Monday, December 10, 2012

Busy Times

Haven't posted for a while--been busy, not so much with Christmas stuff as art stuff. I did a two day workshop for Ingersol Creative Centre and a team retreat for Financial Services UWO. Both were fun and both were collage. Upcoming for winter are two sessions at the Arts Project, one on collage and the other titled Large and Loose which is working abstractly with larger brushes and large supports. Check the web site for courses and registering.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Above are the fields outside our rooms and some of the buildings in the complex where we were staying. Some of the buildings were as old as 15th c.

Painting in Italy

Just back from 18 days in Italy, 5 in Rome touring about and 11 with "Walk the Arts"painting in Tuscany. Above are a couple of the results. This was an excellent trip, teaching was great and the food was fabulous.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What's new?

Having a quiet time these days, just working on some new stuff and trying out some new processes for upcoming classes and workshops. As always, I will be teaching at The Arts Project , starting on October 23 - Working Large and Loose with Acrylics class and later with a new class titled The Sketch Book:Creative Ideas for Sketch Books, travel journals art journals etc.   (Nov20-Dec11).  Go to to sign up. I also am planning workshops with the Ingersol Creative Centre and others.  Looks like fall will get busy as October comes!

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Running Shoes

This is titled "The Running Shoes" and is part of my series I am presently working on about Marathon Races. Funny thing, I don't run and am not really interested in sports or sweating. Mostly, I am interested in why humans choose to do activities such as marathons in large groups, what does that do for us, do we work harder or feel more comfortable together? I am also including pictures of Canada Geese, as geese mate for life as humans ideally do and geese gather in groups as well. All of these will make up part of an exhibition I have planned for October of 2013 at the Arts Project, more details to follow.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Art show at Aeolian Hall, London

Opening August 1,2012 at the Aeolian Hall I will be participating in a group exhibit at the Aeolian Hall 6.30-8.00 pm. Come down and have a look, show runs till Sept 8. Check the Aeolian Hall web site for more information.

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Square Foot Show

Opening tonight at The Art Exchange, the Square Foot Show has really taken off. Over 300 works of art, all 12x12inches are on display. All kinds of media and styles, it is very exciting to see. Hope you can come! Opening starts at 7 pm and should be very busy. I have 3 collages on view myself.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer days

Hi it's been a while since the last post. It is really summer now with very hot days and lots of sun. Oh Canada, land of extreme weather! Mostly I am trying to get outside to paint with the Gallery Painting Group and friends. I am participating in the Square Foot Show at the Art Exchange on Wortley Road, opening on Friday, July 6 at 7pm. The show continues until July 28 and will display the work of more than 125 artists, more than 300 pieces of art! Hope you can come!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Example of accordion book

One of my accordion style books, often taught in my classes on collage. The theme of this one is travel.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Classes

May 22 is the first class of a 4 week session of "Large and Loose" at the Arts Project. If you are interested in learning some ways to work more abstractly or in a non-objective manner, or just wanting to loosen up your style please visit the Arts Project on Dundas Street in London, On. or go to the web site-- for more information. The class has only a few spots left!


The Lambeth Annual Art Show and Sale last weekend was very successful (lots of visitors and sales were brisk). I sold 3 and the piece featured above, "Night", won an Honors award.  "Night" is from a series of work using poured acrylics, such a fun process and a great way to practice letting go and allowing the paint to discover its own way around the canvas.

The Marathon

Here is a preview of the work I am submitting this year to Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This piece which is one of 4 panels is 30X60 inches and the other panels will be 30X30(2) and another 30X60. The topic is a road race and other subjects that are part of a race. I was thinking about why people like to be in groups and for some reason running and marathons caught my interest. Oddly, I am do not run!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Workshops and art classes

I will be teaching a 4 week session May 22, 29 and June 5, and 12 at the Arts Project, London, On. The title of the course is Large and Loose--painting abstractly with 4 inch brushes and full sheets of watercolor paper. In addition, please contact me by email ( if you or your group are interested in workshops or presentations of collage or abstract painting with acrylics.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lambeth Art Association Show and Sale

These works will be part of the Lambeth Art Association Show and Sale on April 26, 7-10pm; April 27, 10am-9pm and April 28, 10am-4pm at Lambeth United Church, Colonel Talbot and Main Street. The Brush and Palette Show at St. Paul's in London is wrapping up at 4pm today and I think it has been a successful event. Lots of visitors and sales. The space looks great and showcased the work very well. April is shaping up as always to be a very busy arts month ( check out the London Studio Tour on April 13, 14, 15. I will be out there roaming around myself.). I am back teaching on Tues. evenings at the Arts Project, this time a collage class. I will be offering Large and Loose again May22 for 4 weeks. Lots of fun working large and expressively. Give them a call or check the website, for details.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Check out theBeat Magazine

The March issue of the Beat Magazine has a wonderful article about the Brush and Palette clubs upcoming 40th anniversary show and sale. A piece of my collage work is featured in the article.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Last night was the beginning of the 3rd session of Large and Loose--seems to be really popular!
Looks like it is going to be a fun group to work with. Check out for more classes if you are looking for art lessons in London, On. Happy painting to all.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"Fishing Boat at Port Stanley"

This is one of my pieces that will be on view at the Brush and Palette Club's 40th Annual Show and Sale, March 29,30, and 31, 2012 at our new venue St. Paul's Cathedral. Check the Brush and Palette Club web site for more details.

"Flying Free"

I call this piece "Flying Free". It was painted last summer during an attempt at non-objective painting, although I always seem to have something objective happening. Interesting that the bird shape is still tethered even while flying( wonder why I did that). Working hard on art for Artprize submissions and busy with upcoming shows for the Brush and Palette Club and Lambeth Art Association, not to mention teaching for the Arts Project. Spring is the busy time for art shows, studio tours etc. in London, On.