Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two New Paintings

10x10 Acrylic on canvas
Evening Drama SOLD
           A sunset scene and a scene capturing the change of season. 
These paintings are available through North End Gallery in Whitehorse, YT.

10x10 Acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Once Upon a Forest

NFS 6x12 Acrylic on cradled panel
Sometimes it is fun to let loose with the imagination. This painting was created using up strips of acrylic skins that I had left over from my mono print foray for the Constellations show. A birthday gift for someone dear to me, who shares a love of story and imaginative play.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Yukon Vignettes

4x4 Acrylic on canvas

Winter Aurora
4x4 Acrylic on canvas

Forest Sunset

4x4 Acrylic on canvas

Yukon Sunset

4x4 Acrylic on canvas

Canyon Gold
4x4 Acrylic on canvas

Clouds of Gold

These little vignettes were created for the Yukon Art Society Members Show in December. 
Each are framed in a burnt umber colored frame and ready to hang.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Acrylic Mono Prints - Flower Series

Orion's Field

Casseopeia's Garden

Andromeda's Garden
A series of acrylic mono prints from the group show 'Constellations' - featuring far-out flowers!
The acrylic skins are mounted onto 8x8 cradled wood panels.

Acrylic Mono Prints - 'Sun Spots' Series

8x8 Acrylic Monoprints
Above are pictures of acrylic monoprints featured at the group show 'Constellations'. The process for creating these works involved creating layers of acrylic skins and monoprinting on top, using acrylics, found objects, and a Gelli Plate - a very cool silicone plate that mimics the properties of an organic gelatin plate. When complete and dry, the skins were trimmed to approximately a 7 inch square and mounted onto cradled birch panels.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Long Shadows

4x4 framed
A sneak peek at one of my paintings to be shown in the YAS Members show at Arts Underground, opening Dec 6th.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Charting the Stars Series - SOLD





I'm posting some close-ups of my work for Constellations. These four 8x8 paintings are part of the series entitled 'Charting the Stars'. As you can tell, this is quite a new journey in style.
(I think perhaps I was channeling my son's love of physics.)
All are acrylic on cradled panels, employing printmaking techniques in application as opposed to brush work. It was a very freeing process.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Highlights from Opening Night

Gallery shots, showing most of my work.

A la Carte Women
Edwige Graham, Gabriele Watts, Glenda Mosher, Kathy Piwowar

Opening night has come and gone. It was a jam packed event, coinciding with another opening in the Hougen's Heritage Gallery, adjacent to the Arts Underground Gallery. We so enjoyed the crowd and the comments on our group show.
If you weren't able to attend opening night the show is up until Dec 2.

Friday, October 31, 2014

An Invitation to a new Show + a Sneak Peak at one of my pieces

                                             Constellations l - Mono Print on Acrylic Skin
November 7th our Women a la Carte show 'CONSTELLATIONS' opens at Arts Underground in Whitehorse, YT. You are all invited to attend.
Kathy Piwowar, Edwige Graham, and myself have been busy creating all things heavenly. Kathy has created some stellar mixed media works. Edwige has been busy sewing heavenly fashion accoutrements, and I have been locked in my studio for weeks - lost in space (so it has felt).
I have been on a bold new creative journey - combining my joy of printmaking and painting with acrylics. I'll share a bit more in the days ahead.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Golden Evening

6x6 Acrylic on panel
The days are shortening as the calendar year marches on. While I grieve the passing of fall, and brace myself for an inevitable winter, I am however, witness to glorious sunrises and sunsets again. Spectacular light to punctuate the long darkness ahead.
Available at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dear John...

6x6 Acrylic on panel
Dear John...
Summer is waning, I'm sad to say. In spite of a pretty grey and wet season we've been off enjoying new Yukon sights; sharing them with friends and family. (I have stock piled some images for future inspiration.)
 This little painting was created during the Whitehorse Plein Air Festival. The scene is from my day at the Fish Ladder. The sun was blazing hot that day. I wandered a fair bit looking for a suitable subject to paint. I was particularly interested in finding a shady spot in which to paint in comfort. And speaking of comfort, if you are going to spend a day in nature, locating an outdoor biffy is important! During my scouting I happened to discover this little outhouse tucked amidst some shady trees. I couldn't resist!
Available at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Red Cabin Row

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
There is no end of delightful, quirky buildings to paint in Carcross, YT.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coral Sunset SOLD

5x7 Acrylic on canvas

A little scene to translate some of the colours I see in sky and water.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Grey Mountain Glory SOLD

6x12 Acrylic on canvas

A glimpse of Grey Mtn as it looks in the summer.

Autumn Blaze SOLD

12x12 Acrylic on canvas
It is the height of summer here but I can still recall the colours of September.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Evening Path - A Nocturne Painting SOLD

4x4 Acrylic on cradled panel
This week I've been a participant in the Whitehorse Plein Air Festival. For the past four days myself and 19 other artists have been at selected spots painting on site. Tomorrow is our final day, culminating in an evening exhibition of our works at YAW (Yukon Artists at Work - 120 Industrial Drive) in Whitehorse, starting at 5 pm.
This has been a wonderful experience. For the most part the weather has cooperated. This little painting was done as we were wrapping up our first night on site. I had been painting a river scene and as I turned around the evening light exposed this gem of a scene - 10:30 pm. Needless to say, I got straight to it!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Solstice Sketches = A painter's Dozen

12 4x4 acrylic paintings on cradled panels
The Yukon Art Society will be sharing member's art this July. The opening is Sat July 5th at Arts Underground 5 - 8pm. The theme this year is "Solstice". With all the comings and goings in my household I decided the best thing I could contribute was a series of small acrylic 'sketches'. There are always larger pieces on the go in my studio, however, when life is full of summer fun and family visits I seem to focus best on small paintings. (Click on the picture to see them close up.)
These will all be available for purchase at Arts Underground. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lickety Split

6x12 on canvas
A fun summer scene to celebrate Canada Day and summer. Currently featured at North End Gallery in Whitehorse, YT.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Cup to Enhance - Sold

6x6 Mixed Media on cradled panel 
A departure from landscapes with another mixed media tea cup collage. I had this unfinished piece sitting around for months and decided it was time to finish it. It is available at Arts Underground.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Ol' Blushing Ride

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
A vintage vehicle from by-gone days. This rosy beauty resides in Carcross, YT. It is quite brown with rust but when the sun shines full-on it takes on this blushing pink colour. I just had to paint it!
Available at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT.

Wreck with a View - SOLD

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
There are a lot of these relics from by-gone days. On the South Canol Road there is a cluster of vintage vehicles blending in with the beauty surrounding them. This image is one that caught my eye.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Patch of Patio

5x7 acrylic on canvas

A bright spot in the middle of down town Whitehorse. Available at Arts Underground.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer Pack Man

5x7 acrylic on canvas
On the corner of Second and Main there sits a bench which is frequented by many...
A summery scene from downtown Whitehorse, YT. Available at Arts Underground.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Winter Blush

6x6 acrylic on canvas

A little winter scene of river, mountains and sky, in the early morning light. Available at Arts Underground.

Friday, April 18, 2014

March Break Up

x6 acrylic on canvas

A scene of the Yukon River this time of year. The aqua hues are amazing right now and create quite a contrast against the white ice and orangy-gold bushes at the edge of the river. Available at Arts Underground.