Monday, August 07, 2017


Black-Eyed Susans
The garden is always such an inspiration and I'm having fun with my phone camera. I love how close I can get for those great macro shots. And then it's fun with filters. The flowers become 'other'. This photo emphasizes the negative shapes and the architectural elements of the petals.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017


Nasturtium


Snapdragon


 Weird Vine that I don't know the name of.



Chunk o' Wood

In the Garden
I've been having fun with my new phone - it's got a better camera than my camera and I'm loving the results. Having it with me all the time helps when the 'interesting' moments need to be captured. I'm becoming a better photographer just because I'm taking so many pictures - the trouble is the thousands of photos I can't bring myself to edit down!
I also love playing with the filters - turning the photos into something else. Some of these will find their way into paintings - who knows when a random texture or shape will assert itself and demand to be included in other projects.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017



Fun with Photoshop
These were done with some figure drawings I had in a sketchbook. The weather has been so dull, I needed some colour in my life.


Spring is Almost Sprung...

...and Pop Up Workshops are popping up all over!

I'm very excited to see my workshops happening all over the GTA and beyond.

Sat. & Sun. April 22 & 23, I will be at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke for a 2-dayArtful PopUp Workshop.
For more information click here.

Sat. & Sun. June 3 & 4CBBAG will be hosting a 2-Day PopUp Workshop at the Bindery in Toronto.
Click here for more information.

Saturday, June 24, I am pleased to be teaching a one-day workshop with the fabulous Meta4 Gallery in Port Perry. They feature beautiful fine arts and crafts by Ontario artists and artisans, and are a hub for art education and community involvement. I'm really looking forward to working with these enthusiastic people.

Saturday, July 15, 
 Paper Engineering: Pop-Up Workshop at Haliburton School of Art and Design - a full day workshop. See the PDF file for HSAD Summer programs here.

My Artful PopUp Workshops are suitable for all skill levels. I work closely with my students to ensure a successful outcome for everyone! The emphasis is on learning Paper Engineering techniques that can be adapted to your artistic vision. We use painted and decorative papers, decorative punches and other embellishments to bring your pieces to life. If you've taken one of my workshops before, you'll know that I'm flexible in my approach and open to requests. If you like working with paper (origami, making books, collage, scrapbooking) you'll love making your own Pop Up pieces.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Illustrated Woman
A pen and ink drawing transformed in Photoshop.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016





SynStudio 'Gathering of Masters'
These are drawings from a recent 5-day workshop in Montreal at SynStudio Art School. Luminaries such as James Gurney, Samantha Youssef, Matt Rhodes, Terryl Whitlatch, Jeff Simpson and others. It was a great weekend and a lot fun. Also - the Montreal Jazz Festival was on, so the streets were full of people and music. Fabulous!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Father's Day Card
Paul spent Father's Day reaming the blocked drain. Then he broke his hand….
Pop Up Workshops
For anyone interested in Pop Up/Paper Engineering, I'll be teaching a one-day Pop Up workshop at Haliburton School of Art and Design on Sat.July 16.
Also - I'll be teaching a Youth/Teen week of Pop Up (Make your own Pop Up Book) during the week of July 25-29. For students aged 10-18.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

IPad Drawings
Fun with the 'symmetry' function… channeling animal balloon sculptures…or scary dreams.

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