Little Aurora Paintings

I’ve been painting away on a new little grouping of northern landscapes. I hope to have them ready to show soon. A small grouping of tree paintings and the new maple leaf design are en route to Yellowknife. They should be arriving at Visual Effects in a few days.

Simply tranquil

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Original acrylic and resin on a 24 x 24 cradled wood support


This new painting brings back the serene feeling of standing under the aurora on a still evening and listening to see if you can actually hear the dancing lights in the sky.

Mary Loos Originals in Merrickville

When you are visiting the beautiful village of Merrickville Ontario be sure to stop into Windsor’s Courtyard located at 211 St. Lawrence Street. Windsor’s Courtyard is a sophisticated garden and home decor store and now includes my original artwork!
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Sweet Aurora Paintings

A new selection of original northern light paintings are due to arrive in the ByWard Market tomorrow. The little originals are 6 x 6 inches on a gallery profile wood support. 

New 8 x 36 gallery canvas

Peaceful landscapes are arriving at Artisans in the ByWard Market this week in my new original acrylic paintings.

8 x 36   $225

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This natural palette is one of my favourite. It’s calming with subtle drama. I love seeing the silver blue sky meeting the ocher field and the dark contrast of the trees. 8 x 36
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Proud Canadian 
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Tree line against a glowing and joyful aurora

Embracing Handmade

photoIt’s time to embrace handmade. I’m saying this to myself because I could use the lesson. I can get hung up on trying to create something picture perfect without drips, dust, specs or spots. In this business for creating art from start to finish, outside a lab or factory but a living breathing studio, it’s next to impossible. I’m slowly realizing it’s the imperfections that help give handmade objects life and signature thumb print. I don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to learn something I already know. When it comes to pottery I always choose the mug that’s different from the perfect pieces because i find it has the most personality. Okay, time to embrace!

Scenes from the North

I wanted to share some of the photos I’ve taken over the last year or so since we’ve moved to Yellowknife. I’m picking out some that are unique to the north and make this such an interesting and wonderful place to live.

Fireweed and the forest fire smoke
Fireweed and the forest fire smoke
Intense sunsets over Frame   Lake
Intense sunsets over Frame Lake
Sundog! You know its cold when there is a halo around the sun.
Sundog! You know its cold when there is a halo around the sun.

Northern Nights


On a clear cold night you may witness the aurora over Yellowknife. Wondering if they’ll show tonight? I’ve been working on this 24 x 24 acrylic and silver leaf on wood. The lights continue to inspire and amaze me. This original painting (acrylic, silver leaf and resin on wood) is available at Visual Effects in Yellowknife.

Aurora paintings

I walked out on the lake on New Year’s Eve to find myself standing under a vivid aurora. It made me feel very fortunate, peaceful and inspired. The painting began the next day and six small originals (6 x 6 inches) and have been completed displaying lots of light play and resined with a high gloss topcoat and delivered to Down to Earth Gallery and Visual Effects.


Small original paintings available at Visual Effects Custom Picture Framing, Yellowknife

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A fresh new series of little originals are en route to Visual Effects and Down to Earth Gallery in Yellowknife. Northern trees against an aurora filled sky are inspired by the awe I’ve felt standing under the dancing night sky.

Each 6 x 6 inch painting is created on wood with a 1.5 inch profile. I’ve used silver leaf, acrylics and a resin topcoat to create light effects in each one of a kind piece.

Aurora brightens the Yellowknife night sky

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I’ve been roaming around at night. It’s not insomnia it the aurora effect. Are they going to show? How cloudy is it? A few evenings ago the sky above Yellowknife looked like it was supporting some wonderful cosmic lava lamp. I saw a vortex of light two nights ago. Incredible. My artwork can’t recreate mother nature’s glory but these whimsical paintings are so much fun to do I can’t help myself.

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