2014 Opus Outdoor Challenge

The Opus Outdoor Challenge is a province wide paint out created by Opus Art Supplies in 2012 and an event I have attended each year. This year 739 people participated all around the province. 128 of which participated at the Opus Langley location.

The event was different for me this year as I was participating as the on-site expert, to field questions and help others out if need be.

I set myself up and painted in Sendall Gardens (map) off of 50th Avenue in Langley. The park […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Categories: Article|Tags: |0 Comments

Oil Painting Demo :: One painting with Many Lessons


This is an oil painting demo I recently painted for a group I regularly teach in Langley.

The focus of the demo was to how to see and paint the subtleties of colour reflection in the planes of an object depending on which way a plane faces. In other words, if the plane of an object is facing up, the colour of that plane will be influenced by the reflection of colour above it. This is easier to see on a white object, which made the […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Categories: Article|Tags: |3 Comments

Plein Air in Minnekhada Regional Park

I was out today in Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam today with Denise Maxwell. We started painting around 12:30 and painted until about 3:00 with very consistent light during the three hours. It was a great day for painting

By |January 5th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Suzanne Anton Purchases Collaborative Painting

“Tranquil Pastures” is 24″ x 48″ acrylic on deep canvasĀ  by Lalita Hamill and Michael King
The Attorney General of BC, Suzanne Anton, now owns “Tranquil Pastures” a painting that Lalita Hamill and myself co-painted during the 2012 Interior Design Show in Vancouver. It was purchased at auction during a fundraising gala on November 22nd.

While painting were perched on the back of a wobbly vintage pickup truck trying to make sure we didn’t fall off. With purple strobe lights gliding across the canvas, we aimed for […]

By |November 26th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

An Artists View of Port Coquitlam

Preparing for my upcoming group show is coming together nicely. We are finalizing details and putting the finishing touches on the various works.

By |October 25th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

New Plein Air Friends

Last month I was in Ontario for my summer holidays and for some plein air painting. One week of which was at Sauble Beach, a small town on Lake Huron with a fantastic wet beach. If you love sandcastles, this beach is for you.

A couple of months before I arrived I contacted the local art group in the area – thanks to google – called Shoreline Artists to see if anyone would be interested in taking me to some great spots to paint plein air […]

By |September 8th, 2013|Categories: Article, Blog|Tags: |2 Comments