Monday, March 26, 2012

A Message If You Own One of My Paintings

Hi. If you are one of the wonderful people who have bought a painting on clay board from me in the past you may now be noticing that it has lost some of its shine. I am only just learning about this issue and how easy it is to fix it. If you would like me to varnish it for you free of charge please let me know. It really makes the colors glow and is worth the effort. (Clayboard is very smooth and hard, unlike canvas)  Leave a comment here or email me. The varnishing takes about five minutes. If you would like to mail the piece to me it will take a little while to dry before I can mail it back. Hey maybe this is a good excuse for a studio visit. Come on by I would love to see you!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Magical Place

This is a reworking of a painting I made a couple of years ago. It is inspired by Tonkin Beach at Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island - a place that feels like a dream of peace and safety. The foxgloves  are a bit of danger - and such is life.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

St Martin/Sint Maarten

What an amazing treat to visit a Caribbean island. I took a couple of mornings to paint these plein air studies but the rest of the time was spent on the beach. It was a dream.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Show in Lynwood

Hi. I have an exhibition in Lynwood Convention Center which opened tonight. If you were among the dear people who went to the opening expecting to find me there and not finding me there...I apologize. I got lost driving through Shoreline but eventually made it to the opening to meet some wonderful people. If you left before I got a chance to see you, please let me know so that I can aplogize in person and maybe we'll meet up some other night when I have consulted a map more closely.