Monday, August 14, 2017

Fall Painting Classes and workshops

Fall trees          Watercolour      11'x17"

Autumn painting and Upcoming classes

Ir's stating the obvious when I observe the summer has disappeared in a flash and here we are at Fall and a new time for learning  and creating. Below is a new schedule of classes suitable for any level Watercolour is explored in a playful intuitive way.

New Fall Schedule of Watercolour Classes

Six week Evening classes
Tuesday evenings
September 12th
7:15 pm-9:15 pm
Fee $140.00

Thursday Evenings
September 14th
7:15-9:15 pm
Fee $140.00

Saturday Workshops
September 23rd
September 30th

For more information phone 416-699-8609

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Freedom and Play- Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp for Grown-Ups

Summer!  Kids get time to play and create and adults should as well.  Enjoy time to paint, play and experience nature offering open horizons of sky and water without leaving the city. A week of painting is available again this summer at  my art camp for grown -ups. This is your creative time every morning from my home studio location in the Beach which backs onto the park and Lake Ontario . Paint outdoors, "plein air" or explore and play with watercolour, acylric, or mixed media from my home studio. This workshop is limited to a small group and it fills quickly. For more information or to register phone 416-699-8609 or email

JULY Session:   July 10th -14th 
                        10 am-1 pm
                        Fee $225.00      materials fee $20.00 (optional)

AUGUST session     August 14th-18th
                    10 am- 1 pm
                    Fee $225.00       materials fee optional $20.00

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Beach Studio Tour

New Work, New Classes and Spring Beach Studio Tour

"Blue Calm"      Watercolour      $595.00
    You are warmly invited to my home and studio for The Beach Studio tour. Spring has arrived and the Beach area has the amazing lake, trees in blossom, flowers everywhere and  a walking tour of artist's studios the weekend of May 5th, 6th and 7th. I am located at 17 Fernwood Park Ave. and would be delighted to see you. Come by Friday night 6-9 pm for a glass of wine or you are welcome Saturday 10 am - 6 pm or Sunday 11 am-6 pm. New works in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media will be on display with a range in size and price. Some works are abstract as I love the pure creative aspects of paint and colour, however it is hard to resist the artistic challenges around me so how can I not paint the beautiful lake at my doorstep. Hope to see You!

New Watercolour Classes

New classes starting in mid May
Tuesday morning class will be starting May 16th
Six week series
10am-12 pm
fee $140.00

Thursday night series   May 18th
six week series
7:15-9:15 pm
fee $140.00

Summer art camp for Grown -ups will be offered one week in July and one week in August. This is art for grown-ups with a kid inside them. Paint outside in the park or on the beach, or in my studio.
Experiment, have fun, and paint.
July 10th-14th
Monday-Friday 10 am-1:00 pm
Fee $225.

August 14th-18th
Monday-Friday  10 am-1:00 pm
Fee  $225.00

August 14th-18th

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Watercolour Collage

Creative Fun with  Watercolour and collage

"Blue sonnet"  watercolour collage
"Woods of Wisdom"   
The play is endless as well as the challenges. Some of my new works are done in watercolour, mixed media and collage. They will be on display at my home and studio for the Beach Studio Tour coming up May 5th, 6th and 7th. Watercolour is my great love but acrylic on canvas and other works will be shown as well as small matted works and cards. A studio tour is a unique way to meet the artist of  the painting you purchase. Over the years it has been gratifying to hear the stories of my art from different patrons. Thank you. Would love to see you on the tour.

Beach Studio Tour May 5th, 6th and 7th
Friday 6-9 PM
Saturday 10 am-6 pm
Sunday  11 am-5 pm
My location is 17 Fernwood Park Ave.
For more information go to

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Painting as a journey

Painting As a Journey

"Dreaming of the Sea"    Watercolour             $500.

I sometimes joke that starting a painting is similar to a journey and requires being  open to the fact that each one is a unique learning experience and never knowing exactly where it will take me. Sometimes it all goes as planned and I  love the finished work and  feel a creative high like no other but all too often it can hit creative lows as well. This is where opportunity opens to discover a new technique, throw in a different media or turn the painting upside down and find it greatly improved or a different subject altogether.
Too often we take a journey and plan to get from A to Z as quickly as possible. I can hop on the 401 and get to where I want in an hour or I can take the old two lane highways that meander through small towns and beautiful areas that I didn't know existed. Einstein said "Logic will get you from A to Z but imagination will take you everywhere."
 A willingness to create and a willingness to imagine have led many artists, poets and Einsteins to places they could never have dreamed.

Check out my classes page for new workshops and classes starting in March.

Beach Studio Tour will be May 5th, 6th, and 7th with some of my newest work on display.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Creating from the Heart

One Day Saturday Painting Workshops

Art of the Heart  "Mixed Media"

"An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all....feeling is the principle, the beginning, and the end; craft, objective, technique-all these are in the middle."
Paul Cezanne

We are most of the way through January and heading into February. This is when winter can wear a little thin.  February is Heart Month and Valentine's day so what better time to think of love, what we love who, how and what it is.
How do we hold a place of love in a world that seems a bit insane at the moment?
How is love expressed in a symbolic, energetic, subjective or literal way through art. Come and explore in a playful way through paint in my February workshop. No experience necessary.

Saturday February 11th

10 am-2:30 pm
fee $65.00
Small workshop so register early:416-699-8609

Friday, December 30, 2016

New painting Class Schedule, New Beginnings

Beginning Anew
Schedule of  winter painting classes

"Windswept"  Watercolour 

Christmas is barely over and a new year is about to arrive and my thoughts are split between what is ending and what has not yet materialized. On a personal note 2016 was a challenge for me in a physical sense starting with a broken wrist thanks to my lovable energetic mutt. From there it moved to hip replacement surgery. Needless to say it was a challenge but what touched me so much was the care and support I received from friends, family, students and a wonderful community. I feel such a deep sense of gratitude to all who touched my life during the past year. Thank you.

Painting continues as it is my way of being in this world. Teaching is a love and a way of sharing what I know and my views. My schedule of teaching is changing a bit for the winter  and I look forward to those who return and new ones to start. My training ranges from a traditional academic fine arts degree to various workshops embracing art in its many forms.   A sense of creative play is what continually keeps art alive and interesting for me. Picasso said that "Every child is an artist but it is hard for the artist to keep that child alive in the adult." I welcome those with a playful curiosity to engage in the artistic journey to join my classes or workshops. No experience necessary.

 Schedule of six week classes for the winter
 Instead of offering two evening sessions I am offering one session on Tuesday Mornings
 and one on Thursday evenings.

Six week Tuesday Morning Session
January 17th  10am-12 pm
fee $130.00 materials fee $30.00

Six week Thursday Evening Watercolour Session
January 19th
fee $130

Saturday one day workshop January 28th
10 am -2:30pm 
fee $65.00