Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Merry Christmas Everyone

At this time of the year we are on the road visiting relatives scattered from Williams Lake, Chilliwack and Princeton. We will return to normal life in the New Year.

I will see you then. In the meantime I wish you a safe holiday season with good food, good friends and joyous laughter.

Warmest Regards

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Sunflowers 20" X 16"
Oil on Linen Canvas
Shown framed, sold unframed
$129 Available on Ebay

Friday, November 28, 2008

Abbotsford Valley

Abbotsford Valley 16" X 20" Oil on Canvas Shown Framed
Sold Unframed
$129.00 Available for sale on Ebay

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Patos 9" X 12" Oil on Canvas Shown in a Linen Liner Frame
Sold without the frame
Available on Ebay


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Poppies 20" X 24" Oil on Board Shown framed sold without frame

Available on Ebay


Monday, November 24, 2008

Nova Scotia Boathouse

Nova Scotia Boathouse 9" X 12"
This painting will be posted to ebay this evening. I hope you check back later.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008


Reflection 30" X 40" Oil on Canvas

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Coastline 12" X 24" Oil on Linen Canvas

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bear Necessity

Caught a glimpse of this one in Manning Park in May. Had to give him a whirl.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Nanny Humour

Trying my hand at some of these animals so I thought it appropriate to title them humorously.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Motley Crew

I don't know how you spell motley but we have sheep in the field where we live and they sure are a mess with their coasts hanging in the spring. I have done a few postcards of them

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Postcard 1

These are miniature quick paintings in a postcard format.
I have done a series of these and hope to do more. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kwanka Park

Kwanka Park 12" X 24" Oil on Linen Canvas

Here is the result of the previous quick study. There is a lot of transparent layering so to photograph the image I get a lot of shine. Once it is dry and varnished it will be easier to photograph. If you have any questions do email me.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Nicola Valley II Quick Study

This is another quick study. You will shortly see how I reference these images and they become paintings.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nicola Valley Quick Study

Nothing beats being right out there observing nature, the colours,nuiances and listening to the sounds around you. It may of been chilly but well worth it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Whatcom Rd Quick Study

Whatcom Rd Quick Study

The weather is beautiful and this is one of the quick studies I have done in the last few days.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Breath of LIfe

Breath of Life 30" X 40"
I do love these old growth trees. Been around hundreds of years longer than us. This image is available in print. If you are interested please email me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Great Bouquet

Since these paintings have already found homes I am not looking up their title, simply having fund renaming them. Wouldn't you absolutely love to have a bouquet like this sitting in a sunny window?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Danish Door

Danish Door

This really was a lot of fun to do. I think I should revisit some of all my European Door references.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Spring Flower

Spring Flower, Oil on Canvas

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Blast from the past

I thought it would be fun to show you some images from the past when I was doing almost a painting a day. Some of these are quite chipper and refreshing. Do let me know what you think by sending me an email.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quick Study, Mac Donald Park

It is so beautiful at this time of the year. Almost, moreso than our rainy July. It is sunny, warm and there is a light breeze blowing. I just had to go out and do a quick drawing in one of our parks. This is done in Pastel On Gatorfoam. If I do a large painting from this sketch I will call it Indian Summer.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Silver Creek

Silver Creek Oil on Canvas 18X28 $750

This kind of scene is quite typical of our lakes and streams in British Columbia. Beautiful cedars hanging over stream beds.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Morning Visit

Morning Visit 18X24 Oil on Canvas $575

The light in the morning is quite different when you are painting. This beach on Salt Spring Island was rich with warm tones. Later in the day it was back to greys. I knew there was a reason that I liked getting up early in the morning.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

From a Distance

From a Distance Oil on Canvas 12X24

This is one of my intuitive landscapes. I start with a variety of colours and I let the colours and shapes intuitively lead me to the landscape.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Rising 16X16 Oil on canvas
I love cloud formations and have been known to pull off the side of a busy freeway to catch the images of clouds moving by. This painting is a free interpretation of the clouds rising.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quick Study

Quick Study 9X12 on W&N Professional Canvas Board

If you are following my blog you will notice that most of my paintings tend to be larger in size. This one is a quick study that I did on a small canvas board.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil 30"X24" Oil on Canvas

I love the big old growth trees. They have so much to give, now and forever.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Follow the Sun

Follow the Sun 30X20 Oil on Canvas

Fall is here and these lovely ladies are in full bloom everywhere.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

Thursday, August 28, 2008


36" x 48" Oil on Canvas

Monday, August 25, 2008


Renewal 8 X 10 Oil on Canvas

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday Afternoon Oil on Panel 11" X 14"

Friday, August 22, 2008

East Coast

East Coast Oil on Canvas 20" X 30"

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Reflections 11" X 14" Oil on Linen Canvas

Monday, August 18, 2008

Caribou Country

Caribou Country
14" X 10" Pastel on Kitty Wallis Paper

We were in the Caribou last weekend and the fields were full of these beautiful hay bales. Made me think of Monet and how he painted so many different views.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Summers Day

Summers Day 11" X 14" Linen Canvas on Stretcher Bars


Friday, August 15, 2008


24" x 40" Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mother Tree

Mother Tree Pastel on 9" X 12" Kitty Wallis Paper

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Farmyard on Sanded Pastel Paper 9 1/2" X 9 1/2"


Monday, August 11, 2008

Road Travelled

Pastel on 9" X 12" Kitty Wallis Paper

When we were driving from the East Coast up to Wolfville in Nova Scotia we came across this beautiful field of oats. Last thing I expected to see in Nova Scotia. I loved the richness of the land.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Meeting Place

12"x12" oil on canvas