Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Lilies on MY Mind", 30"x30", Acrylic on Canvas

This is one of my 35 paintings hanging in the Arta Gallery. If you live or are visiting Toronto, please come by and have a look! The show runs from April12-26th. and the opening party is on April 15th from 6-9pm.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Drama Queens" 4'x4', Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas

This painting is one of the many new ones I will have on show at the Arta Gallery in Toronto this coming April12-26th. The opening party is on April 15th 6-9pm. If you are in Toronto please drop by!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

"Gilded Lilies" 24"x24", Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas

I love looking through art books! I find it so relaxing looking at other artist's work from long ago. I became inspired to use gold leaf after reading about Gustav Klimt and his beautiful work..... Just an experiment.:)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Devotion" 20"x20", Acrylic on Canvas

Another painting for the "Holiday Festival" show at the Colbalt gallery in Toronto.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

"Remnants of Summer" 12"x24" Acrylic on Canvas

This is one of several smaller paintings that I will be showing at the Colbalt Gallery in Toronto.
Nov.20-Dec.23 Located at 870A Kingston Road.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"A Shot of Harmony", 7"x9", Acrylic on Canvas

This is the second time that I've painted this little shot glass. It's so much fun painting glass, I love how it distorts every thing when you look through it. It's also the perfect size for this single Cosmos. I actually looked up the dictionary meaning of the word cosmos and it said: a complete, orderly, harmonious system..... hence the title.

Friday, August 20, 2010

"Princess Dahlia", 10"x10", Acrylic on Canvas

I loved this little pewter jug when I saw it in an antique shop, I thought this big flamboyant Dahlia would look perfect in it! All sitting pretty once again on the princess dress.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Magenta Tingle" 12"x14", Acrylic on Canvas

While cleaning out my daughter's closet, I came across one of her "Princess dresses". I liked the pattern so much I decided to use it in this painting.

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Yellow in the Sky", 10"x10", Acrylic on Canvas

I'm feeling a little guilty. While walking the dog last night, I picked this from a neighbours garden. Sorry Carol, I should have asked. :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Redness", 12"x14", Acrylic on Canvas

I've really enjoyed working on these last two paintings! Working smaller always feels foreign to me at first, but I'm liking the fact that they are a lot faster to finish.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Reckless Frolic", 30"x30", Acrylic on Canvas

Finally finished! This painting is one of two that will be in a group show at Arta gallery in the Distillery District here in Toronto. The show will run August 7th-20th.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New work in progress

This is a new painting I'm working on for a group show. I will post the finished painting and the details of the show soon!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Pear #1", 16"x16", Acrylic on canvas

I'm always attracted to big, bold shapes and patterns. I'll be experimenting with some new textiles and interesting colour combinations for my show in June.

Friday, March 05, 2010

"Winter in Ontario" 12"x16", Acrylic on Masonite

Well after a hellish two year renovation experience I'm now in my new studio!

I painted this landscape sketch as a warm-up for some larger paintings I'm doing. I've never actually painted a landscape before and I've never painted from a photo. When I paint my florals I work from life, not literally though, I change things around and sometimes paint full bouquets from just two or three flowers.

My next show is in June. I will post as I finish.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Of An Evening", 24"x24", Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

This painting is for a group show at the in the Distillery District here in Toronto. The show will run from Oct. 1-15

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Freshly Picked", "24 X 24", Acrylic on Canvas

This was painted last year, but for some reason I over looked posting it until now.

Monday, June 01, 2009

"Sweet Paradise", 24" X 24", Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

This painting is for a group show at 10% of the proceeds go to Ovarian Cancer research.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

"Golden Green", 12"x12", Acrylic on Canvas

This little painting is for the "Square Foot" show at the AWOL GALLERY in Toronto. The opening is August 16th.

Monday, June 02, 2008

"A Sunny Spot", 20X24", Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

I'm finally finished all of my paintings and will be taking them to Gallery888 tomorrow. I will then be taking a break for a few weeks.

"All Dressed Up", 16X16", Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

Saturday, May 31, 2008

"Frenzy", "20X20", Acrylic on Canvas

Like I mentioned a couple of posts ago, the Delphinium is my new favourite flower to paint.

Friday, May 30, 2008

"Top Heavy", "12X24", Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

What a majestic flower the Sunflower is. It's the first time I've painted one and it was a lot of fun! I wanted to keep the background very simple and light and I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Caught in the Middle", 11"x14", Acrylic on canvas

This will be the smallest in my show, I usually work bigger but actually enjoyed painting this. I also discovered that the Delphinium is my new favourite flower to paint!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"REDLIGHT", 16"X20", Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

I'm almost finished my paintings for the group show I'm in this June. I loved this piece of fabric I found at a discount textile outlet here in Toronto. I have since used it in another painting and will post that soon along with some others that I will be signing and varnishing this week.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Behind the Scene", 16"X16", Acrylic on Canvas

I love pattern and beautiful textiles! and I've been having a lot of fun introducing them into my paintings. It's brought back alot of memories of when I temporarily worked at a textile design house here in Toronto back in the late 80's. A ton of work went into designing and painting several colour ways for each design sample, all done by hand by the way.

Friday, April 04, 2008

"Narcissus", 16 x 16", Acrylic on Canvas (SOLD)

Another one for my show coming up in June! For some reason I really enjoy painting in a square format, the compositions are more interesting to me. My next two are also square but then I'm back to working large and rectangular.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

"Stole The Show", "16 x 16", Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

This is another for the group show in June. I've been experimenting with single blooms and textiles and also working a bit smaller than usual.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

"ENTANGLED", 20X20", Acrylic on Canvas (SOLD)

This is one of about ten new paintings I'm doing for a spring group show. It's an exciting time of year to be painting florals, all the flower shops are starting to get the first signs of spring in and that makes me VERY HAPPY!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Hallo Dahlia" 8"x10", Acrylic on canvas SOLD

I don't usually paint this small, but I thought it would be a good warm up for some larger paintings I'm doing for a show in June.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I've returned

After a long absence from this blog I have returned. I will start to post new paintings as I finish them. I have also become a member of the Artist collective group here in Toronto, please take a look .

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Full Bloom, 24" x 24", Acrylic on canvas SOLD

This is my last painting for my show! I'm delivering tomorrow and hopefully I'll be back to a daily painting.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Amongst Good Friends", 20 x 20, Acrylic on canvas [SOLD]

This is one of my paintings that will be in a Xmas group show at Gallery 888 in Toronto from Nov.29th-Dec.17th

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Red Freesias & White Delpheniums, 16" x 20", Acrylic on canvas [SOLD]

I haven't been able to do a daily painting for a few days so I thought I would post a piece from a show I had in 2005 called "Painted Petals"