Friday, August 5, 2011
Once again, it's been a while. It's been a few busy last few months! Summer is supposed to be slower in terms of my work, but it certainly hasn't proven to be. But I am happy to say I am starting TWO WHOLE WEEKS of vacation as of right now!!!! We have some family visiting, then we are all going to Tofino for a full week! We've rented a house right on Chesterman Beach. Can't wait - my favourite place.
I am so excited to be one of the feature artists in the new summer/fall issue of Women's Surf Style Magazine - WSSM! It's a great magazine featuring all women, but not just pro surfers. It's about real life women who surf and has some fantastic features in there - including Artists! I am one the artists they are featuring in this issue. My article is on page 109 - see scan of it here. Also, another Canadian surf artist features in this issue is Daina Deblette Scarola from Nova Scotia. I love her art! Check out her facebook page here...
Friday, June 24, 2011
I know I haven't posted actual paintings in a while, but these were keeping me busy, along with my full time job. I had a blast painting these three, all for the same client. I am delivering them next week, can't wait for her to see them in person. That's almost the best part of doing pet portrait commissions :-).
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Been busy gardening over the past month or so. Reorganized a few garden beds. This is the best time of year, when the rhodo and clematis are in full bloom!
Time to paint a lighthouse I think.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I am part of a cool website called "Daily Surf Art". It was initially started by two surfer artists as a way to promote each others work, but has evolved into a collective of artists dedicated to surf art. One rule - each artist must also surf! When I was invited to participate I was thrilled ... I love being part of this group. It's amazing to see the different syle of each artist and their own unique interpretation of surfing. It makes me inspired to create more surf art!
I do have to admit that over the past few months I have been so busy with a new full-time job (which really is awesome) that my art has taken a back seat. However, I just spent a glorious long weekend camping and surfing in my favourite place - Tofino. I feel like I am rejeuvenated and ready to commit more time to painting! Really, this means better discipline in the evenings - more time in the studio, less in front of the computer and TV.
Here are a few photos from Tofino:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
There are over 100 entries, some absolutely great ones too! Once you click on the link below and decide who to vote for (? #70), at the very bottom or the top fo the page click on the "Click Here" to vote. Only one vote per computer. Voting goes until Saturday May 21 (midnight).
Click here to see the entries.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
For the third year in a row I am involved with the Victoria SPCA fundraiser "Just Desserts" Gala. I can't wait! It's taking place on Saturday April 30th, in downtown Victoria, at a very cool location: 'A' News Studio. The studios will be transformed into a lounge type atomosphere with fabulous live music. Al the sampling tables will be specially set up for mixing, mingling, tasting and enjoying! The evening will feature a silent auction, fantastic raffle, decadent desserts and savoury treats.
How will I be involved? A customized pet portrait, by moi, is one of the raffle prizes. I'm also donating an already completed dog painting to the silent auction. And I will also be decorating the venue with a few of my pet portraits, just to add the the theme of the night.