Student Work from my First Introduction to Watercolour Class My original life plan was to become a high school art teacher, but after finishing my Bachelor of Arts, I shirked teachers' college to pursue a career in the corporate world. After four years of University, I wanted shake off some student debts and get a… Continue reading Working as an Art Teacher – Living my Dream!
I am never without my tiny travel paint kit and I thought I would take some time to share a bit more about my paint selection. Customizing your palettes can be one of the most important things you do as an artist. The colours you choose are the foundation for your paintings and they create… Continue reading Travel Palette Tour
Are you just starting out with Watercolours? Going to the Art Store for the first time can be intimidating. I've written this post to explain a bit about the basic supplies you will need in attempt to demystify the process. I love to chat art supplies. So feel free to contact me if you have… Continue reading Your First Watercolour Supplies
This fall, at the Mary Allen Studio Tour I displayed six of my framed pieces together, on a grid wall. Somehow, with all the pieces in front of me, I had an "A-ha" moment! For the first time I saw my own distinct style. Previously, I had been describing my work as "moody and etherial" but… Continue reading Finding My Style
"I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." -Georgia O'Keefe My style has become synonymous with moody etherial, light filled paintings of flowers. I thought I would ruminate on why I chose this particular subject matter. I have never… Continue reading Why do I paint flowers?
I can't pinpoint when I stopped living an inspired, creative life, but sometime after graduating University (with a BA in Studio Art and History) I lost my creative spark. Post university I was working in customer service and pursuing motherhood and other non creative projects. It felt so empty and it felt like I had… Continue reading Corduroy Road: The Breakthrough Moment for My Creative Career
This past month for World Watercolour month I joined hundreds of watercolour artists in creating a daily painting practice, and sharing the daily paintings to social media. This is a charitable program run and developed by Doodlewash which draws respected artists and painters of all levels worldwide. I knew participating would be a challenge, and… Continue reading What I learned painting 31 paintings in 31 Days