What’s Up

Dressed to Impress

coloured pencil on museum board.
2024 • $200

Sparrow

Mama Takes a Break

coloured pencil on museum board,
6 x 6 in., 2017 • SOLD

Welcome to my updated website.

It’s half-way through 2024. After retiring in February, I find myself so busy I don’t know how I ever managed to teach full-time. In May, I participated in the 49th annual Lambeth Art Association show and sale (https://www.lambethart.com/). In June. I donated two pieces to Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre’s Chicken Challenge silent auction fundraiser (https://creativeartscentre.com). I also placed three pieces in the gift shop. Also in June, I had three pieces accepted in the Art Gallery of Lambeth’s, cleverly titled, “Little Black Frame” juried show and sale (https://www.artgalleryoflambeth.com). This show continues on to the end of July.

I am active in the Gallery Painting Group’s weekly paint outs. Drawing rather than painting of course. I have a couple of pieces on the go – a large-horned ram and a killdeer – that are destined for the GPG’s October show and sale. ( https://www.gallerypaintinggroup.com/ )

Chicken Challenge

Crowing Rooster

Clock-a-doodle-do

coloured pencil on museum board
2019 • $250

I am participating in the “Chicken Challenge” at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. This is a silent auction fundraiser for ICAC. There are over 70 pieces of original art available to bid on from June 1-22, including my “Clock-a-doodle-do” shown here. It is valued at $250, but bidding starts at $100. The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturdays from 1-4pm.

https://creativeartscentre.com

Birds as Bridges

I am excited to announce that I have been invited to exhibit my work at the Birds as Bridges 2023 Ornithological Conference. My work will be viewed by The American Ornithological Society (AOS), the Society for Canadian Ornithologists/ Société des Ornithologistes du Canada (SCO-SOC), and ornithologists from around the world during the 141th annual meeting of the AOS and the 40th annual meeting of the SCO-SOC August 8-12, 2023 at the RBC Place conference centre in London, Ontario. I am flying high!

London Artists’ Studio Tour 2023

After a year off, I am back on the Tour. The 2023 London Artists’ Studio Tour takes place April 28, 29 and 30. This three-day self- guided Tour offers the public an extraordinary opportunity to meet local artists in their working environs and learn more about their creative processes. As always, the tour is a free event. Friday, April 28 is opening night. Between the hours of 7 and 9:30 p.m., tour-goers have first choice of the artists’ works. The Tour continues Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 from noon to 5 p.m. For a map, visit: https://londonstudiotour.ca/

Northern Cardin-Ale City Bird Beer

I am honoured to have my art featured on Northern Cardin-Ale City Bird Beer and proud that the proceeds from its sales will fund bird conservation activities in London. As a coloured pencil artist, my focus for many years has been local birds. This is a real “feather in my cap.” Also happy to confirm that the beer itself is delicious.