Friday, April 18, 2014


                               It's been a couple of weeks since the show I had at the McKay
                               Gallery in Unionville. Thank you to all the staff for their encourage-
                               ment and help. The crowds were quite big because of the newly
                               arrived and much needed warm weather. It is a very humbling
                               and transforming experience. All people who perform or work
                               in any public forum must feel some sense of exposure. It can
                               be quite daunting, and for me it is. But, it is also the opportunity
                               for growth, awareness. It is worth the risk. Again thank you to
                               Ray and Margaret for their tremendous support, Sue for her
                               ongoing and most loving encouragement, my wonderful family,
                               special supporter and long time buddy Joe, and all who came in
                               and took the time to look and critique.
                               This painting is the complete version of my earlier little tease.

Saturday, April 5, 2014



                                         Day four of show has ended, have met lots of
                                         wonderful people. Lots of kind artists. And
                                         very loyal friends. I always, always appreciate
                                         the effort friends take to support me, the arts.
                                         God bless you! This painting has garnered lots
                                         of attention. A bit of a new style. Having fun,
                                         which makes it worth while!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014



                                Today was the first day of my five day show. The
                                weather was pleasant and brought out many people
                                from Main Street. A very good first day crowd with
                                lots of good friends and conversation. Thank you to
                                the very supportive Varley Gallery staff!


Monday, March 31, 2014


                               I've done something a little different here. This is a small section
                               of a bigger painting appearing in this week's show. It's kind of
                               a tease. Those who live nearby, will have to come by to see how
                               it fits in the bigger picture. For those who can't come, I'll post
                               the entire painting after the show. Come take a look!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


                                         About two summers ago, Sue and I were walking
                                         on Main Street, Unionville, a bright, sunny day
                                         with lots of shadow patterns. What attracts a painter
                                         more? This was a demo for a class I was teaching
                                         about limited colour palettes and neutral and
                                         semi-neutral mixes. Not my usual palette, but lots
                                         of fun. This house is not far from the McKay.
                                         If you're walking along Main Street, drop in.

                                         As mentioned yesterday, I have an upcoming show
                                         at the McKay Gallery in Unionville. I will be there
                                        all five days. This is one of the paintings which I have
                                        been experimenting with the past little while. Ray
                                        McNeice and Margaret Grandison, two very accomplished
                                        local artists will be hanging my show. They have
                                        a spectacular vision and sense of design. Thank you
                                        Margaret and Ray!

Saturday, March 29, 2014


                                          If anyone is still following this blog, thank you.
                                          It's been quite a while since my last post. But,
                                          I haven't been sitting on my hands. Since my last
                                          post, we have weathered an ice storm, been to
                                          Puerta Vallarta, and Jamaica. And, I have been
                                          teaching classes and workshops for all ages.
                                          As I have a show next week at the McKay in
                                          Unionville, I finally completed 15 new works.
                                          Just no time to blog, sorry. This one is in the
                                          show. Hope you can come if you live nearby!