Spring Time at my. Studio

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The colourful group of tulips in our back garden were irresistible and I had to paint them. My art studio is in the background. It is acrylic on canvas. It was put on Facebook and sold to Brenda in BC … Continued

Amazing lines in Nature

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  My husband and I are presently enjoying a cruise through some of the South Pacific Islands enroute to Australia and NewZealand. We took a tour through jungles on the big Island of Hawaii and today was the US Samoan … Continued

Teaching Refugee Children to Paint

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On January 5th, 2017 I was contacted by my friend and internationally known artist Lisa Cirenza. She asked if I would like to join a small group composed of two of the trustees for the London International Gallery of Children’s Art,(LIGCA), … Continued

Naughty Knickers, Revolution in a Snow Storm

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There are a variety of exciting exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  I booked to see two that are on presently with my friend Donna Jones ( www.donnajonesdesigns.co.uk ) who traveled in from Wales to see the exhibition. What … Continued

Fields of Gold

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This piece is painted with oil on Board. This contemporary style was inspired by the contemporary masters courses at Norfolk Painting School. 

Royal Reflections with Seagull

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While walking the grounds of the Brighton Royal Pavilion in search of the reflective pond I knew was there I found this curious seagull gazing into the pond. I think he was thinking fish lived there. I took advantage of … Continued

Into The Woods

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This acrylic painting was used in my recent resin demonstration. It had eli-glow added to clear resin and was then painted over with this mixture. The result is a lovely soft glow of the lighter portions in the dark.

Use of Resin in Art

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RESIN DEMONSTRATION Recently I attended a demonstration on the artistic use of resins demonstrated by Aram Friedrich and Rob Jenkins of Eli-Chem Resins U.K. Aram explained that 95 percent of their business was industrial and 5 percent was for artistic … Continued

Poppies at Lake Louise

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Lake Louise located in Banff National Park, Canada, is famous for it’s beautiful poppies that grow in front of the amazing Chateau Lake Louise. Both boarder the sparkling lake which is surrounded by huge snow clad mountains. I tried to show their … Continued

Into The Wind

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    Summer in Brighton brings out the wind surfers. This one was heading towards our west pier when my husband photographed him. I have used the image as inspiration for this digital piece.

Ancient Stones

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I love the mystery of Stonehenge, As a teenager in Canada I used to dream of joining the throngs of early rises who are there on the solstice just to feel the magic of the moment. I tried to capture … Continued

Dahlia

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20 by 25 inches Watercolour paper was painted, crushed and bonded on canvas then heavily machine and hand stitched.

A Hunt for the Just Right Light

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There is a small pond in front of Brighton’s beautiful Royal Pavilion. I have been trying to obtain just the right light for a photo reflecting this impressive structure. I have painted a similar picture in the past but wanted … Continued

Jug of Poppies

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Subject: Floral Year Created: 2016 Description: Jug of Poppies, painted stitched fine watercolour paper. Sold  

Windswept

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sold Framed 10 by 12 in. Encaustic on board Description: Windswept

South Downs V

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For Sale – Inquire 10 by 12 in. Encaustic on board Description: South Downs V

South Downs IV

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For Sale – Inquire 8 by 8 in. Encaustic on canvas Description: South Downs IV

South Downs III

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For Sale – Inquire 8 by 8 in. Encaustic on canvas Description: South Downs III

South Downs II

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For Sale – Inquire 8 by 8 in. Encaustic on canvas Description: South Downs II

Olive Grove

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For Sale – Inquire 5 by 8 in. Encaustic on encaustic paper Description: Olive Grove

Into the Downs

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For Sale – Inquire 5 by 7 in. Encaustic on encaustic paper Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2016 Description: Into the Downs

Poppies

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Subject: Floral Year Created: 2016 Description: Poppies, Painted & stitched on fine water colour paper.  

Sunset

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For sale – enquire Oil on board 16 by 20 inches Year Created: 2016 Description: Sunset

Royal Ascot, A touch of Class

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting and spending the day at Royal Ascot with two girlfriends. As we were in the Queen Anne enclosure, hat and formal dress were mandatory. Now my artist eye was in overdrive with all … Continued

Blue Reeds

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 12 by 16 in. Encaustic on board Style: Expressionist Subject: Nature Year Created: 2016  

Blue Heron

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For Sale – Inquire Unframed 14 by 20 in. Encaustic on board Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Wildlife Year Created: 2016  

A Little Bit of Klimt

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 14 by 11 in. Mixed Media on Cotton Style: Abstract Subject: Abstract Year Created: 2016 Description: This Textile piece was stamped,dyed and  painted, stitched by machine and hand, with beads added.

South Downs V

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 10 by 12 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2016 Description: This is an encaustic painting depicting the rolling hills and pastures of the south downs in south east Engalnd.

South Down Summer

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 10 by 12 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Impressionist Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2015 Description: Encaustic on board.

