is gone and has been for several days. Did he/she find another more interesting friend? It will remain a mystery, shrouded in the mists of the Thames River.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tampa Art Gallery

Just back from trip to Florida. Pretty cold so spent time shopping and visiting art galleries--of note the Tampa Art Gallery, newly re-opened with a great show of Matisse prints. Also enjoyed South Florida College with architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, the town of Lakeland and the Polk Museum as well as the Henry B. Plant Museum and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art( one of the best education rooms I have seen) at St. Petersburg College.

Upcoming Shows

The Brush and Palette Club will be celebrating their 38th annual Show and Sale at the Byron Library from April 8, 6-9pm, April 9 , 10-9pm and April 9, 10-4pm. Come to the library and see great art-watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels and more. More thatn 400 works will be on display and for sale. I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just because its February

And this photo I took at a summer paint out with the Gallery Painting Group in London, On. I post this to remind us that we do have warm weather in London and that the snow will melt sometime. Right now its the Winter Doldrums.

Valentines Day

In honour of Valentines Day I am posting this photo done by my husband in Montreal last November. I think it says it all!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Art Classes Up Date

Classes are up and running well, enjoying the students and hope they are enjoying the painting exercises. I have seen some really nice work happening which is very gratifying. Looking forward to next week to see what is produced next. And now I need to get to work and make some art!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Photo of Brighton Beach

Here is one of the photos I used to develope the image for Beach Cabanas at Brighton. Thought people would enjoy the comparison of photo and collage.

Beach Cabanas at Brighton

Here's one I don't think I have posted before-it is acrylic and collage done from a photo I took at Brighton Beach. As with most of my collages it is a bit quirky.

Mid January Thoughts

Well so far not bad for January--temperatures are on the mild side(hovering a little above or below freezing). I have been working away at new paintings for the upcoming shows in the summer at Gallery Gora in Montreal and Sept at the Arts Project in London, Ont. Also looking forward to the Minature Show at the Art Exchange, London--opening on Feb 5, 7.30pm, I have a couple of pieces on the wall there and the whole show is really good. Come on down for a great, fun opening and some well priced art for sale!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Art Exchange Minature Show

The Art Excghange Annual Minature Show opens on Feb 5, hope to see friends there. If you want to submit, there's still time until the 23 of Jan.

If you think you would like to learn some of my techniques with acrylics please check the sites for the Arts Project and Museum London. There is still room in the classes and I look forward to teaching at both venues.

New Work with lots of texture

Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Sunset

One of those just below freezing, sloppy, half melted days that can happen here in the south of Canada.  I think the sun is just setting, late afternoon about 4.30pm.


Here's a new one and surprizingly it became a Heffalump!