Monday, November 17, 2014

??? A Hat Store Painting ????

Looking for a title an a suggestion on what colour to change the shirt.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Days gone by Roses

I often let my roses hang around in the vases long after their glory date; 
having a hard time throwing them out, So here are my days Gone By Roses 
6x8  $220.00 each 
They will be at the Eleveden Art show and sale at triwood community Hall Nov 22nd

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FCA Workshop with Rex Beanland

As workshop coordinator for the Federation of Canadian Artists - Calgary (along with partner Karen Oliver) we conducted a water-colour workshop with Rex Beanland. 
To see more of the newsletter do to fca calgary; events - workshops - newsletters

Monday, October 27, 2014

A wonderful tribute and article about Robert Genn

Thought I'd share this with everyone too, I enjoyed his mentorship and articles.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Calgary Sketch Club McAra Award

I will be submitting these two winter beauties, in the Calgary sketch club for a chance to be chosen for the McAra award.  The printing company will prints cards and prints from the artwork and distributes them to their customers

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Zhaoming paints another, a model from the FCA workshop LOVE IT


My daughter in the daisy field. Along the road out at the acreage will fill with these wild daises

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Summer Vacation

Well I hope everyone had a great summer. I haven't been painting at all but have been doing some travelling and spending time with family. Here are some of the places I was off to this summer .
RIviera Maya

Hanging out with Elvis at the Calgary Stampede

Paris at Night

At Vimy 

Pisa, Italy


Arc de triomphe

The Louvre Museum
Cinque terre,  Montorosso al mare, Italy

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Please vote for my banner at

My artwork was chosen for a banner and is on display on First Avenue in Airdrie, Please vote for me and I can win $200 and you can win some awesome prizes too.  Just click on the link and vote for this artwork.  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Workshop with Sarah Kidner in April

urban scenes in oil

paintings i was working on:

Workshop with rick Berg

During the months of April and May 
we had talented Artist Rick Berg teach us classes on colour theory
The ever hard working... Rick Berg... You can always find him painting in his studio and that is great for our motivation.

Here is the artworks I was working on, having brought yellow items of various textures we proceeded to record the textures with oil paint

May workshop with Roberta Combs

Roberta Combs was our May workshop Instructor and here is the uncompleted piece I was working on:

The workshop ended on a Monday and I was off to Edmonton to help plant the garden, It rained all week and so didn't get the work done til the following saturday; We got most of it in and then it started pouring, well, we got drenched but completed the planting.  
I had been accompanying my father on the tractor when he had a heart attack as we were preparing to plant the garden and then later that week had the successful open heart surgery. I have been away since the workshop as I was visiting my son out of country.  He and his wife have been blessed with a baby girl and I went to spend some time with them. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Zhaoming paints Kassianni

I was delighted to see a new work by Zhaoming Wu that was from our Calgary Workshop.
Here  is another painting he has completed of Kassi, he took some photos at the workshop and this is lovely! The other painting of Kassi was portrait.

Monday, March 31, 2014

show and sales in April 12 and May 3

Calgary Sketch club

5432 Dalhart Rd NW
Calgary, Ab.
APRIL 12, 2014
10:00 - 3:00

Federation of Canadian Artists - Calgary
Haysoro Community Centre
1204 89 Ave SW, 
Calgary, AB 
T2V 0W4
May 3rd 10 - 4 pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Marney Rose Edge Workshop - FCA Calgary

Marney Rose Edge was our March workshop Instructor, together Marney demonstrated painting a rose in stages, all participants painted the same one, Here is my workshop rose will finish when time permits.  Thought I would post it to show what has been going on.