Seven Sisters Looking South

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 13 by 17 by 1 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Impressionist Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2016 Description: This painting is painted with encaustic wax and pigments on board. The odd title is referring to the … Continued

The Miracle of Seeing Colours

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Most of us take our ability to see the colours of the rainbow for granted. We need to treasure this ability. Recently I was chatting to my nephew Kaleb who commiserated about his inability to enter various vocations due to … Continued

My South Downs Art Series

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Working in a series can help one to develop and expand an artistic subject. One can take differing views, colour combinations, times of the day for Landscapes, included objects, animals or people, etc. I am working on  series on the … Continued

Bucket List Half Checked

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  We all have goals in life and one of my artistic ones was to have one of my paintings accepted into the summer show of the Royal Academy of arts in Britain.   Well when I arrived in Canada … Continued

South Downs and the River Ouse

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 12 by 16 by 2 in. Acrylic on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Nature Year Created: 2016 Description: Acrylic on heavy watercolor paper. Artist’s Comments: This is the first of a series I am … Continued

Royalty all dressed up

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I had the pleasure of visiting Kensington Palace yesterday and viewing the show on dresses of the Queen, Princes Margaret and Princess Diana. The drawings of these gowns were also displayed  by their designers. One doesn’t realise what artists the … Continued

Arts and Crafts Pieces

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Welcome into 2016. I am a little late to raise a glass with you as  I have been working like a beaver to get these two pieces finished for an upcoming spring exhibition with the South East England Embroiders Guild. … Continued

Daffodils in December!

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Dancing daffodils in December! I love daffodils and enjoy painting them. But daffodils poking their heads up in December? The weather in England has been unseasonably warm. The temperatures have been  around 16° which is unheard-of. These climate changes are … Continued

Ai Weiwei’s Explosive Exhibition

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Wow is all I can say after spending the day on Dec 11,2015 viewing the Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London England. I had heard that it was very good but this did not prepare … Continued

Alice goes to Canada

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Alice in wonderful Canada land is happening. This will be the most well traveled textile piece I have produced. After her successful tour with the embroiders guild in England,  she became available and was immediately sold. Thank you Nairn. I … Continued

Christmas Location

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In the past month I have been working furiously with painting numerous encaustic paintings for a new Christmas Artists Open House at the Oxford Street Studio. The studio has never been involved in a Christmas open house before so we … Continued

Standen House and Gardens

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I had the pleasure of visiting the National Trust site at the historic Standen House and Gardens yesterday. The lovely old country house was the home of the Beale family and is famous for it’s Morris and Co. designs and … Continued

Mountains and Meadows

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Back in the UK, I enjoy thoughts of the mountains of  my British Columbia home. This little piece of encaustic art was a playful way of remembering. It was created with the oil/wax sticks of encaustic and applied with an … Continued

Yorkshire Dales

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I have just completed the commission for my dear neighbour, Judi who loves textile art. It is rare to find people who appreciate the extensive time needed to complete art on fabric and wish for it to hang on their … Continued

Almost There

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It has been some time since I wrote about this commission. A family wedding and travel in Canada has kept us busy. I was given a colourful whimsical card by Judi. my neighbour as a inspiration not to be copied. … Continued

New Commission

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I have a commission to make one of my stitched paintings. My neighbor in Canada loves the Yorkshire dales and their dry stone walls in the UK. She has asked me toi do a piece for her with this subject. Fortunately … Continued

Plein air painting in Norfolk, UK

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What a treat to be on a one week oil painting course with my favorite instructor,  Martin Kinnear and a jolly group of nine other artists. Martin and his assistants have us roaming the hills and beaches of this beautiful … Continued

An Artistic Summerschool

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“NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A GROUP – A COLLECTIVE ETHOS PUSHES IDEAS FORWARD” – S.C. Ceramicist This was the quote that welcomed us to the four day summer school with the Textile Study Group. Our instructor was Mary Sleigh … Continued

The Art of Chagall in Hidden Places

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In our recent holiday to France, we were taken by our friends Eve and Dave to Reims to see their magnificent 12th century  Notre-Dame Cathedral. It has a wonderful panel of stained glass windows by the 20th century impressionist painter, … Continued

Stitchfest in Ardingly

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The embroiders guild held their exhibition  involving the guilds in the SE England yesterday. Along with many sales booths to tempt, there was the judging of the Alice in Wonderland competition held between the clubs. Our Brighton Club was awarded … Continued

Finding Your Own Voice

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Kathy Anne Whites column of june 2015 had an excellent quote from the blog on ArtsyShark by Caroline Edlund. It concerned the topic many artists struggle  with in finding their own voice. I found this enlightening and aspirational. I hope … Continued

The Art of Self Critique

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Recently i had the pleasure of reading an article about self critiquing ones art by Susan Purney Marks. She included several articles which i found very helpful and will repeat below. We often wish for feedback on a piece of … Continued

