Jun 23, 2012

Miniatures Make It to THE SHOW

SUNLIGHT ON THE TRAIL - 3 x 4 -$140 framed
My miniature pictures are headed for the big time!  I am one of the featured artists at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island for 7 weeks! I am very excited to have such a wonderful spot for my miniature art. I have 15 pictures there but of course not all will be on display at once.  I tried to put in a mixture of sea and forest life here on the coast so hopefully there will be something for everyone. Sunlight on the Trail will be part of the show. The show runs June 26 to August 12 so lots of time to catch it.  The gallery is open daily, 10-6 Tues-Fri, and 10-5 Sat-Mon.  (Gallery: 1241 Cartwright St., at the opposite end of Granville Island from the Market)
Marketing week in Kelowna was a super experience.  I met some great artists at the Gallery Art talk, I presented for an hour and then we discussed more for another hour.  I really felt we connected and ideas were flying.  We had a great group for the all day workshop and I must admit the day just flew.  I am sure the synergy we started there will carry all of us for some time.  I do have a few people to thank: Sea Dean of www.facebook.com/BlueSkyRedEarthGallery , did a fabulous job organizing everything and found us a great spot to stay;  Petrina McNeill, at Lake Country Gallery,  who did a great job setting up and supporting the Art Talk and I am looking forward to working with her again; Dan and Carolyne, the place where we stayed, they have a wonderful suite with a view over the lake, a great place to stay if you are in the area. 

Jun 11, 2012



Yes, this is marketing week for me; I am heading up to the Kelowna area to work with artists there on marketing.   Wed, June 13, I will be speaking at Lake Country Gallery, (10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd, at 7 pm. and then on the weekend, June 16, I will be holding an all day workshop on Marketing: Let’s Get Your Art Out There.   This will be an exciting week to work with artists in another community and really get that synergy going.  The Evening Talk will be an opportunity to get an introduction going and set up some of the grounding principles in marketing while the full day will give an opportunity to delve deeply into the Marketing World and allow each artist to make connections to their situation.  As artists we are a large community but like our creations we travel many different roads and our picture of success is very different.  Learning skills to market out work needs just as much attention as learning the skills to create our work. I am really pleased to have the opportunity to work with so many talented people and help them move forward in their Art Business. 
The Art Talk on June 13 is free so come and join us.  There are still a few spots left for Saturday’s Workshop, June 16 from 10-4pm, (Cost $65) to register email or phone me.  Taking this workshop will be a valuable step in moving your business forward.
TRANQUILLITY -  6.5 x 9.5 $260 Framed
This picture is one of Steve's favourites.  He loves the colours, simplistic lines and the memories.  It is a plein air piece and like anything done in plein air, there are lots of wonderful memories from the experience.

Jun 8, 2012


SPRING COMES CALLING  - 5 x 7 - $220 Framed
Wow, all of Steve’s work on our birdfeeder is starting to pay off.  More birds are coming and they are bringing their friends.  Of course we have had our faithful house finches, juncos and chickadees with the odd flicker and starling thrown in but we have been yearning for more.  Our first newcomer was the Goldfinch.  First he came to check things out and then he brought his mate.  We were thrilled.  It was a bright sunny day and his colours just glistened in the sun.  I was quick with the camera and got a few very interesting reference shots.  Because our visitor was so cautious I decided to put him in our lilac tree which sits close by.   That way he could keep watch while his mate visited our feeder. 
It is really fun to watch the birds, right now the chickadees have their babies lined up on the railings as they gather food for them.  It is quite a performance to watch.  As you can expect more material for me!!