Just a bit of inspiration

Here it is August and winding down to the end of another year. Some great exhibits I was a part of and feel greatly honored the FCA – COC Oasis show and Gallery 97 for putting on such a great venue this year as well as FCA Vancouver for ARTISTS CHOICE event. I hope to Read More

The Fall Event

Fall has come and another successful Autumn Gallery event has gone by. Here is some photos of the event:   My paintings that were juried into this years event was Waterfall at Mill Creek, Through Shadow and light and Mill creek (Resting Spirits). The Autumn Gallery is one of our yearly events held in November Read More

Making Sense Of All The Caos

When I look for a composition in a landscape I have to make sense out of all the caos where such a busy landscape exists along side creeks. With an abundance of trees and bushes and rocks. In the center you have water current moving along rapidly or perhaps it is a steady flow. The Read More

The Painting Process

In the process of my painting “Rail-trail Into Autumn” I have done all the necessary work like establishing my shapes deciding what key I want to work in. Mixing my palette to the consistency of butter. Putting down my values and shapes in my notes of the chosen color for my highlights. By stepping back Read More


Lately, I have been working out of Richard Schmid’s book Alla Prima II “Everything I Know about Painting” and Katie Swatland’s new book Alla Prima II Companion. These are good reference guides explaining tools, materials and techniques of Richard Schmid. For a self – taught person it is tough to get started off right sometimes Read More

Treasures Of The Okanagan

Water is such a great resource here in the Okanagan with agriculture and wildlife being dependent on it in the region. Most of my paintings over the last several years are of creeks. I like the challenge of painting creeks its kind of like trying to walk across them without slipping in. You have to Read More

From grain farms to wine country

Since moving to Kelowna BC. in 2010 or wine country. I have been studying on my own painting and getting the feel of  painting in water, acrylic, and oil mostly one after another each one with a purpose of  building my skill as a painter. Understanding the keys to building a style to my own. Read More