Seed Pods

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 12 by 16 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Contemporary Subject: Floral Year Created: 2015 Description: This mixed media piece is made with acrylic and mediums, painted on crushed watercolor paper, bonded to canvas and … Continued

Poppy Meadows

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 16 by 12 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2015 Description: This piece was painted with acrylic on watercolor paper, oiled and crunched up, bonded to textile and hand and machine stitched … Continued

Yorkshire Dales

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In Private Collection Framed 28 by 38 by 2 in. Mixed Media on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Female Year Created: 2015 Description: This piece of mixed media collage was a commission to do a view of the Yorkshire dales and … Continued

Alice

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Sold 30 by 40 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Caricature Subject: Childrens Story Year Created: 2015 Description: This large piece was painted on watercolor paper, crunched and then bonded onto textile and heavily machine and hand stitched. Artist’s Comments: This … Continued

Coquelicots (after Monet)

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In Private Collection Framed 17 by 23 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Impressionist Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2015 Description: This piece was painted on fine watercolor paper, crunched into pulp. bonded to textile and heavily stitched by machine and hand. … Continued

Rock Pool

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Sold Framed 10 by 12 by 1 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Abstract Subject: Aquatic Year Created: 2015 Description: Encaustic (hot wax, pigment, and oil) on board Artist’s Comments: This abstract piece reminded me of the many tidal pools I have seen. … Continued

Windmills of my Mind

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Sold Framed 10 by 24 by 1 in. Encaustic on Fine Art Paper Style: Abstract Subject: Abstract Year Created: 2015 Description: Encaustic (hot wax, pigment and oil) on heavy hand made paper with rusted wire sandwiched in the middle with … Continued

After Snowfall

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For Sale – Inquire Unframed 4 by 6 in. Encaustic on Card Style: Canadian Subject: Nature Year Created: 2015 Description: This little piece of encaustic art is going to be sent as a Christmas card to friends. . It is made … Continued

Tangled Garden (after McDonald)

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For Sale – Inquire Framed 10 by 12 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Impressionist Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2015 Description: Acrylic on board. Artist’s Comments:I am a big fan of Canada’s Group of Seven. J.E.H. McDonald painted a riotost garden … Continued

South Downs Autumn

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In Private Collection Framed 10 by 8 by 1 in. Encaustic on Wood Style: Impressionist Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2015 Description: This is a piece of encaustic art which has multiple layers of encaustic wax, inks and burned over with … Continued

The beauty of Historic places

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A visit to the Royal Albert Hall has been on my bucket list for some time. I took advantage to see a wonderful dance theater production of the Follies which was only being shown for one day with two shows. … Continued

A Taste of Brighton

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The Brighton and Hove Arts Festival begins the second of May and continues for the whole month. During this time there are all sorts of artistic venues with dance, concerts. plays, etc. There are also hundreds of Artists Open Houses … Continued

Holiday and hacked

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My sisters and I enjoyed a few days in La Connar, Washington’s tulip festival which was so colorful and stunning. It is an inspiration for art. Unfortunately when we got back home here in Vancouver, we discovered that my email … Continued

The Stunning Art of Las Vegas

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We recently returned from a one week holiday trip to Las Vegas in the company of my sister Pat and brother in law Gord who acted as our tour guides. My husband had never experienced the place and was blown … Continued

Alice in Wonderland

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the writings of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. This much loved book has taken many a child and even adult into the magic land of rabbits, mice, cats and more. What a … Continued

Volcanos and Stars

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Here we are having s warm sunny break in Tenerife on the Canary Islands which is just off the coast of Africa at 23 degrees from the equator for you folks who may wonder. I had no idea of these … Continued

Bath Abbey

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Last week on our way back from a Christmas present run to St Ives for our daughter and grand daughter, we stopped by Wells in Sommerset Uk and stayed with friends for a couple of nights What a treat we … Continued

Knitting and Stitching Show

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A few days ago I treated myself with a trip to the Knitting and Stitching show at the very impressive and huge Alexander Palace in London.  This yearly show is absolutely packed with impressive displays of contemporary textile works from … Continued

working towards goals

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Having goals in life gives you something to strive for, to look forward to each morning and to celebrate once these are achieved. The goals can vary from losing weight, which is a perpetual one with me, to learning new … Continued

New Gallery Show

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I have a few pieces including oils, encaustics and textiles,  going into a show at the Paul Badham Gallery in Haywards Heath in East Sussex, UK. The opening is October 4th at noon which should be fun. All are welcome. 

