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Rethinking Constraints

Rethinking Constraints

Rethinking Constraints: Does a painting have to be rectangle?   I have been thinking about constraints lately. During my day job I have been getting quotes for a new project, I start by creating constraints in order to select the next contractor. They quote the...

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A Bike Ride I Never Wanted To Do: Vancouver to Whistler

A Bike Ride I Never Wanted To Do: Vancouver to Whistler

One of the bucket-list bike rides us locals do in Vancouver is road cycling from Vancouver to Whistler. The Sea-to-Sky highway offers both stunning views and a challenging hill climb over ~100 km. I never wanted to do this ride due to anxiety towards both  negotiating...

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My Most Memorable Cups of Coffee

My Most Memorable Cups of Coffee

Coffee is not memorable because it is a daily habit. However, when I took up sketching in a travel notebook last October, daily moments have become etched in my memory. Sketching forces the brain to assess and understand the details of the surroundings, one becomes...

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Painting Famous Clocks in Canada to Italy

Painting Famous Clocks in Canada to Italy

My portfolio is confusing with respect to the subjects I paint. In my bio page I sum it up to be my "everyday adventures". I paint rainforests one day, urban West-coast cityscapes the next day and then rural hillside towns of Italy. When I did the North Shore Art...

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Visiting Galleries Can Inspire Your Artwork

Visiting Galleries Can Inspire Your Artwork

My artwork is of the places that I visit. However, when the paint finally touches the canvas, my ideas are often filtered by the art that I've seen. The colors, composition can be linked to some of my favorite paintings! I thought I would share a few examples of this...

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Hotel Belvedere – Not Just a Bike Hotel

Hotel Belvedere – Not Just a Bike Hotel

This past month I visited Riccione, Italy to scout an Italian Painting Trip for 2018. I joined the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride, a cycling trip from Vancouver, as an initial starting point for the artistic experience.   We stayed at the Hotel Belvedere in Riccione,...

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My Sketchbook while Exploring Italy

My Sketchbook while Exploring Italy

Last week I traveled through the provinces of Emilia Romagna & Marche in Italy. Here are the pages of my sketchbook inspired by what I saw. Page #1 – First stop after landing in Italy I went to Piazza Maggiore in Bologna Page #2 – Home base at Hotel Belvedere in...

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The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel

I am thrilled to be joining the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride Italy later this week in Riccione, Italy. I will be spending time with the cyclists as well as exploring the province Emilia Romagna to develop an artist tour for Spring 2018. Before I head out I will be speaking...

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