Mixed Media Artist

Archive for September, 2012

Circus Dreams

20″x24″ mixed media on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE.

Remember to VOTE for me, only a few days left! You can vote daily so do it now! (click HERE).

Timeraiser And Neck And Neck For # 1

I am so honored to have painting chosen to be in the 4th annual Edmonton Timeraiser again this year. “What the heck is a Timeraiser ?”you ask, well here is so me information so you can be inspired to become involved in the wonderful (and fun) event:

Edmonton Timeraiser 2012

4th Edmonton Timeraiser 

Timeraiser’s Mission & Vision

Our vision for the Timeraiser is to make it the most memorable, engaging and impactful civic engagement program in the country. Our mission is to:

  1. Promote civic engagement amongst Canadians
    in the early stages of their careers
  2. Help volunteer agencies find the skilled people
    their organizations need
  3. Improve the experience of bringing people to causes
    and causes to people

How to Timeraise


A Brief Timeraiser History

Timeraiser was conceptualized in 2002 in response to a group of friends wondering how it could be easier to find meaningful, relevant volunteer opportunities.National expansion of the program began in 2006 with the 1st Calgary Timeraiser. A strategy was then developed for further growth with 2 cities added in 2008 – Vancouver and Ottawa – and an additional 2 in 2009 – Hamilton and Edmonton. We plan to reach 10 cities by 2012 – including Montreal and Halifax.This expansion was conceptualized with manageable, meaningful growth being a priority – how to grow rather than why to grow.  The focus remained on nurturing vital local partnerships, engaging enthusiastic and skilled local volunteers while going deeper into existing cities.  We have been able to incorporate our experiences from each city to empower local teams of volunteers, building on our collective knowledge and skills.  Our experience has been that the Timeraiser’s success is directly linked fostering partnerships with local organizations and empowering local volunteers with the tools, information and opportunity to support to the program.

Saturday October 13th, 2012
TransAlta Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Avenue

  • 7:00 pm Doors Open
  • 8:00 pm Volunteer Matching Begins
  • 9:00 pm Art Auction Begins
  • 10:00 pm Silent Art Auction Closes 

Early birds tickets are only $10 and are on sale until Sept 22.

For more info go HERE

This is the painting you can bid on:

OK, onto the ongoing vote for Best Artist Of 2012.…sorry, I am sure you are

all bored with this topic but  I am neck and neck for first place. So please vote

again…daily if you would…



Artist Of The Year …. Vote For Me!

Vote HERE … it is sooooo easy, I promise!

Here is some info on this vote and on the magazine, Art Trends:

Art Trends is Canada’s arts magazine with a special interest in the arts. A full color, high gloss magazine, with issues released in spring, summer and winter. Bringing artists and buyers together, one profile at a time.

We are a group of individuals who look forward to waking up everyday; imagine having a team, an entire team that looks forward to waking up everyday because every one of them is getting to do what they love to do. When you do what you really love of course you’re going to be good, it’s when you do things you think you should love that prevents you from shining. We were fortunate enough to choose the right people for the right positions. We want to encourage all of you to learn who people are, ask what they would love to do, and give them the opportunity to shine. They too will look forward to waking up everyday and we’ll all sit around and talk about the new Art Trends magazine.

Available in major markets across Canada, and distributed to subscribers across North America, as well as online. Join our more than 451,000 readers as we enter year 8 of Art Trends.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments in general for Art Trends please feel free to email us at arts@arttrends.ca.

We would love to hear from you. And, as a special thank you for your support of the arts, we would like to give you a link to our current Summer 2012 issue. Please enjoy it, and spread the word.

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Here is a sneak peek of what I have on my easel right now….


Here are some photos from this year’s KALEIDO Festival

Wild Poppy Garden

18″x36″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 3″ deep and are a continuum of the painting.

This painting is available HERE

Coming Up 2012 -2013

Circus Tricks

18″x 36″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 3″ deep and are a continuum of the painting.

Available HERE


9″x12″ mixed media painting on paper covered wood stretcher. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is showing at the Kaleido Festival and will stay up at The Carrot for the month of September. It is available to purchase at The Carrot.

By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air. It is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it, and most of the time we do not even notice it. Instead of “I am afraid,” we say, “I don’t want to,” or “I don’t know how,” or “I can’t.”
 Andrea Dworkin quotesImogen’s first day at school they had a funeral for all of their ‘I can’t’s’.

They wrote “I can’t” on a piece of paper and their teacher buried them.

I love that.

Bless This Day

9″x11″ ink and pencil drawing on stone paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you. there is no border.

Available HERE.