Silhouettes in a regency Mansion

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Today I enjoyed a at the regency house in Brighton on silhouettes which were all the rage in regency times. We were shown two machine used in past times to help produce these lovely pieces. They were also painted as … Continued

A summer of travel and art

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Since my last blog, we traveled later then usual to Canada due to the death of my father in law. We traveled to the Calgary Stampede for pre booked events with friends from England after which I attended the encaustic … Continued

Aspens

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Framed 28 by 16 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Paper Style: Expressionist Subject: Forrest Year Created: 2014 Description: This is a mixed media piece including paper, paint and stitch. It was created for the across Canada show by the Surface … Continued

Reflections in Flight

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sold 10 by 12 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Abstract Subject: Birds Year Created: 2014 Description: Encaustic on Board. sold

Fishing at Dawn

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For Sale – Inquire Unframed 14 by 18 Encaustic on Board Style: Impressionist Subject: Aquatic Year Created: 2014 Description: This is a painting which was underlaid with watercolor on fine paper and then encaustic paints and wax were added to enhance … Continued

Angel

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For Sale – Inquire Unframed 20 by 24 in. Oil on Board Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Love Year Created: 2014 Description: Oil on panel.

Snowfall

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sold Unframed 12 by 16 in. Oil on Board Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Nature Year Created: 2014 Description: Oil on panel. Artist’s Comments: This scene reminds me of the many times I wandered through the Rocky Mountains near Banff.

Evening Sun over Snow

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In Private Collection Unframed 10 by 10 in. Acrylic on Canvas Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Nature Year Created: 2014 Description: This was painted in acrylic over canvas for the Chestnut Tree hospice in England and goes to auction on eday in February, … Continued

Royal Pavilion

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$140.00 Framed 10 by 12 Acrylic on Board Style: Realist Subject: History Year Created: 2014 Description: Acrylic painting on board.

Brancaster (after Seago)

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$450.00 Unframed 18 by 24 in. Oil on Canvas Style: Traditional Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2014 Description: This oil painting was originally painted by Edward Seago, a British artist. Hi quick painting gives a fresh feeling to the piece. Artist’s Comments: Although … Continued

Old Barn Yard

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$200.00 Framed 16 by 20 by 1 in. Oil on Wood Style: Traditional Subject: Farm Life Year Created: 2014 Description: Oil on Canvas. Artist’s Comments: This painting was inspired by one by Seago.

Sheffield Park

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$200.00 Unframed 12 by 14 in. Oil on Wood Style: Traditional Subject: Nature Year Created: 2014 Description: This little oil painting was completed after a walk though the National trust site of the same name in the south of England. It … Continued

Landscape with Cypress

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$290.00 Framed 24 by 28 by 1 in. Acrylic on Canvas Style: Impressionist Subject: Garden Scenes Year Created: 2014 Description: This painting was done with Acrylic on canvas. Artist’s Comments:It was inspired by a recently discovered piece by Klimpt.

Kirkstone Pass

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Unframed 16 by 20 by 1 in. Oil on Canvas Style: Traditional Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2014 Description: This oil painting was of Kirkston Pass located in England’s Lake district. I loved the colours in it and the tried to show … Continued

The Great Orme

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$120.00 Framed 16 by 12 in. Acrylic on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Nature Year Created: 2014 Description: This was painted with acrylic on fine water-colour paper. Artist’s Comments: While hiking in North West Wales, I came across … Continued

In between the waves

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$380.00 Framed 24 by 30 by 1 in. Oil on Canvas Style: Traditional Subject: Seascape Year Created: 2014 Description: This oil painting is on canvas. and is painted in the style of Aivazovsky. Painting the transparent look to waves can be a … Continued

Bluebell Woods

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sold Framed 16 by 11 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Forest Year Created: 2014 Description: This is a mixed media piece with encaustic on board. Artist’s Comments: Bluebells are everywhere during the English spring. I love the … Continued

Artists Open Houses

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It is now the calm before the storm with the opening of the Brighton Festival Artist Open Houses which I am in. This is a huge month long event during the year and a busy one for artists. I was … Continued

Turner and the sea

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Wow, turners seas are so dramatic and full of action. On the 15th my husband and I visited the show, Turner and the Sea at Greenwich. It had mainly his large oils which gave me goose bumps. The energy that … Continued

Paper, paint and stitch with Leslie Irving

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On April 5th I had the pleasure of presenting my Paper, Paint and Stitch workshop at Leslie Irving’s Studio in Chewton Mendip, Sommerset. What a fun group of textile artists attended. Leslie spoiled us with an amazing lunch. Her studio … Continued

Wonderful Norfolk

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I am just completing a three day oil painting course with a wonderful teacher and artist, Martin Kinnear. It is on abstraction with oil painting. My brain is stuffed full of his teachings. While staying at his old studio which … Continued

Great design endures

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As an artist, we appreciate the power of great design in our work. It just makes things so much more successful be it a piece of art or equipment. My husband and I just purchased two folding Bromton bikes and … Continued

Royal Pavilion painting

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In my previous post, the picture of my painting did not transfer and being less then capable of fixing it, I will just add the picture of the painting here. A fees weeks ago I was travelling home on the … Continued

Victoria and Albert museum

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Earlier this month I spent a splendid day with textile friend Donna Jones viewing the 80’s fashion retrospective show called Club to Catwalk. We also took in the lovely the pearl show. Seeing two in one day kept us on … Continued

