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...

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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