Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter paintings!

Here are the paintings!


I was hoping to share some photos of winter paintings of mine but can't seem to add the photos to the blog. Sigh--- technology has defeated me again!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winter Artmosphere

Come to St. Aidan's church , 1246 Oxford Street West on Saturday, December 7, from 9-4 pm. Seven great artists including my self will be selling art, art cards and gifts. Something different for the holidays.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rocks of New Mexico

Much of New Mexico is rock formations, of all colours and shapes. In this case there were signs asking us to respect the Rock Garden! Great textures for art creations.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

So we are travelling again, this time we are in Arizona, Red Rock Park near Sedona. Getting lots of painting ideas!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Paint, Paper Cloth and Glue all over!

This is called Three Pears, a collage that sold at my recent solo show at the Arts Project.  This was my most successful show to date--many thanks to Sandra, Richard, and all the staff at the gallery. Great support, great press, everything a girl could want. If you missed this show, scroll through this blog for more examples of my art and contact me if anything catches you.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Opening Night

Well, last night was opening night for my show titled Paint, Paper, Cloth and Glue at the Arts Project here in London, Ontario. We had about 35 attendees, and three sales. A very good start to the show although I would have loved more visitors. Hopefully lots  more will come over the next two weeks. The show looks great, many thanks have to go to the wonderful staff at the gallery, as well as to my husband,Patrick and daughter, Caitlin for their support and man power. All my family have taken an interest in my art for which I am very grateful.
Come on Londoners, get out there and look at the great art available here in our town !
Next Thursday check out the Gallery Painting Group show at the Byron library. Thursday 6-9, Friday 9-9 and Saturday 9-4, October 17-19, 2013.

Wave Catcher , acrylic on canvas

Friday, October 4, 2013

Paint, Paper, Cloth and Glue

So my solo show at the Arts Project is opening Tuesday, October 8 at the Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street, London, Ontario.  Runs until October 19 doors open from Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 pm

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Last show at the Arts Project --New Show Coming!

Here is a photo of my last solo show at the Arts Project in 2010. Getting excited about my New Show. At the Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street, London, Ontario. The opening night is Tuesday October 8 from  6-8 pm. Hope you can come!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Just spent the month of August in Copenhagen, France and Frankfurt. Some time as a tourist, some visiting family and two weeks painting in the south of France(Limoux) with a group of fellow painters from London, On.

New Show

I have a show opening on October 8 called Paint, Paper, Cloth and Glue at the Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street, London, On. Check for more information. Lots of collage and paintings!

Monday, July 1, 2013

What's been happening!

It's been awhile since I posted but things have been busy here. Several months of caring for Mom, plus lots of local art shows and the Visual Fringe here in London. Then a gathering of the Simpson Clan just this past week. Fourteen for dinner Wednesday to Saturday!  So what's new ?? Well I am participating in the Art Exchange Square Foot Show , opening Friday ,  July 12 , 2913 at the Westland Gallery in Whortley Village. Check the Art Exchange website for details.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Lambeth Art Show

Well the Lambeth Art Association Art Show is all done for another year. I was very pleased to receive an honourable mention award from our judge, James Patten , Director of the McIntosh Gallery at UWO. And also to sell a small collage. Lots of visitors came through and enjoyed the show.  Next up--the Visual Fringe at the Arts Project starting June 5-15.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Something new

Here is something new for me--lots of pouring and manipulating of fluid acrylics. Think I will title this one Paris at Night.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Georgian Bay

This is a collage I created using paper that I first painted with acrylics and then tore into pieces and rebuilt into a representation of Georgian Bay. I like how this method really gives the feeling of the rocky shoreline and choppy waters of the Bruce area near Tobermory..

Monday, April 1, 2013

Brush and Palette show

This work titled The Horse(full sheet watercolour paper, framed) is one of several I will be showing at the Brush and Palette Show, Thursday April 4-Saturday April6 at St. Paul's Cathedral, on Richmond Street in London, Ontario. Show opens at 5 pm on Thursday and closes at 7 pm on Saturday. Hope you can come, will be a great show!

Monday, March 4, 2013

The China Trade

This is a collage from a few years ago when I was creating collages based on history. In this example I was thinking about the development of bone china as well as other goods from the East, and the colonies of the British Isles.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Corn Field

This work was inspired by a paint out at a local farm surrounded by corn fields. I had been told that the corn "speaks" but this was the first time I heard the creaks, snaps, sighs and groans for myself. Kind of eerie. So I painted the corn stalks large and up close, and added papers, material, and pictures from an old calender.  I think this is about 16x20 on canvas.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Its all about the trees...

These works are created with two different techniques, one acrylic paint, the other collage with paper and scraps of cloth.... but the subject matter always seems to have something to do with trees. In fact, a lot of my art seems to be about trees. Perhaps it is a result of spending my childhood on a mostly tree covered property?

Friday, January 25, 2013


Here is something new I am trying--collage using material, found papers and tissue paper stained and stamped by me.  This work is a little like a quilt. Am I crossing a line here? Is this the beginning of mixing craft and Art? or is that a discussion that is over?