Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Solo Show Held Over, and Artist Talk scheduled!

Great news!  My solo show in the Gallery at White Rock Community Centre has been held over and will be up until October 15th, 2013!  I am scheduled to give an Artist Talk at the gallery on September 25th at 7p.m.  The gallery will be open from 7pm to 8:30 p.m., with light refreshments and music.  I'll be talking about my process and inspiration, and then sticking around to talk informally and answer any questions about the artwork.
Please register for the event by searching for course # 25726 at

Here's a link to the event on Facebook, which includes a map to the gallery.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Solo Show Opens Tomorrow!

My solo show is opening tomorrow afternoon, Saturday July 27th in White Rock.  There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 pm with refreshments and treats.  I will be on hand to answer any questions about the artwork and to give a short Artist Talk.  Details are in the poster above.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Working with Wax

I was in the studio today after not being in for a while.  It felt good to be working again, and I'm getting a rush of creative energy which is well-timed (whew!) as I have a solo show coming up and need some new work.  I started work again on a project that I began in my final year of art school, three years ago, and I have to say, I'm seeing a huge difference in how I am approaching this work now after spending the last 3 years working mostly in colourless wax and getting to know how the wax behaves when heated, melted and manipulated.  It's very different coming back to an older project when you have a much better handle on the materials.  More on this later I guess, hopefully with photos.

Solo Show News

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I will have some recent work in my first solo show this summer in White Rock, B.C. from July 27 to August 23.   I am working hard in the studio to create some new encaustic paintings.  Some of them will be very tiny and colourful, and I've also got some ideas on the go for some larger showcase pieces with found objects embedded in them.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Local News - Art supplies

For those of you are local, you might be excited to hear that the beloved Ruby Dog Art House is making a temporary comeback!  They will be opening a pop-up store, not far from the original location of their store on Main Street. Here are the deets:

4570 Main St., between 29th and 30th, just one block north of the original RubyDog's. The first day of business is Friday, from 11:00 to 6:00, but the official Grand Opening is Saturday, February 16th. 
Hours of operation: 
Monday: Closed
Tuesday/Wednesday: 11:00 to 6:00
Thursday: 11:00 to 8:00
Friday: 11:00 to 6:00
Saturday; 10:00 to 6:00 (except this Saturday, when we'll stay open until 8:00)
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00
Last day of business: Sunday, March 31st.

There will be lots of ephemera, bits and bobs and other great art supplies, as well as handmade things by some local artists and designers:

Giving Gifts:   (earth friendly gifts)
Honeywild:    (jewellery)
What The Frame:  (very cool jewellery storage)
OnceTwice Design Antiques:  (mid-century collectibles)
A Farmer's Daughter:  (jewellery)
Little Moso: (babies and kids clothes handmade from bamboo fabric)
Daria's Hats:  Handmade hats, bags and fabric pins
Clare's Collectibles:  Collectible purses

Check out samples of what you might find in the store here at their Etsy store!  I made many trips to Ruby Dog while i was at Emily Carr University, for inspiration and art supplies, and returned again as an art instructor looking for interesting things to use in collages. I hope you have some time to check it out and support a local entrepreneur and some local artists.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

DisCovery: Earth at Seymour Gallery

Today i am off to Deep Cove to drop off my encaustic piece, Disruption (the second painting made by this name) for the DisCovery show, whose theme this year is Earth.

The piece is part of a series that I have been working on for almost three years, and captures my reaction to seeing a former mining site in the Yukon that is in the process of being reclaimed.

DisCovery: Earth runs from January 8 to February 2, 2013.
Opening reception Tuesday January 8, 7-9 pm.

Admission to the gallery and the reception is free.