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The Umbrella Pine Tree Hike in Graniti

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

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

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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Smoky views in Vancouver for the SeaWheeze

Smoky views in Vancouver for the SeaWheeze

Tomorrow I run the lululemon SeaWheeze (a local Vancouver half-marathon running event). I've been so focused on painting in every spare moment this summer, I had hoped that signing up for the SeaWheeze back in November would keep me in running shape all summer....

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Blue Angels, Gum Wall & the Seattle Art Fair

Blue Angels, Gum Wall & the Seattle Art Fair

This past weekend's wandering of Seattle included Blue Angels, the Gum Wall and the Seattle Art Fair... Yes, even the Blue Angel F-18 Hornets were circling downtown.     The visit was a much different context than the last time I was in Seattle, which has me...

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Painting in the Garden

Painting in the Garden

This past weekend, I finally visited the Monet Secret Garden Show at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I have done a walk-through of the exhibit on opening weekend but due to the crowds decided to come back later. An advantage of a Gallery membership is one can avoid the...

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Creating a Series of Paintings

Creating a Series of Paintings

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – Aristotle I love this quote. Especially with respect to the process of working on a series of paintings together versus the process of working individual paintings. I am focusing this summer to work on series of...

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Learning Italian with 12 Vancouver Artists

Learning Italian with 12 Vancouver Artists

I started learning Italian in 2013. After sitting through several engineering meetings in Bologna Italy, I decided if the opportunity came up again to visit “Motor City” Bologna again with its hub of Mechanical Engineering companies, I wanted to be able to...

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