Why do I paint?

For so many reasons. Let me try to articulate a few… I have been painting as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of finger-paints or coloring books. I have always been drawn to the process, there is story happening while I paint as the colors come...

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Automating Colour Mixing

Each week I add more complexity to the robotic painting project. It has been fun as I can leave the robot painting while I work on my own paintings (the ones I do myself by hand). This weekend I achieved several strides, which gave me so many more ideas... All...

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A drive through Sicily with sketches from 1943

In a previous post I mentioned my deep dive into the Canadian War Art Program. My reading and research was leading up to an art residency in Sicily with 13 Feet off the Ground last fall. The art residency itself was focused on painting murals in Graniti, but I did a...

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The Umbrella Pine Tree Hike in Graniti

I am back from my art residency in Sicily. Now with moments to reflect back on my experience to document some of the adventures and thoughts. There was a moment that truly took my breath away on the 3rd day in Graniti, Sicily when got up early to hike the Umbrella...

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Flipping the process – going small

This weekend I went small for an upcoming show on September 23, 2017. Normally I paint small studies on paper… then go big on canvas! This weekend I worked on a small piece from one of my biggest ideas for an upcoming show. This weekend the group: 13 Feet of the...

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Il Mercato in Vancouver

This past weekend I had a booth at the Market (Il Mercato) at the Italian Cultural Centre of Vancouver. It was a gorgeous summer evening spending time talking about my art. I was showing my small original paintings of Italy and my small original paintings of...

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