Friday, 16 December 2011

Bald Eagle

Majestic birds, and we have a lot in our area.  Sometimes they swoop so low over the yard, I worry about our cat.  Earlier this year an eagle swooped up a mongrel toy poodle in Sechelt, but luckily dropped it on the grounds of a nursing home.  The puppy is fine now, and has a new home.  They call her 'Miracle May".  SOLD
My computer crashed :[  so I haven't been able to post any new paintings.  I have a new laptop, so hopefully I'll be back on track and posting soon.   Question - why on earth do they have to change the placement of keys?   My cap key is now my \slash key, my delete key is now pg dn. Very frustrating.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


I love painting water.  I think the blues and oranges in the painting work quite well together.  SOLD

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Gibsons Happy Hour

I had a lot of fun with this.    It's such a happy, cheerful painting.  I love to paint something that makes people happy.  SOLD  

Thursday, 1 December 2011

What A Rush

I was really excited to find this creek not too far from home.  I took a ton of pictures, and hope to paint a couple of large pieces from the photos.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Garden Delights

Another painting of my favourite flowers - roses.  Amazing how something so pretty can actually be quite vicious.  I had a neighbour once who said she would take clippers and cut every single thorn from her rose bushes.  I can't imagine how long that would have taken her.  Think I'd rather take my chances with the thorns!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Hillside Colour

Here is another in a little series of local scenes.  Well, I may have taken artistic license with all of them :}  SOLD

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Above The Clouds

This is the last of the small paintings for our Christmas Show.  Might just switch to something floral for a change.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


You've got to love British Columbia.  You've got your mountains, ocean, hillsides and streams.  And today we've got glorious sunshine!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Evening Show

Here is another little painting for our Christmas Show.  My camera just isn't picking up all the subtle colours in the Northern lights, or in the trees.  I'll have to find a better place to take my photos.  SOLD

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Last Call

Here's another little local scene.  These are rather fun to paint.  A dear friend gave me a Tom Thomson book for my birthday.  He's my absolute favourite from the Group of Seven.  Very inspiring. SOLD

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Frosty Morning

I'm switching to some fun, 8x8" landscapes.  We have a Christmas Show at the gallery in a couple of weeks. Hard to think about Christmas when I'm still picking dahlias outside.  But, it definitely is on its way.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Beach Access

This is a lovely, old gnarled cedar in Roberts Creek.  You can access the beach, but you have to fight your way through brambles, roots and branches.  I've painted this previously in a larger format, but have always wanted to paint it again. SOLD

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Don't Eat The Daisies

Daisies are such carefree flowers.  I've got scads in the yard because they seem to pop up everywhere.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Remembering Autumn

I took a lot of sunflower pictures in Saskatoon.  They were glorious against a blue sky.  SOLD

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

I'm off to Saskatoon for a couple of weeks.  My dad's celebrating his 91st birthday this weekend.  How cool is that?

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Radical Red

Poppies are such cheery flowers, and definitely fun to paint.  SOLD

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Halfmoon Bay Low Tide

Spent a lovely afternoon at Halfmoon Bay, and took a lot of pictures.  The tide was really low so I was able to walk out some distance on the sand and take some great shots. SOLD

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Haida Legacy


These totems have such a history.  I'm excited about doing another painting.  SOLD.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


I love roses and have many in my garden.  I also have endless scratches on my arms and legs from the roses I love.  They can be very unforgiving.


These lilies from my garden really are showstoppers, and their fragrance is  intoxicating.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summertime Blues

I was invited to take photos of this sun deck and yard in Lower Gibsons.  It was a cool place on a hot summer day. SOLD

Monday, 1 August 2011

Gibsons Hillside

We live in a beautiful area with Arbutus trees dotting the coast. SOLD

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Mom's Flowers

Couldn't resist taking a picture of this little girl, wearing her mom's shoes.