The 4 Cherry blossom / magnolia paintings of 2013 released The 4 Cherry blossom / magnolia paintings of 2013 released and also for the first time, each original is available as a limited edition of 60. Spring is here! only once a year, in the spring A series of Cherry blossom / Magnolia paintings. 2013 […]
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“Landscapes” at the Federation of Canadian artists gallery until the 8 March 2013. The first prize tag sits proudly next to: “Central Pacific. Oil on canvas. 40″ x 44″ I am thoroughly chuffed and smiling ear to ear. This painting is one of the works that I always commit to in the first month of […]
After a very busy Eastside Culture crawl weekend and an even busier December Granville Island session, I currently do not have any under 100sq/inch canvas’ available. The art rental and sales operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, have 5 small works for rental or purchase and I would encourage you to visit their page at: […]
Wrapping up the year early It’s been stupendous! Thank you for your visits, for the stories you share, the ideas you impart and the ecouragement you lend. Thank you for adding me to your collection and for giving me to others. Each painting has kept the dream alive, has increased my popularity and has guaranteed […]
Some sources list this as the busiest firehouse in Western Canada – Hall 2 on the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. I was unable to verify this statistic but the periodic sounds of the departing fire trucks have become akin to the rhythmic tick of the clock which marks the passing of my day in the studio.
The Granville Island Public Market on a cool summer’s morning before the rush arrives. The corner in question is one which I admire often, the Granville Island Produce store where the staff spend hours sorting each berry as they build their towers of fruit. I love the cool of the atmosphere and the reflections […]
A sunny Vancouver Saturday along the Stanley Park seawall. Originally the painting was about the 2 figures sitting in the lower left of the image and the tales they were exchanging but as the brushstrokes danced, the standing figure and the reclining figure on the right, took center stage. Again, my role reduced to that […]
The single white stroke on the front cyclist’s back and the little dashes which magically conjure the rear cyclist’s helmet, epitomize the reason I paint. These strokes are the culmination of a thousand previous strokes and are so simple that it would have been easy to miss them while painting. It is becoming increasingly clear […]
Every morning in Vancouver can be called “Morning Optimism”. This morning was a little more special though as it was a designated day off with plenty of adventures planned. The weather was perfect and the Vancouver look out beckoned. The day which progressed from this image brimmed over with excitement as we cycled every inch […]
From inception to completion, this painting flowed off the edge of my brush the way mercury dances across a surface. I am not sure if it was the fact that it is one of my favourite but not very often represented subjects or if it was the romance of the evening in question which […]
Cycling along the seawall towards English Bay amidst the thousands of weekend summer cyclist who have neither a fixed start nor a predetermined finished, just a sense of adventure. Sabrina the organised and planned, elegantly dressed and groomed, strapping her bag on her back ready to meander the unexpected. Bronzed and relaxed.
Stoppes had applied for membership at Just Ladies Fitness, Metrotown and was denied based on his sex. The courts ruled against Stoppes as he was not adversely affected and no dignity had been lost.
Hughes had been convicted of selling alcohol to an Indian and was appealing the conviction as the person in question was a “quarter-breed”
Robert Pickton was tried and convicted for the murders of 6 women, he was charged in the deaths of 20 and confessed to the deaths of 49. He received life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Sherman had been arrested and convicted of possessing Morphine. During a raid a police officer had seen him throw something, which was later discovered to be the drug, at a closed window.
Mihalchan was appealing his conviction for possessing house breaking tools after he was discovered outside a garage, at night with his car running.
Hamilton had been away and had instructed Forbes and Franklin to take offers on his Kitsilano property which they did, and they made a promise to sell at $1400
Mclean’s husband, who was covered by an insurance policy against accidental death, had died in a plane crash while flying with Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Stobie Forlong Assets was entering bankruptcy and took action against a client for whom they had bought stocks.
Munch’s “The Scream” sold for $119 922 500 on 2 May 2012. JP Morgan lost $2 billion on 10 May 2012. Figures like that seem to be clear indicators of where at least some of one’s investment capital should be heading and where the next round of JP Morgan traders might consider aiming their arrows. […]
Yup! Leanne Christie will be opening her studio to you during the Crawl. My registration is complete and my studio will be open for your perusal on the November long weekend of the 16, 17 and 18 November 2012.
What is on the go in the studio today? Work on the 5 24″ x 24″ canvas’ is almost complete. On the easel: the painting which is based on the archived image of the CPR depot during the sale of land in the Shaugnessy area. A recent article explained the influence which the Canadian Pacific […]
And so I begin. I enjoy story telling, have an interest in history and I am try to understand the myriad of worldviews and how they shape us. Beginning is a purely selfish act in that I hope that these past months of discomfort will finally vanish as I commit to exploring the idea of […]
I first laid eyes on her in October. To and fro I shuffled, up and down the long corridor surrounded by evidence of the years of creative labor which the resident sculptors had been engaging in. Desperate to lay claim to the space, only to find that I had been pipped at the post and […]
Happy Holidays and may 2012 see you sprinting! Is this email not displaying correctly? . In an ball in the bin sits 5 pages of crumpled research containing trivia about Christmas in Lesotho. I know .. I chose this as it was the nearest country to the area in South […]
A full year in the seeking but here she is. The perfect Vancouver stormy light. You know the moment when the clouds have descended, the sun is either beginning to set or she is hidden by cloud density, the atmosphere is dark and charged but suddenly the sun slips through. Slicing the air and bouncing […]
Vancouver painting of the Granville Bridge from the north side of the seawall along False Creek. What a struggle! 5 days of rain just completed but the weather report promised 5 more. 1 glorious day to eat as much as possible and what a bountiful feast. Between the first dusting of snow on the mountains, […]
Just released: “1 August 2009″. Oil on canvas. 30″ x 30″ The request? to capture the memory, the feeling, the moment of the day the clients were married at the beautiful St Michael and all angels church in Victoria. We first met in the days before Christmas 2010 at the Granville Island public market and […]
Painting of tug boats moored next to the Vancouver Ports, view from Crab Park. The struggle: the harmonization of the overall blue tones with the punctuating browns of the pier and the reds of the life saving equipment on the tugs. The secret: Keeping the blues just slightly tinted with red so that there were […]
So much happens within the frame of this painting. I love the location (by the entrance to Granville Island) and I love the subject but to capture the scene is intense. There are thousands of little elements: the ropes, the masts, the sails, the layers upon layers of boats, the water, the city, the bridge. […]