Art comes in many forms

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A couple of days ago I had the pleasure of celebrating the 72nd birthday of my friend Carol Cleveland. For those who don’t know Carol, she was and is the only female member of the Monty Python group, Carol is listed … Continued

Textiles Gone Wild

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Spending a day teaching others in new ways to work with  textiles can be both educationsl and inspiring. That is what happened this last Saturday when I taught a group of ladies from the Brighton Embroiders Guild. We spent the … Continued

Angelus by Millet

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As part of my series, Painting the Masters, I have just completed this picture which was inspired by Millet’s  Angelus. This is part of a series under the able direction of Martin Kinnear, oil painter and teacher in Norfolk, UK. … Continued

DuPont art group annual show

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August has rolled around again with the art group I belong to having their annual show. For those of you who wander into a gallery or an art show, little do you possibly appreciate the time and work it takes … Continued

Breaking Boundaries Summer School

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From July 22nd to July 26th I had the pleasure in attending the Textile Study Group’s summer school which was held at Harper Adams University in Schropshire, UK. The theme of the summer school was ‘Breaking Boundaries’. There were three … Continued

Painting and stitching workshop

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On July 13 gave a workshop sponsored by the Brighton embroiders guild here in Patcham. It was so much fun teaching a group of enthusiastic and talented stitchers how to paint on watercolor paper, bond it to calico and stitch … Continued

People’s day

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On Saturday the 15th Brighton and Hove celebrated People’s day with dozens of organisations and groups performing or displaying their organisations, works and talents. Thousands attended with kids playing in the makeshift playgrounds, food courts busily selling all sorts of … Continued

Nebula

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In Private Collection Unframed 10 by 8 in. Encaustic on Board Style: Abstract Subject: Art Year Created: 2013 Description: This is an encaustic interpretation of a piece of sculpture on the sea front of Brighton. It has been dubbed ‘the Donut’ … Continued

Reflections

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In Private Collection Unframed 10 by 8 in. Encaustic on Fine Art Paper Style: Impressionist Subject: Seascape Year Created: 2013 Description: This piece is painted with encaustic wax and oil over painted watercolor paper. sold

Poplars on the Epte (after Monet)

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In Private Collection Unframed 30 by 30 by 1 in. Oil on Canvas (sold) Style: Impressionist Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2013 Description: This was painted by Monet in 1900 and typical of his later style. It is part of my series of … Continued

The Queens Gallery

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On may 28th I visited the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace to see the wonderful show called ‘the Art of Tutor and Stuart Fashion. It is a stunning exhibition of paintings of glorious clothing and textiles as well as actual pieces … Continued

Horsham Quilters guild talk

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On May 23rd I drove with a friend to the Horsham Quilters Guild day to listen to a talk by Jan Beany, one of the two artists known as Double Trouble. These two artists have over 20 books to their … Continued

Out of the hands of Babes

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On May 18th I helped with a workshop at Ascention arts which is part of the Brighton and Hove Fringe Festival. It involved working with 6-14 year old children from the young embroiders group as well as local children. I … Continued

Four sisters in a London phone box

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A delightful yearly gathering of my three sisters included a theatre weekend in London and tours of the cities treasures. After a delightful lunch with our husbands and the Van der Welle’s, it culminated with the four of us fitting … Continued

Back in th saddle

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After a very busy time in BC which ended with a super trip to the Sechelt meeting of the surface design group, we are back in Brighton. Having survived a week of jet lag, we went to the opening of … Continued

Catherine Nicholas demo

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Our local art store chain has a series of free demos using many types of art processes. To my delight, I saw that Catherine was listed as one of the presenters on march 23rd and immediately signed up. Catherine is … Continued

Art pick up

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On march 18th I drove down to the lovely La Conner area of Washington, just south of our White Rock home in order to pick up my piece of art which was shown at the recent successful show of students … Continued

An English Garden

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My niece Claire Archibald, in Vancouver has a studio in her home where she works doing makeup, nails, etc. it has a large blank wall which just itches for a piece of art. I just finished this piece in time … Continued

White Rock

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We are here at our Canadian home in White Rock. Although it has been a wet spring here, there have been sunny days as week. This morning walk along the ocean front was a delight. I so enjoyed the sun … Continued

Valentino!

