Posts Tagged ‘paintings’

April Show at The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Candy, Oil on Canvas, 2015 (SOLD)

Howdy, folks, it’s been a while since I was on here. I’m squirrelling away in my studio producing new and re-painting old paintings for a show at The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm. The paintings go up April 4, and the official fancy-pants opening reception is April 10, 1pm-4pm. Please come see what I’ve been working on. It’s a mix of mainly the ongoing Girls series, with some others peppered in to add to the narrative. I like seeing the way different bodies of work play together to form a whole new story. In true ‘vernissage’ fashion, I’m certain some paint will still be wet!

Bright Star

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Yet another lovely, visually inspiring film: Jane Campion’s Bright Star lives up to its name. The imagery was just as beautiful as Keats’ poetry. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”








Coincidentally, the star of Bright Star, Ms Abbie Cornish (above) was half of the influence behind this painting.

A Little Princess

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

I’ve been meaning to see the film A Little Princess since I read this post on the Unicorn Diaries. It’s been difficult to find. It was directed in 1995 by Alfonso Cuaron, who did Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Children of Men. I finally found it in Shoppers Drug Mart of all places, and though I’m not one to buy movies, I had to. It’s a lovely story, but it’s the imagery that had me at hello.










All images from The Unicorn Diaries.

Letting Go

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Selling work is a bittersweet thing. Of course it’s the best compliment an artist can receive, but it’s also sad to see something you put energy and love into go off into the world without you. I just sold Queen Anne’s Lace to a lovely young mother who saves her tips to buy original art. How wonderful and inspiring is that? I guess I’m lucky in that I genuinely like the people who are drawn to my work. I get to hear stories of people’s childhoods and memories that are triggered by my images. An 83 year old woman saw Redhead and she told me it looked like her sister when they were small. She had tears in her eyes. I love my job. Do you have anything to say about selling work? Any stories?

June Show

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Playground Invite

I’m having a show beginning June 4 at Dales Gallery in Victoria, BC. For those of you who live here, I hope you can come by!