Tuesday, April 8, 2014

August Gold

6x6 acrylic on canvas SOLD

A little painting of the Yukon River as the August sun wanes. I'm looking forward to enjoying summer scenes such as this.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Thaw at Kusuwa

8x8 acrylic on canvas
With the warming of the weather and the lengthening of our days, winter ice is breaking up and water is begining to flow freely. There are numerous lakes nearby- like Kusuwa, where we can walk along the remnants of melting ice and snow and picture ourselves enjoying a day at the lake in the summer to come.

December Morning on Main

6x9 acrylic on canvas SOLD

A winter street scene from my "Seasons" show.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gold Strike on the S.S. Klondike

10x20 acrylic on canvas
Driving in to town I pass by this scene. If I'm lucky, I catch the sun striking the sternwheeler as it crests above the mountains. At just the right moment a golden sparkle reflects off so many surfaces - snow, river mist, and this familiar landmark in Whitehorse. It is all I can do to keep my eyes on the road, but, sometimes I do pull over, and take time to watch yet another Yukon light show play over the land. I am never disappointed.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Where the Creek Runs Through

5x10 acrylic on canvas

A late winter/early spring scene from Wolf Creek. Currently available through North End Gallery in Whitehorse, YT.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Legendary Prospects SOLD

This painting was many months in the making and was featured in my solo show "SEASONS" at Northend Gallery in February. Measuring 32x42 inches, this is by far the largest piece I have painted.
It is comprised of legends and images I have absorbed since living in the the Yukon. It is also a montage of how I like to play with acrylics.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Late Afternoon Ski

acrylic on canvas 18x24

So many of the winter vistas are charged with light and shadow and hues of a thousand blues. I have sought to capture some of them here, along with the sense of peace and wonder I experience when I encounter scenery such as this.

Winter Walk on the Ridge

                                           acrylic on canvas 22x28"

A larger piece for my show "Seasons". This piece was inspired by one of the many footpaths near my home. On a sunny day the winter colours are vibrant, causing the eyes to dance. I love painting snow!

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Well Lit Path

A painting from one of my winter wanders in the Yukon. Available at North End Gallery.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Golden Fortress

16x36 Mixed media over gold leaf on cradled panel

This piece is painted on 3 12x16 panels. It is very textural, shimmery, and moody. It is also very hard to capture just right in a photo. I invite you to view it in person at Arts Underground during the Yukon Art Society's Christmas Show which runs until Jan 2014.

When the Skies Rained Gold - SOLD

                                      6x12 Mixed media over gold leaf on cradled panel

Another work featured in the Christmas show at Arts Underground.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Lake of Gold

                                               Acrylic over gold leaf 8x10 on cradled panel

A sneak peak of one of my works hanging at Arts Underground for the Christmas Underground Art Show. The show opens tonight and features fabulous pieces by many Yukon Artists.

Friday, November 29, 2013

In the Folds of the Fissures - SOLD

                                                       12x12 Mixed Media on panel

I've been exploring more mixed media works along with my regular use of acrylics in painting people, places, and things. In creating art, I still swing between realism and imaginative work. I often will turn from a painting a landscape to something totally new and loose, and let the process dictate the outcome.

I've discovered gold! The results are so satisfying. I enjoy the effects that occur when painting over gold leaf. (This photo just doesn't do this piece justice. It is rich with a gold hue and shine, and very textural.)

At the time I was creating this a dear person in my life was going through great trauma. I was often thinking of her pain - praying she would be comforted and protected. When I called the piece "finished" and took a step back, even I was surprised. It was obvious my subconscious emotions were embedded in this work.

 Can you spot anything being "held within the folds"?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mountain Themed Ink Paintings


                                         Rock Tapers               Veils of the Mountains

These two paintings are hanging at Gallery 22 in Whitehorse, YT as part of the show "A SECOND GLANCE". Both measure 5x12 and are framed.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"A SECOND GLANCE" - Gallery 22 Paintings

Here are the promised pictures of my work currently hanging as part of the "SECOND GLANCE" show on until November 4th, at Gallery 22 in Whitehorse, YT.
All paintings are ink or acrylic on Yupo and are framed behind glass.

A High, Shadowed Land 11x14 framed

                                                     September Glory 11x14 framed

September Showers 4.5x12 framed

Orange Rudbeckia 5x7 framed

Yellow Chrysanthamums 5x7 framed

When the Clouds Rolled In  5x7 framed

Fireweed 1 5x7 framed

Dance of the Daisies 5x7 framed SOLD

Flowers of Eros 5x7 framed

Morning Breakthrough 11x14 Acrylic on Yupo, framed 

Last Blaze of Colour 9x12 framed SOLD

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cloud Dance - SOLD

                                                                  4.5x12 Framed

One of the landscapes featured at our "Second Glance Show" opening tonight at Gallery 22 in Whitehorse.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Wild Flowers 1 (SOLD) - with an Invitation to view more!

This is a sneak peek at one of the paintings that will be featured in my upcoming show. I have been secretly creating with a new medium & surface (ink and Yupo paper) and have enjoyed every minute!

                                   Consider yourself invited to our second group show!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tea Cup Collages - SOLD

A sample of some of the mixed media collages I created for the "Ode to Tea" show now on at Arts Underground, Yukon.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

One Cup Ready

                                               Block printed card

Another card for the "Ode to Tea" art show starting this Friday, Aug 2, at Arts Underground.

Two Pots Full

                                               Block printed card

For a change of medium I've been playing with printing techniques. This card was created for the upcoming "Ode to Tea" art show at Arts Underground, Whitehorse.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Highway Highrise

                                           5x7 acrylic on canvas - framed

We've been off on some Yukon adventures this summer. The drive never bores me; it offers wonderful inspiration. From the Alaska highway.

Montana Mountain

                                           8x10 Acrylic on Canvas
Currently at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT.

I recently participated in a plein air group session at Carcross, YT. As artists, we were there to support the natural beauty of the dunes; to capture the sites in various mediums, and in so doing, encourage others to explore the uniqueness and take a second look at preserving the place in its pristine condition.

This is the work I created that day. The wind was wild, as it so often is coming off Bennett Lake. Our bodies and art work were physically sand blasted! It was a great day.

On site at the dunes and with the participating artists.

Friday, July 12, 2013

September Splendor

                                                                6x6 Acrylic on Canvas

Another scene capturing some of the splendor of the Yukon via the South Canol Rd.
This painting is hanging at North End Gallery, Whitehorse, YT.

A Touch of Evening Light on Mt Lorne

                                                              6x6 Acrylic on canvas

Catching the evening light as it touches Mt Lorne is a delight - I love this kind of light!
This painting is hanging at North End Gallery, Whitehorse, YT.

Up and Down and into the Blue

                                                               6x6 acrylic on canvas

Again: the lumpy, bumpy South Canol Rd leads one to lovely vistas.
This painting is hanging at North End Gallery, Whitehorse, YT.