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Advanced Colour Mixing Workshop

I have a new workshop coming up on April 8th & 9th covering Advanced Colour Mixing. This is not your standard colour theory class. The aim of the course is to develop direct and practical ways of working with colour and thinking about colour and colour mixing. Discover how to mix any colour you want by understanding the essential principles of paint pigments, value, temperature & chroma, while learning how to use the paint’s pigment bias to your advantage. This information is key to successful [...]

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Art Critique Salon | Nov 17th, 2016

Open to everyone, my Art Critique Salon is being held on Thursday, November 17th  from 7 pm to 9pm at 100 Braid Street Studios in New Westminster. No admission fee but if you wish to leave a donation it is greatly appreciated. This is the place for you if you are looking to  grow as an artist, push yourself out of your comfort zone,  get feedback on your art from your mentor/teacher and would like to learn how to critique your own work. The Art Critique Salons [...]

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Plein Air Painting in Osoyoos

For my holidays back in July I spent a week in Osoyoos with the family. If you have never been to Osoyoos I highly recommend it as a place to visit; it is a mix of small town charm surrounded by landscape that gives you the feeling of living in the wild west. It is too unique to describe and best discovered in person. Since the rest of the family enjoys sleeping in, I planned on painting in the early mornings when the sun was [...]

October 30th, 2016|2 Comments

Art Critique Salon | Sept 29th, 2016

I have started an Art Critique Salon for my new and returning students (by donation). The monthly sessions will begin on Thursday, Sept. 29th  from 7 pm to 9pm at 100 Braid Street Studios in New Westminster. This is the place for you if you are looking to  grow as an artist, push yourself out of your comfort zone,  get feedback on your art from your mentor/teacher and would like to learn how to critique your own work. The Art Critique Salons offer a fun, supportive and educational environment which [...]

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Painting Commissions

Commission are a great way to celebrate a new addition to a family, a loved one, a pet, a treasured keepsake or even to bring a place from your past to life. I have put together a dedicated Commission Page to make it easier for anyone looking for a one of a kind painting for themselves or as a gift. The page outlines the commission process, costs and the timeline involved. If there are additional questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. [...]

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

My Approach to Plein Air Painting

In May I was approached by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) to hold a summer plein air workshop and to write an article for their July/August Art Avenue magazine. To tie the article in with the workshop I decided to write about my approach to plein air painting and show my process step by step. The painting i chose for the step by step is also available to watch on my YouTube channel (video embedded below). You can read the article below or download [...]

July 19th, 2016|1 Comment