What’s in a painting?
Each viewer reads a different story into an image and comes to see more as they live with the painting.
It wasn’t until I finished “The Garden Party” that I saw something that made me smile. Continue reading
I love every single flower that blooms in my garden. They make me happy and grateful to live in a place where I can grow them. The awareness that their time in the garden is fleeting makes them even more precious.
This painting, Heat Rising on Brier Island, was painted at the farthest western tip of the island where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bay of Fundy.
It was mid August which usually brings moderate temperatures, but this summer’s heat has been intense all over the world, even here. Continue reading
I have painted Pond Cove many times. It’s my happy place on Brier Island. When we moved here from Ontario 11 years ago, on our very first summer we were invited to join an ever-changing Bear River group who had camped here for over 20 years. Since that summer, we’ve spent a few days annually with others camping at the end of Gull Rock Road. Continue reading
Brier island is truly a painters paradise. I recently spent a week there in intensive painting mode.
Like past artist-created painting retreats I’ve attended, each artist was assigned one night to cook which meant that we were free to paint all day every day, but one. Continue reading
I’m very, VERY excited to join a group of painters tomorrow on Brier Island. We stay for a week and paint and paint and paint! Continue reading
There is nothing so representative of this province in June as wild lupin flowers! They grow everywhere here – in ditches and in fields. Continue reading
In my last posting I invited you to look at my new little flower paintings
It seems that some of you are officially now part of the Bear River local economy. “How?”, you ask. Continue reading
I am thrilled to present my Spring 2018 collection of flower paintings named after women, including a few ancestors. Many of these little gems will be hung in the Bear River Artworks Gallery, opening May 18, 2018 Continue reading