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Black and Speckled Chickens in the Garden

This is a 12″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting has 1.5″ deep sides that are painted red and is available HERE


Snow White And Rose Red (sneak peek)

OK so this is a little edited  sneak peek of the upcoming lesson I am doing online with Ever After. If you would like to take part in this lesson, follow this link. It focuses on the fairy tale Snow White and Rose Red but I also answer many question on style development.  The main lesson shows the entire painting of this piece from beginning to end with me doing a voice over explaining  what I am doing and why.  I am still a little shaky about speaking to a camera and getting a little tongue tied in sections but bear with me, I hope to get better. I’d love it if you’d like the video and even subscribe to my channel on You Tube. Thanks for your support!

Remember to join this class go here

Thank you,


Dream Circle in 30 seconds

I have created a You Tube channel that I hope to feature more 30 second paintings, lesson and workshop information and give aways. I hope you will subscribe.

I think this whole world of video might be kind of fun… maybe…  ha, ha, ha … we’ll see! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this 30 second painting, which, by the way, is available in my Etsy shop.


This is a 6″x24″ mix media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is available HERE


My online class is now up and is getting a great reception. I am so pleased that people are getting so much out of it and am excited to do more in the future. If you would like more info about this online class with Paint Your Heart And Soul 2019 go HERE. I have also  just finished editing a class for Ever After. I painted Snow White And Rose Red and talk about style development. For more info on this upcoming class, go HERE.

Not So Koi

12″x24″ mix media painting on canvas. This painting has 1.5″ sides that are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

Patience Is A Virtue, SOLD



Let The Fun Begin!


Doc May 03, 2019, 12:28-1

“Nesting”, 12″x16″ mix media painting on wood.

Today is the day! My lesson, my first ever online lesson, is up in Paint Your Heart and Soul.   If you haven’t joined, you still can purchase this amazing year workshop. I have two painting lessons. A figurative ( “Nesting” above) and a floral poppy painting. Use this link to join https://bit.ly/2w8vhYu




  • 28 in-depth downloadable lessons and PDF files, which include Art Supplies, References and Step-by-Step Instructions. 
  • 28 bonus downloadable lessons and PDF files, which include Art Supplies and References.
  • You can print out the PDF files and use them as an Art Book when on the go.
  • Lessons vary in length and difficulty

  Fun activities: Happy Mail Exchange, Students’ showcase and more!

♥  Password protected Classroom 

♥  PYHaS 2019 Weekly Newsletter with links to the lessons, reminders and news.

♥   Facebook group for students, where you can safely share your work and stories, get feedback from the teachers and support from your fellow students. The FB group is a wonderful place to make new like minded friends and be a part of an amazing, kind and supportive art community!

Use this link https://bit.ly/2w8vhYu


OPEN STUDIO July 6, 11-5

Orange Pekoe, 14″x28″, Mixed media painting on canvas.

OPEN STUDIO  July 6 from 11 to 5.

11520 94 st, Edmonton, AB

I have participated in art walk for many years but the last few years I have been able to take part. Once again, I am opening my studio doors for those of you that miss visiting me during this spectacular art festival. I know you have art on your minds!  Come by, hang out, have a cold drink and see where I create my paintings. I will most likely be painting!

See you tomorrow!


Blue Anemone Dreamer/ Studio Crawl

20″round painting on canvas. The sides are .25″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE


 Alberta Ave Studio Crawl  June 21- 22, 2019

Meet your local friendly neighbourhood artist in the Alberta Avenue District and discover where the magic happens. Invite your friends and family to walk/bike/drive on this free self-directed tour.

The artist studios will be open to guests on Friday, June 21st from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 4 pm. If you prefer some guidance while taking in art, there will be one guided tour led by local artist Haylee Fortin on Friday June 21st. The guided tour will be meeting The Carrot at 6:30 pm on Friday June 21.

Download your map by clicking here.

Keep reading for details on all the featured artists!

The Carrot Gallery in The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
9351 118 Ave
Karen BIshop
Bishop’s atmospheric watercolour paintings are a combination of wild intuition and careful reductive techniques. For more go to https://www.karenbishop.ca/

Collins Studio Gallery
11741 94 St
Featured Alberta Avenue artists: Will Truchon, Linda Frena, Ritchie Velthuis and Jeff Collins. For more info go to https://jcstudiogallery.com/

Haylee Fortin and Agata Garbowska
9430 118 Ave
Studio mates and sometimes painters present a series of collage driven works. For more info go to https://hayleefortin.weebly.com/ & https://agatagarbowska.weebly.com/

Maria Pace-Wynters
11520 94 St
Local mixed media artist whose distinctive artwork is available on Etsy and locally at The Carrot, Sabrina Butterfly and her Alberta Ave studio. For more info go to https://mariapacewynters.com/

Robin Light
11251 94 St
Local artist known primarily known for her whimsical house paintings. For more info go to https://www.robinlight.com/

Keith Walker
11341 89 Street
Hand blown glass featuring both one of a kind sculptural work as well as functional wares. For more info go to http://www.keithwalkerglass.com/

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Blue Willow Jug

8″x8″ mix media/encaustic painting. This painting is available Here. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

Lucky Thirteen

This is a 12″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red (or turquoise if you prefer). This painting is available here or directly through me. Layaway is available on this painting.

It was Scarlett’s thirteenth birthday on Saturday.  She is such an amazing kid. Her mind is full of creative ideas and facts. That brain of hers is full of facts!  I now have two teenagers living in our house but you know what? I couldn’t be happier. Those girls have such a deep love for one another. I love seeing them laugh and carry on together, even when I am trying to get them out of the house and they will NOT focus on the task at hand. Deep down, I feel warmth in my heart, even though I might be yelling for them to put on their damn shoes! I love hearing them sing together, which is often. Scarlett is always singing show tunes and they often feed off of each other and end up harmonizing  on the top of their lungs. I love this so much, even though I may ask for them to keep it down when I literally cannot hear myself think. I love it.  I love how much Scarlett adores animals and often asks if she can go to the pet store when I am at the Post office. I meet her after I am done and often find her  stroking a cat, trying to pick up a budgie or holding a bunny. I have been suckered into adopting a cat (Esther) and Scarlett is also responsible for Jack, our tortoise… I’m a soft touch. (That is two gingers, one west and a tortoise for those of you keeping track ha, ha).

Yes, I am a lucky one. “The luckiest”, as Ben Fold’s would say.