Sunday, January 23, 2011


Nootka - 18x24", acrylic ... SOLD

I met Nootka when I dropped off this portrait just a few days ago - what a gorgeous dog she is! She is the most amazing red colour, not sure what the breed is (she's was a rescue puppy). She was super friendly and playful - I was sad to leave. Her owners provided me with the most amazing photo to use as the reference for this painting.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Australian RSPCA needs your help

The Queensland RSPCA needs help! Many of their shelters were flooded and completely destroyed in the recent devastating floods. The animals were safely evacuated, but many buildings, equipment and supplies were destroyed. This means they don't have even enough food for their dogs and cats, and other animals they have in their care.

They need your help! The RSPCA is exempt from disaster relief funds offered to charities that assist human needs. This means they are entirely reliant on the generosity of your donations.

For more information, please visit

Monday, January 17, 2011


Davie - 16x16", acrylic ... SOLD

This is a fun commission that I completed in December, but couldn't post until now (it was a gift for mid-Jan). Aren't retrievers gorgeous dogs? I love them!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doing the Twist

Doing the Twist - 6x6", acrylic ...

Here's another little guy that I did while on holidays.
My favourite kind of tree - Arbutus.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Late Season Flight

Late Season Flight - 8x10", acrylic ...

Well, I'm back! We had a fantastic holiday season in Ontario. So good in fact that I have probably gained 10 lbs and have to get back into shape (every house we went to visit had cheese appetizers, and unfortunately I can't resist cheese!). Since we got back on Friday I've started my recovery - surfed on Saturday and went for a bike ride yesterday.

I was kept pretty busy and only had time to work on two small paintings. Here is one for today, I'll post the other one soon. This one is a scene from a photo I took while ice skating on a frozen marsh right at the edge of Lake Ontario. I haven't skated in years but it all came back pretty quickly. Just had to watch out for the bumpy bits...

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