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I attended a wonderful presentation of Valentino, Master of Couture at the Somerset House, London on February 12th. What a wonderful display of his beautiful gowns which were designed over the past 40+ years. So many famous people wore his … Continued

Read on Red Show

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The Cutting Edge Art Group is having a show at the Squamish library foyer gallery in British Columbia from February 5th to march 4th. It is called Read on Red. I have a piece in it which is also featured … Continued

Artstudio iPad painting

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On this sunny day, I played with art on my iPad with friends. I have used the ‘Brushes’ app in the past and still enjoy using it. I discovered a new app for me called Artstudio. I found it to … Continued

The sky fell

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Gee, in about 12 hours we had about 6 inches of snow come down. As usual, roads were a mess, airports closed, schools closed, etc. and more is forecast in the next few days. This is an adventure. I have … Continued

Royal Pavillion all Lite up

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On January13th we attended a birthday party being held in the beautiful grounds of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion. Each year they have an ice rink and surrounding marquees with a restaurant. I loved the way they bathed the Pavillion in lights … Continued

Complex Threads

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Today is the start of the art show, ‘Complex Threads’ being held at the Schack Art Center in Everette Washington. It involves former students of the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts. I have a piece called ‘Galaxy’. In the … Continued

New Years

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My husband Chris and I celebrated the coming of the new year with friends. Looking back over 2012, I feel very blessed and thankful to have had the opportunities to share my art with others, to travel to various places … Continued

Solstice

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This morning I awoke early and lay in bed listening to the morning singing of the birds. Their music was so cheerful and melodic. It makes one love nature and appreciate what we have in life. Here in England, we … Continued

Painting the pub

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We had the results and party for the ‘painting the pub competition’ with my DuPont art club. It took place at the Duke of Wellington where we have a permanent gallery for our art. The patrons of the pub voted … Continued

Photo to stitch to encaustic

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Brighton photographer, Nick Ford, and I work together on occasion. He forwarded this lovely close up photo of a sculpture which is on the Brighton sea front. In order to understand the full sculpture, I have included a photo I … Continued

A wet welcome back to England

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Well, we had a lovely flight home only to discover a rather wet carpet under the Eve’s. Apparently the hot water cylinder had cracked and started to leak after my father in law turned on the heat the week before. … Continued

Retirement party

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Last night I attended a retirement party with people from my former employer, the WCB, for my former coworkers, Eric Fielder and his wife Debra. It was lovely seeing many faces from the past. It was also amazing to hear … Continued

Saltspring island art

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From September 29-31st I attended a two day workshop given by Jason Pollan on mixed media. The aim was to extend ones comfort zone in art. We’ll, the few studies created certainly did that as these two pieces can attest … Continued

Reeds on red

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My piece which I have titled, ‘Reeds on Red’, is finally finished after dozens of hours of work. It is hand stitched mainly on painted silk. The size is 30 x 48 inches so required many hours of stitching. It … Continued

Charging one’s creative soul

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There is nothing more rewarding and fun then spending a day out with a soul mate who is also a wonderful artist. That is exactly what happened yesterday when my dear friend, Anni Hunt Martin and I spent the afternoon … Continued

Getting wired up

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A day with fellow artist Joanne Waters in West Vancouver showed those of us there, the diversity of art. Joanne makes beautiful wire sculptures which she sells. I must say that you need to get your hands and wrists in … Continued

A day with former collegues

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Attending a lunch with former colleagues can be fun. When it involves displaying art, it becomes even more interesting. This is what happened with the work safe retirees semi annual lunch. It was great fun to be asked to show … Continued

Wrapped in Wax

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What a lovely three days in an encaustic workshop with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch. It was held in a roaring rain storm on West Vancouver’s waterfront. Encaustic (wax painting) can be used with various types of mixed media. The glow of … Continued

End of an interesting holiday

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We are leaving Osoyous BC after a holiday which included Calgary and my family, Yellowstone National Park and it’s beauty and animals, Lethbridge Alberta, my old alma mater and a visit to it’s hospital this time and finally a lovely … Continued

Rattle snakes

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We are driving down to Yellowstone national park and this sign in Montana certainly caught our eye. We tip toed carefully to the washrooms -no rattles heard.

A day to turn Blue

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On September 18th, I spent a glorious sunny day dying shibori with my friend, Anni Hunt at her home. We mucked into the synthetic and original indigo dyes turning ourselves and many pieces of cloth a lovely blue colour. I … Continued

Packing up

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Chris and I are busy getting ready for our travel back to our home in Canada. Although I don’t need to take any clothing as I have plenty at our other home, gosh, do I have lots of art supplies … Continued

Arundal Wild Life and Wetlands

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What a warm sunny  day was spent walking through  the lovely wetlands of Arundal. We took a boat trip and saw a rare water vole munching on a reed. I went with my three coven friends, Anne, Maggie and Hazel. … Continued

Bike racing in the new velodrome.

