Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rick Berg Workshop

At the end of November I conducted a workshop for the fca, members took a tour bus out to the Crossfield studio of Rick Berg. Here we painted landscape versions of Rick's own unique style of painting.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


The Calgary Sketch Club and the Federation of Canadian Artists both had their critiques in October.
Here is Jean Geddes with the sketch Club and Holly MWilliams with the FCA

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mike Svob Workshop

I contacted Mike Svob to do a workshop but he was not able until SPRING but offered to do this demo for us, He is a very talented artist, interesting to see his use of colour in tone. Its all about VALUE, and value is what he delivered!

Mike Svob a senior member of the federation of canadian artists is shown here creating a demo for the calgary branch of artists. He believes the federation is the best art club he has ever belonged to and is gracious to GIVE BACK. Thank You Mike for providing us with the wonderful demonstration

Saturday, October 22, 2011

model workshop

Today I held a model workshop for the federation of canadian artists. Our art instructor was no other than Ingrid Christensen. Here is the unfinished model painting I am working on.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Christmas Kitty

I am trying my hand at tinsel, I will need to revise the final version once I figure out how to paint this intriguing element. Here are the processes leading up to the finale...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Airdirondack chair

While I was on vacation Creative Airdrie had an event to raise funds to create a new arts building, I painted a chair that they auctioned off and realize I should post it so here it is.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Andrew Kiss Demonstration

On Friday night I enjoyed a wine and cheese event that hosted this famous Artist, He was very meticulous and his tones were right on.

Andrew Kiss. I read on a website that his palette is never the same , well it is the same, the paint has been building up for months and its formed into a small mountain. I think Doug Swinton was already offering to put on ebay.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Christmas Decoration

I pondered for a while and knew a red ornament would be grand but I didn't want the focus away from the kitty so here it is in GOLD.

kitty for Christmas

Well half way through

the 2nd day and here is how much I have finished.

Art Show

Calgary Sketch Club
Riverpark Church
3813-14Ast. sw

Sat Oct. 15th
10am - 4 pm

I will be participating in the Riverpark Art Show

Calgary Sketch Club Show

Riverpark Church

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

new pastel

I am working on this as a christmas card design, this kitty is under the tree batting Christmas decorations. I Should be done by tomorrow for the sketch club meeting. They have a printing company who will choose from hundreds of paintings one they would like to put on a card, everyone is invited to bring 5 images. It is unlikely they will chose the cat but it was good motivation to get another piece done!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

SFCA Award

This painting of CAPTIVATED was chosen as the federation of Canadian Artists - Calgary 30th Anniversary Show as Best of Show SFCA Award. SFCA is the title given to a member who has achieved signature status, the SFCA member who chose this painting from the show was Alice Saltiel.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I was honoured to have Won FIRST place this weekend at the Calgary Branch of the Federation of Canadian Artists 30th Anniversary Exhibition!! Of 170 paintings the jury in Vancouver chose my kitty "Tonsils" I am humbled and thankful!! Pictures of the event to follow.

Friday, July 29, 2011


This little kitty is done enjoy

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The big yawn

Just showing you whats coming up; working on this feline.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pastel Kitty painting by Tami Hort

This kitty is ready to pounce but I can't think of the word for that so if you know it then you have named this artwork. Let me know

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Pastel - I am enjoying working in pastel again.

Painting a few pastel pictures for the upcoming federation of Canadian artists show in september, two kitten pictures are on the agenda

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

between the planks

Just working on this little girl, have a lot to do yet. so bear with me.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Parade Day

We sat at the end of the parade and for this little clown it was evident he had a long day, He was so cute, the saddest little fellow, so I had to paint him up.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tami Painting at the Calgary Stampede artist window

Sunday July 10th I was painting at the Calgary Stampede in the Artists Window. I originally worked on four horses overlooking a fence and finished off working on this little calf.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lloyd Park Wetlands

This is something I did last week out at llyod park with Linda Wilder, still have a few spots to fix. It was sure nice to paint outside and view the real thing, I must admit it is a better deal then a photograph.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Paint

I am nearing the end of the paint I was handed down from the workshops, I have had to add white but still trying to finish off the palette of guck - I hate to waste it but it seems to be at the end. The paint is coming out dried up and leaving little flecs in the paintings. If you look closely at the truck you can see this. I used my own (winton, which seems dryer, It isn't as smooth going down as the graham) for the plein air because the sheets of palette are really quite messy to untangle. I know I wear

alot of paint when I create artwork but these were messiest things I ever saved. I had three sheets of all this paint but I guess it has a shelf life too and now I can start painting big again with a new palette of paint.


I was gong to paint outside and as I was sitting there my geraniums caught my eye and I decided that I would give it a go, these are on a 6x8 canvas

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Plein Air at Big Hill Springs

The main waterfall at big hill springs, I never painted this one before, this just needs a few tweeks and its a done, I was out there with Jan chalupchanek and Linda Wilder on Tuesday, fighting the mosquitoes that haunt me now with all the bites.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just to show you what I am working on - another horse for the western showcase - Calgary Stampede/western in smittys

I forgot to mention how painful it is for me to paint in acrylics, hm not my favorite medium at all but I am needing to get some done, the oils may not be dry in time to show. So I will work hard on producing acrylic paintings for the next few days.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Western Art for Smitty's

With the Airdrie prorodeo and Calgary Stampede quickly approaching I am working on some western Artwork for the restaurant.
I have finally completed this one and you can see it at Smitty's, I don't post completed pictures

Monday, June 20, 2011

At the Kinsmen spring into summer event

A dance and fundraiser event for cystic fibrosis
Two artists brought artwork to help with the fundraiser and of course Wendel had his fabulous photography out as well.

Friday, June 17, 2011

last ray of sunlight

This is another photo I took lost in kananaskis just before sunset, you can get it at the Kinsmen fundraiser dance and auction tomorrow

footprints of the past

hoodoos in Drumheller Alberta - historical landmark