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.

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.

Bison
Bison
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.