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upcoming workshops & more
join me to discover your creative spirit!

 

People gravitate to painting for a variety of reasons and art can sometimes bridge gaps into feelings and places where words just are not enough. Creating is a spiritual process and I believe that the process is more important than what the finished work looks like.

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”― Pablo Picasso

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“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

― Leonardo da Vinci

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WHERE TO FIND MY ARTWORK 2024

 

I have some cards, prints and pieces for sale in the gift-shop at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery.

Shows: 2024:

- January: Purple Heron - Collective show @ Sunshine Arts Council

- March 11 - April 7: Tiny Arts  Exhibition GPAG "Patchwork"

- April, May, June - "Of all things Spring"- Gibsons Chiropractic

- May 30 - June 20 Joes Lounge GPAG " The Traveller"

- July and August long weekend - Seaside market,small pieces, cards & prints

- July: Present Tense, collective show at GPAG

- July and August: - "Watercolor Flowers" - Joes Cabin, Gibsons

- July and August: - " Abstracts" - Joes on the Beach, Sechelt

- August 22 - 25 Art and Words Festival, collective show GPM

  • Market Thurs August 22: 3PM - 8PM GPM, cards, few small artworks

- September: Artwalk - TBA

- Oct 18 - 19 -20 Art Crawl - Location: Gibsons Tourism Office

-Online. See something you are interested in? Contact me and we can arrange to meet for a studio visit to view my artwork.

 

 

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2024

 

Workshops are all different from each other, each class encourages exploration and community. They are meant to help develop your creative ideas in a playful and imaginative way.

My workshops will be a good fit for you if:

  • want more creativity in your life

  • feel stuck in your artwork and are looking to change things up

  • made art in the past but are not so sure how to restart

  • a beginner or intermediate student

  • looking to try a new medium

Please note, we are going to use the time together to experiment and try out different techniques and if you desire to have a completed piece at the end, depending on a variety of factors it may not happen. We will look more at how to start, choosing colors, making decisions while in process.

Classes are open to all levels.  Lets create together.

 

January 21, 28 and Feb 4th/ 2024

Introduction to watercolor painting!

March 16 + 17,  2024

Lets Create 2! Exploring layering in abstract acrylic painting! 

April 7, 2024

Art + Abstraction

April 20 + 21, 2024

Lets create 3! Playing with textures & designs- abstract painting !

 

August 22, 2024

Painting Watercolor Flowers

Explore the delicate world of watercolors and watercolor pencils while painting outside the lines to create atmospheric, abstract and interpretive flowers. Transcribe your feeling into brush strokes as you make marks and add water.

Location: Art & Words Festival, Coastal room - Gibsons Public Market

Price: $25 in advance, or $30 at the door

Time: 1-2:30 (1.5 hours)

Student to bring: supplies

Location: Art & Words Festival, Coastal room - Gibsons Public Market

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Fall 2024

 

Creative Expression

Have fun creating abstract artwork that sings while you explore three different mediums over the three classes. In class 1 will explore watercolor painting, pencils and watercolor crayons. Class 2 we will discover acrylic painting.  Class 3 we will look at mixed media painting and work with collage.  Students are encouraged to work intuitively.  We will create two cards, mini paintings and two small canvas artworks.  All supplies are included. Introductory classes, no prior art experience necessary.

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Turning doodles into great Abstract Art

A fun exploration into acrylic abstract painting and learn how to change your doodles into great abstract artworks by using design principles.  Exploring the world of color, this will be a playful class and is ideal for beginners who are curious about abstract art, pattern making and shifting colors to change the overall feel and mood of a piece.

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Introduction to abstract acrylic and mixed media painting

 

Dates: TBA

Time: 10 – 3 (includes a 30 min lunch break)

Total instruction time = 9 hours.

Cost: $150 + $50 supplies (students only bring a mixed media notebook)

Join me for this weekend to explore acrylic and mixed media techniques. Discover basic skills to develop more harmonious abstract art pieces. This class is meant to inspire you to be able to leave with some fundamental art design principals so you can play more confidently at home.  Learn how to use a color wheel, paint in values and create paintings using geometrical shapes.

Level: Absolute beginner, beginner students that may be familiar with other art practices or people that have been away from painting for awhile.  This class is a good introduction for anyone looking to explore abstract art and looking to develop a bit more confidence with the whole painting process.

In this mixed up and crazy world, it seems we are all searching for meaning and connection.Through art I have found a sense of belonging and something more than myself, a freedom that words cannot do justice.

UPCOMING CLASSES IN 2025:

Dates: Feb 15 + 16

Exploring layering in abstract acrylic painting! 

 

Focuses on adding layers into your artwork by using stencils, saran wrap, collage, simple gel transfers and applying translucent paint using a glazing gloss medium. Students will take home two canvases, and explore how to move forward on a stuck piece of artwork. 

Price: $110 + $50 for supplies

Time: 10 am - 2 pm (Inc. a 30 min break)

Location: The Arts Building, 464 Fletcher Street, Gibsons BC

Dates: March 15, 22, 29 + April 5

Creating Mixed Media Paintings

An intensive look at abstract art and what to throw in to elevate your painting to the next level.  Working on 4 canvases over 4 weeks, we will play with different materials in order to push the boundaries. Focuses on creating an abstract painting using thumbnail sketches to develop compositions and bringing it into fruition using intuition. Students will gain a better understanding of painting in values and the importance of neutrals in paintings.

Price: $220 + $100 for supplies

Time: 10 am - 2 pm (Inc. a 30 min break)

Location: The Arts Building, 464 Fletcher Street, Gibsons BC

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