Sunday, November 13, 2022

C=Space FCA Exhibition

King Edwards C-Space (Creative Spaces) has four floors of art displayed and is open form 8 am - 8 pm for viewing. Recently the Federation of Canadian Artist rented three floors to showcase the works of the members. Here I am in my Wassily Kandinsky look alike dress (students will remember this lesson)with  the two works I sent to represent me. 

Saturday, October 22, 2022

FCA Exhibition at C-Space in Calgary Alberta

C-Space is hosting an Exhibition where you can view the works of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Its just a chow so please go check it out


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Calgary Sketch Club Show and Sale

 Thank you everyone who came out to the Oct 22 Dalhousie Community Centre to visit with the artists and enjoy the art show, Thank you to everyone for their purchase of my artworks, I am so delighted that you found something special from my selection of Paintings. 

GOT THIS  In Pastel 

Painted Ladies Preserves - OIL

Cascade of Tulips - Acrylic

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Voice and Vision Sept 24th Airdrie Public Library

 I participated in the voice and vision project after many years of hearing about the project.  

The poem that I received was Home Shore by Jen Atkin

 This is the painting I compiled for the presentation.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Voice & Vision


The 7th Annual Voice and Vision collaboration paired 14 artists with 14 writers. Each created new works of writing and art, inspired by their partner’s work. This year’s entries feature oil and acrylic paintings, poetry, sculpture, graphite, prose, watercolour, and mixed media. Join us September 24, 2022, at the Airdrie Public Library for the full project unveiling and to celebrate the local arts community.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

FCA AIMAE Art Exhibition in Vancouver

I have three pieces in the show in Vancouver Click on the link Below to see the entire show
It is a compilation of 8 x 10 paintings from all over the world

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Calgary Sketch Club - Spring Show

 Calgary Sketch Club Spring Show Dalhouse April 2nd, 2022

Don't miss the first show since cover began two years ago. Our biggest sale held at Dalhousie in NW Calgary. Here's a sneak peek at some of the 10 artworks I will bring.

This is my kitty 

I have captured my son waterskiing at Pine Lake in this one

Some tulips I arranged and painted on my deck

These little birdies were in abundance on our trees this fall

We have a few crows that are quite tame that hang around our front trees and lamp posts. I was even able to pet one of them. They used to caw and follow my daughter to school , she was terrified of them.

Friday, February 11, 2022

2022 Artist's Choice Exhibition - FCA Vancouver Gallery

Painted Ladies Preserves; Oil on canvas 

Here is the painting I submitted. 

Hope you enjoy the show 


Friday, January 14, 2022

 I have been practising the portrait in oil  I have a demo coming up and thought I'd do a portrait, however the 1.5 hours allowed is not going to be enough time. So I'll  have to reconsider my demo media ... Perhaps something simple like apples, hmm




Just practising the portrait 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Sweet Peas

This is part of the Vancouver 2022 works on Paper Exhibition
Here is the link to the exhibition

The Federation Gallery's 2022 Works on Paper exhibition is exactly what it sounds like - a celebration of all things paper! Technology and environmental concerns have resulted in a variety of different types of paper being developed, including pulp, fibre, stone, hemp, bamboo, textured, homemade and yupo. Not only is paper used as the primary substrate in this exhibition, but it's also a prominent medium throughout these artworks in the form of collage and assemblage. Be sure to check out the variety of ways our talented artists turn this humble material into works of art.  Here's the Link:

#Portrait artist of the week; SUE

A bigger brush and 2.5 hours later 
painted with winsor newton oil on tissue paper, it was just convenient...
Here is sue gallagher


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Whats on the easel?

 What am i working on? well, this Himalayan/Ragdoll cat is Misty. I got her for my mom when my dad passed away so she'd have someone to keep her company.  Now mom will be moving and cannot take Misty with her, so this is the painting i am working on for her to take to new place.


Just finished some 6x8 cats 4 sale




Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Airdrie Empty Bowls Festival

 I am so honoured to be asked to paint another bowl for the Airdrie Empty Bowls Festival in Support of the Food Bank. So here is an idea I actually had from last year when I painted the peacock.  With renovating my mom's house and getting garage sales going I decided that the idea of soaring to new heights was something I liked.  So here is my 2021 Balloon Bowl!

                       Here are the pictures I will add the link when they have the bidding available

Sunset Ski (in the smoke)


Sunday, August 22, 2021

My daughter had me do this pet portrait for her friends mom who recently lost this dog, here it is in their favourite place to visit.


 I never missed an episode of portrait artist of the week, when it finished its season and after the tv links for covid19 a facebook pair decided to keep it going and I truly love to paint a portrait weekly. This is one of the admins; Jen Ni and here is her portrait of the week. I have been too busy to paint but finally managed to get hers done. I will be picking up my painting as soon as mom's house sells.!

Friday, May 28, 2021

postcards for fundraiser for CAAF

Calgary Allied Art Foundation Fundraiser postcards  

If you are interested in obtaining these works they go live on June 28th Please go to the website  click on events and petits

mini oil paintings 5x7

SUNSET I - West From Here
palette knife 



Wednesday, May 26, 2021

#MyPAOTW Amy Burton Smith

 This week our sitter was Amy Burton Smith Thanks for the pose Artist Portrait of the Week on Facebook

Friday, May 14, 2021


My newest painting, inspired by the birds this spring. 12 x18 unframed $225.00
Noticing them more as the new kitty is mesmerized by them but quite frightened. The first time she heard them chirp she ran and hid beneath the deck. Now we just sit and watch together, she is still afraid of them. Soon she will be out of this phase....

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Some finishing touches and these kitties are off to their new homes. 


Friday, May 7, 2021

#PAOTW Joe Spademan

 This week the "portrait artist of the week" website (facebook) chose Joe Spademan 

I painted him during a zoom meeting session with Dee from the FCA on Tuesday from my phone. Using such a small image i was able to paint him quicker not focusing on any of the details. That is about how much time i like spend painting these.  The four hours recommended is too much! I don't think that I have spent four hours on any of them but I do tend to waste time painting, fixing, detailing,  I understand when artists say they will just need to stop or the painting will get ruined. So here is my simple painting. He looks like  a JOE doesn't he?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Portrait Artist of the Week Curtis Holder

 This is my #PAOTW  of Curtis Holder

I turned on the oilers game and decided to paint my weekly painting, finished and cleaned up before the game was over  and... the OILERS WoN! 

Painter of Oti Mabuse in the series SKY ARTS series show held during covid-19 for all us avid portrait the year fans.