J.J. said that “…freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose…” To me freedom means that I can choose live (and love) unconditionally…some would say that’s not possible, maybe it’s not for some, but it is a great goal and I believe I am getting stronger and better at it everyday. 🙂 If I…

Videos of Paintings


Well I have been a busy bee painting and making videos. I am planning some online classes that I am going to launch soon. In the meantime I have been busily creating videos of paintings that I did some years ago. I recorded the videos because I had intended on doing these online classes all…

“Gratitude”


I remember my dad teaching us is to always be kind and caring, loving and compassionate, sharing and respectful.

Wallpaper Paintings


As long as I can remember I have absolutely loved different types of papers, textures, cards and books. When I was younger I would spend as much time as I was able to inside the store looking at and touching all of the greeting cards. While I was attending Art College one of my favorite…

Commissioned


I’ve heard many artists say that they “don’t like commissions” but for me, it has become a huge welcome. A commission is not just money in the bank, it is an awesome opportunity to connect with people, it is also a chance to be challenged to create something that someone else wants. I love the…

Andree in the Light.


Click image to view larger. Andree in the Light 16 x 20 oil on panel “When I first started painting I just thought it was something I’d like to do — and if I could make some money at it, then I didn’t have to get a job! As I went further into it, I…

Valerie


    Click image to view larger.   I met Valerie at the PureNorth S’energy Foundation. She is so sweet and attentive. The very first time I went to the Dental Clinic I handed her my card and months later when I went for the Tennant Clinic [pain relief] she remembered me which made me feel…

Leah


  Over the past years I have come to the realization that a painting is not just something captured on a board or canvas to look at. It is the experience that the artist has encountered, it is time which the artist has captured and held still onto the surface in order to be revisited over…

Stay With It


Even though there are days when everything seems to be going wrong, even the most simple of tasks are a challenge, I can say with confidence stay with it. We hear it all the time, but it isn’t something that seems real unless you push through it yourself. Trials come our way and we tend…