Wildflower Music

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I hope to bring this colourful original to the Artisans in the ByWard Market tomorrow. This joyful piece is 24 x 24 inches and painted with acrylics on cradled wood. A high gloss topcoat brings out the colours beautifully. 


Good Morning!

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This bold bright tree is called “Find the Time” and is the new arrival at Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville. It’s an original acrylic and high gloss resin painting on a 48 x 36 cradled wood panel. Check out the shop and courtyard for beautiful gifts and treasures for your home and garden.




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Daydream -original acrylic on canvas 3 x 5 fee




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Daydream was painted outside on a beautiful day


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sweet details
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airy wildflower in Daydream

Colourful Wildflowers continue to grow

Looking for a sweet original Mother’s Day gift? Hurry into Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario. I’ve just brought in three fresh new Queen Anne’s Lace little originals and they are very sweet. A lovely gift on it’s own or in a group. Happy Mother’s Day!

New small series of Lacy Wildflowers

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I have a small series of six new original Queen Anne’s Lace ready for the final touch- the high gloss coat that pops the colour and adds protective layer to the art work. Coming soon  to Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario.

Are you ready for some tulips?

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24 x 36 Original Acrylic on a  cradled wood arriving April 25 at The Artisan Shop, 55 ByWard Market, Ottawa

Summer dreams in Queen Anne’s Lace

24 x 24 Acrylic and resin on gallery wood support

There is something about Queen Anne’s Lace that brings back memories of childhood hot summer days that seemed to stretch far longer than the length of the school break. This painting has a dreamy quality of wildflowers moving in the warm breeze. It’s a new addition and available at Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario.

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!   http://www.windsorscourtyard.ca
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When the stars line up…

I absolutely love it when the stars line up and I’m taken away by painting, music and watching it all melt together before my eyes. This work in progress has been a joy!

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. 

trying to get it right

Below are three images of the same painting. I thought it was “done” a couple of times but something wasn’t sitting right with me and I gave it another go. Now it has the richness and depth that comes with layers, glazing,  pouring and all of that good stuff.



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Sunlight puts a little spring in your step

A little sunshine can do a world of good. Looking forward to warmer breezes as the days stretch toward Spring. In the meantime I’m breaking out the cheerful palette and whimsical style. The sparse and hazy florals I like for their moody rain washed look. The painting directly above reminds me of groovy days of flower power.

Music is fuelling the painting party!

Sweet little originals coming to Artisans in the ByWard Market Tuesday. Thank you oh strange winter in Ontario…I’m already thinking of Spring.

OMG it’s Snowing!!!

It’s true! I just saw a snowflake. It’s time to shop for Christmas and I know  just the place to find unique handmade gifts for people on the “good” list.

Artisans inside Ottawa’s Byward Market Square has original art work and art pendants made by Mary Loos Originals as well as hand painted silk scarves, knitwear, one of a kind hats, clothing, and jewelry designs. All made in the Ottawa area by Canadian artisans !

Birchbark and mica pendants, Mary Loos Originals $15
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Hand Painted Pendants, Mary Loos Originals $15
Sweet Little Original Paintings!
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Sweet Little Originals Paintings!
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Sweet Little Original Paintings!

Birch Bark Pendants

New birch bark pendants make a unique gift for that someone who has everything. Handmade with natures gifts including mica for a little sparkle. $15  Find them at Artisans, 55 Byward Market, Ottawa
Mica and birch bark pendants. I’m thinking the stamped birch bark looks like a buried treasure map. How cute is that?

Hand Painted Pendants

Sweet little daisies pendants arrive in the market just in time to get stuffed into stockings.  Hand painted art on scrabble tiles, resin glossy coat and a ribbon or hoop to co-ordinate.  $15 each 2/$25


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!

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