Quilted Sky

My series took a bit of a turn when I produced this painting, “Quilted Sky”.

I’m exploring ways of incorporating quilting aesthetic into other scenes such as landscape, still life and portraiture. This is one of my first attempts to transfer the often geometric motifs from quilts into a landscape. It was very enjoyable to paint and spurred many more ideas… more paintings to follow in the coming weeks!

Don’t worry… there will probably be more cat paintings too 😉

Quilted Sky, oil/canvas, 20 x 20"
Quilted Sky, oil/canvas, 20 x 20″


New Gallery on Website

Hi Folks,

Just a little post to let you know I uploaded works from my latest show, “Sleeping in the Forest, Waking in the Desert” into a new page on my website. Go see them all together here.

photo of paintings in oil and watercolour
Sleeping in the Forest, Waking in the Desert screen shot

Feeling rustic

Today I feel like sharing with you a rough pastel drawing of a forest in fall.

I am craving the scratchy texture of  thick plaid “Sault Ste. Marie Tuxedos” (these are wool button-up sweater/coats for those of you who don’t know the northern Ontario lingo). I’m craving a cold beer on a dock as a summer sun sets. I’m craving guitars around campfires and lobsters spread out on newspaper-covered tables with little dishes of butter. I’m craving the sight of two dozen Cedar Waxwings passing berries to one another in a tree. I’m craving lichen covered rocks under the first snowfall of the season.

pastel drawing of an autumn forest
Autumn Forest, pastel on paper, 8.5 x 11"


Here Not Here

I’m in a group show featuring contemporary landscapes of New Brunswick opening this Friday:

Curated by Penelope Smart

25 June – July 1st

Thunder & Lightning Ltd. 6 Ford Lane, Sackville, NB

Opening Reception on Friday June 25th 5 – 7 pm

Invitation to art exhibit at Thunder and Lightning