Art Residency 2017

Art Residency 2017
I have been offered a 2 week Art Residency by the Parrsboro Creative, here in Nova Scotia. Parrsboro is in a part of the province that I have never visited, and from what I hear it's quite a magical place. I will have 2 weeks to focus just on my art. There will be opportunities to get out and paint plein air, collaborate with local artists and offer an open studio to the public. I will b...
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ART-ON-THE-GO Workshop

ART-ON-THE-GO Workshop
I will be teaching a one day Pastel Workshop for Argyle Fine Art and DeSerres "Art-on-the-Go Project Where: COLE HARBOUR HERITAGE FARM When: Sunday, June 18th, 1-3pm Contact Argyle Fine Art at 902.425.9456 for costs and more details.
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Pastel Demo at Argyle Fine Art

Pastel Demo at Argyle Fine Art
The other day, I was at the Gallery giving a demo on pastel painting. As I have been painting little chickens in oils for a while, I thought doing a few pastel chickens would be fun. Here are the little guys I painted.   
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New Chicken Collection at Argyle Fine Art!

New Chicken Collection at Argyle Fine Art!
Six more chickens made their way to Argyle Fine Art a few days ago. Painted on 5 inch birch panels, these little guys look great on a wall or a shelf! Here we have Peabody, Roland,  Lilly, Cooper, Mr Sulu (Redford was missing in action at the time of the photo shoot!). Drop by Argyle on Barrington Street in Halifax and take a look.
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PreShrunk 2017!

PreShrunk 2017!
A dozen little crows ready for the show.  Preshrunk 2017 starts in a few days down at Argyle Fine Art . There are over 300 mini pieces to see. It's always a great (and busy) show. Reception is Friday evening Jan 20th. Hope to see you there :) See entire Show online here
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A Weekend at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

A Weekend at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Yesterday I got back from a weekend long figure drawing workshop. I am thoroughly warn out! The weekend started with attendees arriving on Friday evening. We got to stay in an old farmhouse on the 178 acre property. I had my own small, albeit quaint, bedroom with a surprisingly comfortable bed. Friday evening we all met up by the campfire and got to work making the charcoal that we would use th...
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September…and Back to Life Drawing.

September…and Back to Life Drawing.
It's September, the schools are in, the weather is decidely chilly....and life drawing is back in session! Our sessions run from 10:30 until 1:30 pm. Last year we did mainly short poses, but this year we are getting some longer ones, which makes me happy. To be honest I was getting bored with just short poses over and over. I have been trying out my new Panpastels. I bought these in the summ...
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The New Chicken Series!

The New Chicken Series!
These little guys are all painted on 5 x 5 inch cradled birch panels. These panels are great for small work they make it seem bigger than it really is. I dropped these off at Argyle Fine Art today even though a couple were still not quite dry. Check out my Gallery to see them all. UPDATE: As of Friday September 23rd 4 of these have already been sold.  
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