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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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