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August 29th and we were away to see the bike racing in the new veledrome. The olympic park was huge and so well done. We were able to get tickets that morning for the 20+ storey Orbit and were amazed … Continued

Painting on Brighton beach front

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Ahh, August 29th was a lovely sunny breezy day out with my Dupont Art friends painting on Brighton beach front. I found the donut statue that Nick had photographed and it is huge! I painted it, ate ice cream and … Continued

Photograph/Textile Art Collaboration

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Today Nick Ford, Brighton Photographer,  dropped by my studio to discuss a possible collaboration using his lovely photos and my textile art. His photos can be seen a www.nafphotos.co.uk. We discussed how this could be done and came up with … Continued

Tea with the Mayor

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On August 22nd fellow artist, Jane Jukes and I attended Brighton City Hall to present the Mayor with paintings which were for the Brighton and Hove  fund raiser. Mr. Mayor had invited us to come for tea in appreciation for … Continued

Pentathlon games at the Olympic park

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On August 11th we attended the modern pentathlon games here in London’s Olympics. They were held at the Greenwich area and included the equestrian jumping. It was so exciting with the crowds roaring their encouragement to all riders. The feeling … Continued

Olympic flame arrived in Brighton

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On July 16th the Olympic flame arrived in Brighton. We had tickets for the celebration in the Cricket ground which I am sure is still recovering from over 10,000 people trampling all over it.

Brighton Friends Day

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Yesterday, July 14th Dupont Art took part in Brighton Friends Day. It felt like half the city had converged into the down town area. I assisted with a couple of members in setting up a small showing of our art … Continued

Embroiders Guild Regional Conference

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I attended our Embroiders Guild Regional conference yesterday and heard Alice Kettle give an excellent presentation on her past, present and future work. She sews huge pieces and has commissions around the world. She paints with thread and is now … Continued

Daisies !!

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Unframed 9 by 11 in. Mixed Media on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Floral Year Created: 2012 Description: Mixed media on 120 pound water colour paper.

Crocus Spring

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Framed 11 by 16 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Floral Year Created: 2012 Description: This picture was sent to me by my sister Marilyn. It was taken in Calgary Alberta just after the snow … Continued

Spring Bouquet

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In Private Collection Framed 15.5 by 18 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Floral Year Created: 2012 Description: This piece was inspired by the mass of colour of cut flowers on my table. It is … Continued

Bamboo Sunrise

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Framed 16 by 12 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Fine Art Paper Style: Illustrative Subject: Botanical Year Created: 2012 Description: This piece was painted in acrylic then stitched over with cotton thread. Sold sold

Reeds on Red

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Framed 48 by 32 in. Mixed Media on Silk Style: Impressionist Subject: Landscape Year Created: 2012 Description: Painted silks which have been layered, cut back, machine and hand sewn. Artist’s Comments: This piece is for two shows in BC, Canada in 2013. … Continued

Cave Pony

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In Private Collection Framed 16 by 11 by 1 in. Acrylic on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Animals Year Created: 2012 Description: This piece was inspired by the cave paintings in the Chauvet Cave in France. It is … Continued

Cave Horses

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Framed 21.5 by 15 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Animals Year Created: 2012 Description: This piece was inspired by the cave paintings from the Chauvet Cave in France. It is painted on … Continued

Mystics

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Sold Unframed 22 by 16 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Animals Year Created: 2012 Description: This piece was originally inspired by the cave paintings in the Chauvet Cave in France. As the … Continued

Cave Deer

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Sold Framed 12 by 17 by 1 in. Acrylic on Fine Art Paper Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Animals Year Created: 2012 Description: A herd of ancient deer and mysterious animals was painted in the Chauvet Cave and inspired this painting. … Continued

Cave Bull

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Sold Framed 12 by 17 by 1 in. Acrylic on Fine Art Paper Style: Representational Subject: Animals Year Created: 2012 Description: This piece was inspired by the cave paintings in the Chauvet Cave, France. It is painted with acrylic on … Continued

Cave Pony 2

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In Private Collection Unframed 10 by 8 by 1 in. Encaustic on Wood Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Equine Year Created: 2012 Description: This encaustic piece was first drawn directly on the plywood background before being layered with encaustic waxes and … Continued

Fifty Shades of Chocolate

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In Private Collection Unframed 8 by 8 by 0.25 in. Encaustic on Wood Style: Abstract Subject: Abstract Year Created: 2012 Description: Mixed encaustic waxes with plaster on wood. sold

Tides Out

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Framed 15 by 20 in. Oil on Canvas Style: Interpretative Subject: Seascape Year Created: 2012 Description: I visited Ros on Sea in northern Wales recently and was entranced to see this scene of the local break water with the tide out. … Continued

Party Girl

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$195.00 Framed 14 by 18 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Caricature Subject: Female Year Created: 2011 Description: After too many drinks this young lady posed for a lovely portrait. She is done with mixed media of silk, various fabrics … Continued

Daisies

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$125.00 Framed 12 by 16 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Contemporary Subject: Floral Year Created: 2011 Description: This mixed media piece is made with acrylic on oiled, crushed water-colour paper on canvas and stitched. sold

Poppies

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$180.00 Framed 18 by 24 by 1 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Art Deco Subject: Floral Year Created: 2011 Description: This is a close up of a field of poppies. It is a mixed media piece with acrylic on oiled crushed paper … Continued

