2017 North Shore Art Crawl! It's here this weekend... Sat & Sun 10-5!!

My studio at 195 Pemberton will be open for the Crawl this weekend! I'll have some new works in progress on display, and my #100daysofocean pieces will be for sale. Small, original artwork priced at $10-20. If you're interested in any pieces, but can't make it to the Crawl, message me... A few pieces are already accounted for, but the majority are available :) #NSArtCrawl #northshoreartcrawl #northvancouver #vancouver#artcrawl #openstudio

Exciting news!!!

I'm so grateful and honoured to receive a grant from The Fund for the Arts on the North Shore (FANS). It's towards 'Artistic Production' – creating a body of large-scale figurative work for a solo show. It's an exciting next step in my artistic career, and to receive their support and encouragement is incredible!

Their Fundraiser's this Friday, November 4, 2016! 
http://nsfans.ca/

100 Days of Ocean!!!!

My ‘100 Days of Ocean’ Creative Challenge is complete! 100 Days is a long time to stick to something... but the length of time instills habit and pushes creativity and experimentation.

And sharing the process makes it all the more real... Thank you for following along and for all your support, inspiration and encouragement!!

After one big hiccup pretty late in the game, I got back to it, saw through the goal and the creative process. I expanded my range, learned new techniques and created pieces I didn’t think possible in a short time frame on a mostly daily basis.

A project like this is visual proof you can achieve something big by doing something small everyday.

Day 101

Day 100 – 100 days of Ocean

Day 100!!! 🎨 🎉 ✨ "Making a splash" 🌊 #100daysofocean Yay, I made it! Phew and yippeeeee! ✨ #the100dayproject #100daysproject #100dayproject #creative #splash #ocean #watercolour #watercolor #blues #greens

Day 100

Day 96 – 100 Days of Ocean

Day 96 "Hawaiian print" Thinking of the ocean and beach holidays and Hawaiian islands, sarongs and prints... #100daysofocean #100dayproject #100daysproject #the100dayproject #hawaiinprint #island #ocean #beachgirl #pattern 

Day 96

Day 95 – 100 Days of Ocean

Day 95 "Surfacing" Yesterday's post a bit late! #100daysofocean #100dayproject #100daysproject #the100dayproject #ocean #water #light #surfacing #blue #green #underwater

Day 95

Day 94 – 100 Days of Ocean

Day 94 #100daysofocean "Towards Ganges" based on a quick sketch I did a few years ago on Salt Spring Island #the100dayproject #100daysproject #100dayproject #sketch #saltspringisland #ocean #inlet #summer #salishsea #gulfislands

Day 94

Day 92 – 100 Days of Ocean

Day 92 #100daysofocean 'Jelly Fish Abstract' #100daysproject #100dayproject #the100dayproject #ocean #jellyfish #purple #silver #acrylicinks #underwater 

Day 92

Day 91 – 100 Days of Ocean

Day 91 #100daysofocean
'Table Mountain' ... such a beautiful view, full of happy memories...
#pencil #sketch #tablemountain #capetown #the100dayproject #100dayproject #100daysproject

Day 91

Back at it... Day 90 of #100daysofOcean!

Back at it... Day 90 of #100daysofocean. Life got in the way but I'm intent on seeing this through!

'Jelly Fish I' #100dayproject #the100dayproject #100daysproject #ocean #jellyfish #sea #gold #abstract #markmaking #acrylicink

Day 90

I'm excited and honoured to be featured on ArtBomb today!

My Swimmer, 'Below the Surface' is featured on ArtBomb today! www.artbombdaily.com

ARTBOMB IS A DAILY ONLINE ART AUCTION FEATURING CURATED WORKS OF ART FROM ARTISTS ACROSS CANADA. 

Below the Surface, Acrylic on Canvas, 36in × 24in × 1in

Below the Surface, Acrylic on Canvas, 36in × 24in × 1in

They did a great job photographing it for scale and detail.

ArtBomb feature

Here's a screenshot of the email you'd get if you'd subscribed to receive artwork daily in your inbox...

ArtBomb email preview

 

 

Simply Drawing 2nd Annual Show – Friday, June 24th!

Our 2nd Annual Show is this Friday evening, June 24th! It's a unique opportunity to acquire original drawings for as low as 5-10 dollars! Visit the studio where all this drawing is happening and meet the artists.

https://www.facebook.com/events/230264327366301/

In addition to drawings for sale, there will be works of art inspired by our figure drawings... Here's a peek at a few of the small pieces I submitted.

They're figure drawings reduced, printed and transferred onto 3 x 4" Blocks – each results in a unique transfer that inspires further texturing and embellishment with oil paint.

Caitlin
Caitlin – side detail
Anna I
Classic Pose II
Imo

Day 87 – 100 Days of Ocean

Day 87 ... Monday's post late! "Ancient Mariners Rhyme" Red skies at morning... #100daysofocean #100daysproject #the100dayproject #ocean #marinersrhyme #mariners #warning #redskies

Day 87