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Painting Poppies


This year my step-daughter and her husband asked me to create a painting for them. They wanted an image of poppies blowing in the wind. Perfect I thought. They had just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary – it would be a gift from my spouse and I. The space where it will hang requires a …

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Promote Yourself and Get Out-Of-Town!


PROMOTION In today’s marketplace, artists must self promote. We can no longer rely solely on agents and galleries to sell our work.  Here are what I consider some of the necessities for today’s professional artist: a website, a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy accounts, writing articles for your local newspaper, applications to juried shows …

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One Weekend Down – One More to Go in Windermere


WEEKEND #1 What a glorious two days in Muskoka last weekend! Everywhere the trees proudly displayed their autumn wardrobes and visitors came to experience the natural beauty and the creativity of local artists. On Friday, the 4 of us set up our art show at Windermere Village Hall. We arrived with a ‘truckload of work’ in …

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Final Countdown to Autumn Art Show


3 Days To Go Three days to go until the ‘4′ Art Show and Sale in Windermere, Ontario!   All the planning, preparation, advertising done, the last thing to do is set up at Windermere Village Hall. This Friday, along with my friends and fellow artists, Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn and Pat Whittle we’ll hang our …

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Sizzling Art Amidst Blazing Colour


AUTUMN IN MUSKOKA The world is full of beautiful, scenic locations, each one offering it’s own special sensory experience. So why come to Muskoka for a visit? National Geographic Traveler magazine chose Muskoka as one of The Best of The World – Must-see places for 2012! In 2011, Muskoka was the #1 pick on their …

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Diving into Oil


It’s already past mid summer; the season is flying by. How is it that winter lasts forever but summer is fleeting? For me it’s connected to the busyness of these warmer months.  Living in cottage country, my partner and I anticipate entertaining more guests than in the colder days from November to May.  Then add in my …

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ART NEWS!


Great news to share! Last week, thirteen of my watercolour paintings took up a new exhibit space at The Diesel House Café here in Bracebridge, Ontario. So far the owners and staff have heard great comments from patrons. Local photographer, Carolyn Fullerton, and I will rotate our work and Silver Bridge Gallery in Bracebridge, will bring …

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From Inspiration to Interesting Places

Photo of Beaver Creek on Covered Bridge Trail in Bracebridge

Well, here it goes. In this post I’ll attempt to explain my painting process to you. The focus will be acrylic painting. The first thing I need to do is decide what to paint. Most often I’m drawn to nature but I also enjoy painting barns, unusual buildings and architectural details, like windows and doors. …

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A Magical Process


Nature is amazing – how it recycles itself and can come back when we stay out-of-the-way. I notice this mostly in the forest where new life springs up from old cedar tree stumps. But often it happens in unexpected places like today when I discovered an unusual plant growing in amongst the garden cuttings we deposit …

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When One Door Closes . . .


I’m a firm believer in the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.”  (Alexander Graham Bell) Late last week I learned  Art in the Heart would be cancelled for this summer. Apparently, they didn’t receive enough qualified applications for this three-Saturday, outdoor summer show in down-town Bracebridge. There are plans to revamp the show and re-launch …

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