Flower pot on table

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Sold Framed 16 by 12 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Floral Year Created: 2011 Description: This piece is a mixed media with acrylic paints and stitching with cotton and rayon threads over oiled crushed watercolor paper on canvas. Artist’s … Continued

Tree Of Life

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$500.00 Unframed 72 by 20 in. Mixed Media on Silk Style: Art Deco Subject: Nature Year Created: 2011 Description: This is a seven foot piece which can be viewed from both sides. It is a piece sandwiched with silk, synthetic sheers, cotton organza … Continued

Cave Ponies

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In Private Collection Framed 36 by 24 in. Mixed Media on Canvas Style: Impressionist Subject: Wildlife Year Created: 2011 Description: This picture was inspired by one of the hundreds of images found in 1994 in the Chauvet caves in France.These were … Continued

Please Don’t eat the Daisies

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16 by 12 by 1 in. Acrylic on Canvas Style: Realist Subject: Animals Year Created: 2011 Description: This is a grizzly cub munching away on grasses and flowers as they will. It is painted with acrylic on canvas. Artist’s Comments: I loved the … Continued

Red Sails

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Sold Unframed 9 by 12 by 1 in. Oil on Board Style: Impressionist Subject: Seascape Year Created: 2011 Description: This spunky sloop is fighting her way through heavy seas. It is done with oil on board using a pallet knife. … Continued

Tangled Garden

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$550.00 Framed 22 by 18 in. Mixed Media on Paper Style: Contemporary Subject: Floral Year Created: 2009 Description: This piece was created with a recycled heavy paper backing which was stamped, painted and dyed. The flowers, leaves and butterflies were made … Continued

Beech trees at Sunset

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In Private Collection Unframed 14 by 10 by 1 in. Acrylic on Fine Art Paper Style: Mural Subject: Nature Year Created: 2009 Description: This piece was painted using a combination of acrylic paints, inks and archival pens. Artist’s Comments: My husband … Continued

Spirals I

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55 by 6 in. Fibre on Silk Style: Abstract Subject: Abstract Year Created: 2007 Description: This is a close up of the Spirals I showing the multi media used on the silk.

Galaxy 2

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$160.00 59 by 79 cm. Fibre on Fabric Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Nature Year Created: 2007 Description: This piece is part of the galaxy series. It is layered on cotton velvet, with procion dyed silk and very heavily beaded.

Galaxy

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$2,400.00 Unframed 46 by 32 by 1 in. Fibre on Cotton Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Science Year Created: 2007 Description: This large piece is multi layered, stitched and bonded silk,synthetic and cotton threads on a dyed cotton velvet background. The inspiration for … Continued

Ya Ya Girls: Faye

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Not for Sale Framed 16.5 by 13.5 by 1.5 in. Fibre on Synthetic Fibre Style: Contemporary Subject: Female Year Created: 2005 Description: This is one of a series of stylized pieces depicting the four sisters in my family. It is constructed in … Continued

Ya Ya Girls: Patty

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In Private Collection Framed 16.5 by 13.5 by 1.5 Fibre on Synthetic Fibre Style: Contemporary Subject: Female Year Created: 2005 Description: This is one of a series of stylized faces depicting the four sisters in my family. It is fibre based, sewn … Continued

Ya Ya Girls: Judy

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Not for Sale Framed 16.5 by 13.5 by 1.5 Fibre on Synthetic Fibre Style: Contemporary Subject: Female Year Created: 2005 Description: These stylized pieces are sewn with various fibres and embellished with beads and paints. Artist’s Comments: This piece is a self … Continued

Ya Ya Girls: Marilyn

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In Private Collection Framed ft. Mixed Media on Synthetic Fibre Style: Contemporary Subject: Female Year Created: 2005 Description: This series of four stylized faces were made from various fibres and heavily embossed. Each one depicts one of the four sisters in our … Continued

Vegtable Patch

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Not for Sale Framed 10 by 48 in. Collage on Card Style: Expressionist Subject: Fruit & Vegetables Year Created: 2004 Description: This collage is made up of organic shapes from stamping using various mediums and materials in earth tones. Artist’s Comments: … Continued

Gramps

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$250.00 Unframed 12 by 8 in. Acrylic on Wool Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Portrait Year Created: 2004 Description: Metallic and dyed cotton fibres are laid over dyed wool felt. Embellishments are added and stitched over. Artist’s Comments: Gramps is my favorite of an … Continued

Forest Floor

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Sold Framed 12 by 13 Fibre on Synthetic Fibre Style: Expressionist Subject: Nature Year Created: 2004 Description: This piece of fabric art is quilted through burning of the fabrics to each other and then stitched. All of the fabrics are hand … Continued

Bowl of Roses

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Orchards $250.00 15 by 19 in. Fibre on Cotton Style: Contemporary Realism Subject: Floral Year Created: 2001 Description: This piece was inspired by the stitch and flip book by Valori Wells and Jean Keenan. It is machine pieced and quilted with commercial … Continued