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
Since September of last year, I have been working part time at a Custom Framing Store in Waterloo and I LOVE IT! The position couldn't have come at a better time and the women I work with are nothing short of amazing! Here are 5 Things I learned from training as a Custom Framer. 1.… Continue reading 5 Things I learned Working at a Custom Framing Store
"Sketches have in common a flame that the painting does not possess. It is the moment of heat for the artists, of pure energy, with none of the adornments that reflection adds to everything." - Dierot On my first trip to Europe in 2010, I took around 700 photos over the 9 days I was… Continue reading Why you should take Sketches of your travels instead of Photos.