Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Picture Your City with the CAF Collective

On July 22, 2017 the Cambridge Arts Festival Collective worked together during the festival to complete the project we called Picture Your City. Since March, 2017 we have been working hard to take pictures around my hometown of Cambridge, Ontario. We took an image then created 3 detailed lino graphs with the image. During the Arts Festival, the community came together to make prints, one for themselves and one to go in the Picture Your City Book! The collective members painted the title page and bound the book together during the festival. It was amazing to see the final project come together during the day. Participants even created poems throughout the day on the giant magnetic poetry pages in the book. It was great to learn new artistic skills and work with three other fabousl artists, Wendy Campbell, Karen Malcolm, and Renee Therrien.










For more information about the collective check out http://www.cambridgeartsfestival.com/caf-collective/

Friday, June 9, 2017

Idea Exchange Brush Off 2017

I was so happy to participate at the Brush Off on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Idea Exchange at Queen's Square. So many local artists including a few from Brantford competed to create an original painting in just 30 minutes. 10 minutes into my painting I decided I did not like it. I wiped my canvas and started again creating this abstract piece. My mom came to the Brush Off for the very first time and said "It looks like an exploding heart" and that is what is became. This piece went home with a very happy customer. Proceeds from the event help fund programming at the Idea Exchange. 
 



 








Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Works In Progress

In 2016, I took a break from my art due to some health issues. This year, I am planning on participating in many more art projects and excited to get my creatice juices flowing and get back into the art community. I have joined the Cambridge Arts Collective and this new journey is exciting. 

The other day I went out in my backyard and start painting. There are a few works in progress and who know how they will turn out if at all. But Ia m glad to get some sunshine and my hands dirty again with paint water. 


Saturday, September 17, 2016

First Studio Painting

This summer I did not get to paint in our garage that has been converted into my artist studio because it is not air conditioned. However, with the return of cooler weather, I have returned to my new studio. This morning was the first time I have painted in it with our dogs at my feet. I finished up a painting that has been sitting on the to finish shelf for half the year.

Field of Harvest
2016






Thursday, May 26, 2016

Painting the Grand June 12, 2016

I am so excited to be getting out of the house and painting in my hometown, Cambridge!

I will be participating in the McDougall Cottage Paint the Grand event on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The rain date is June 19th!

Take a walk downtown and discover a variety of artists along the Grand River supporting the McDougall Cottage Music-in-Residence program. All of the art created will be auctions at a silent auction starting September 16, 2016!

For more information check out: http://mcdougallcottage.com/exhibits/paint-the-grand-exhibit-and-silent-auction/ 




Saturday, May 21, 2016

Idea Exchange: The Brush Off

I am so excited to be apart of the Brush  Off again this year at the Idea Exchange in Cambridge!
Last year I created a bridge inspired piece in round 2. I will have to start some sketches to prepare for this year's Brush Off on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Get your tickets before they are gone: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/idea-exchange-the-brush-off-tickets-21314659721


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Vacation in Victoria, British Columbia

My hubby and I are taking a holiday this year to Victoria, BC.
I am very excited to go out on the ocean and hopefully see a whale in it's natural habitat.
I have always been curious and mesmerized by whales.
In 2009, I was inspired to paint "Ultramarine" inspired from a photograph from a National Geographic magazine.


With my new camera ,I hope to take some photos that will inspire new pieces of artwork!