I am for all art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet…
β€” Claus Oldenburg, 'Ode to Possibilities'

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Heart beats just a little bit faster when the magenta comes out to play πŸ’œ
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#magenta #magentasky #magentapurple #sunsetsky #sunset #ooooh #heartbeat #beautifulskies #summerskies #hotsummernights #beautifulhorizons #landscapepainting #landscapes #bigsky #nightsky #eveningshade #eveningsong #evening #contemporaryartist #contemporarylandscapes #artprint #fineartprint #wallart #originalart #ohwowyes
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Oh, how I love 'Windermere' and the depth of feeling in its brushstrokes.
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The quiet power of a darker sky, watching night fall and weather brewing makes my heart beat fully. Listening to the wind, following the swirling, ever-changing clouds, out there at the mercy of Mother Nature.
To surrender to the will of the natural world is so humbling and deeply grounding - nothing else matters but the moment itself.
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While the original has sold to a fabulous family, happy to say that prints are available in a number of sizes. Link to the shop in my bio above ☝️
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#windermere #moodysky
#thepowerofnow #darksky #darkerskies #navyblue #nightsky #moonshadow #ohwowyes #inspiredbynature #cottagedecor #cottageviews #lakeskies #beautifulskies #cottagelife #originalart #artprint #landscapepainting #landscapeprints #artprintsuk #houseandhome #lakelands #muskokalife #lakeliving #warmsummernights #chasingthelight #flashesofdelight #skiesfordays
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It's Friday and that means I give myself extra time and permission to "play" in the studio. Love starting my weekends a day early! Yes, it's all still technically "work" but I try to keep it a day just painting for me.
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Before I scoot sideways into the studio, let's take a look at one of the lovely original landscapes from my new 'Lakelands' collection. It's such a soft, breezy sky and done in a color palette I absolutely love (wish I had written down the exact recipe for how to mix these blues and greens 😬) . Taking the peaceful joy of this one into the weekend!
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12" x 12"
12-7 in the 'Lakelands' collection
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
Update: sold
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#landscapepainting #landscapeart #blueskies #painterofskies #cloudscapes #breezyblueskies #blueandgreen #inspiredbynature #hikinglife #countrylife #landscapecard #landscapeprint #abstractlandscape #walllart #springskies #artprints #homedecor #homeofficedecor #giftidea #foreverness #skyscape #originalart #contemporaryartist #cottagedecor #countryside #lovelywanderings #getoutside #friyay
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I love adding little dots into my work ... Here they're a gentle dusting of teeny snowflakes, but sometimes they show up as specks of light or moments of magic. They're never unintentional drips - I actually think very carefully about the placement of each and every one.
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Once again, the smallest of touches can bring a painting to life.
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Shown here is the original from the new 'Lakelands' collection (now sold), but loved this cobalt blue, big white cloud cover and light flurry of snow so much that it's now available as a print! Link to shop in my bio above ☝️
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#landscapepainting #skyscapes #landscapes #originalart #firstflurry #snowflakes #earlyspring #herewego #bigwhiteclouds #beautifulskies #homedecor #artprint #landscapeprints #artprintsuk #ukartcards #beautifulskies #homedecor #beautifulhorizons #luxeliving #elledecor #houseandhome #livebeautifully #dsart #cobaltblue #blueskies #countryview #countrylife #getoutside #chasingthelight #promiseofanewday #painterofskies #skiesfordays
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Some days the sky just settles down and meets me where I'm at. Not every day can be brilliant sunshine and bold spring colour, nor would I want that (I don't think?). Grey skies mean muted colour, and can be so comforting on days my energy is low. Clouds tempering the light feels restful. Quieter, softer, asking for nothing but maybe an umbrella (just in case) . πŸ–€
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Shown here is 24-3, a lovely original from my 'Lakelands' collection
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#lakelands #lakeview #lakeskies #lakeside #lakeliving #cottagelife #greybruce #greyskies #skiesfordays #artprint #landscapeprints #landscapepainting #landscapes #abstractlandscape #beautifulskies #originalart #ontario #greyblue #cottagedecor #cottagecountry #moodysky #grey #bluegrey #homedecor #wallart #livingetc #algonquinpark #algonquinskies #georgianbay #hikinglife
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Good Monday morning!
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Starting the week off with a dreamy look at 'Geneva' , one of the very first paintings I did for the latest collection. Something about the feel of this one - the profound peace and quiet joy -set the tone for all the rest to come.
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Absolutely delighted this one found a home so quickly and with a family who I know will enjoy this view for all the years to come. Thank you!
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Will keep posting paintings (and some stories) from the Lakelands collection over the next little while. Thank you for following along and all of the wonderful feedback so far πŸ™‚
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#originalart
#oneofakind #geneva #cottagelife #cottageview #weekender #landscapepainting #landscapes #skypainting #colorfulskies #ohcanada #skiesfordays #skyscape #abstractlandscape #wallart #beautifulskies #georgianbay #eveningsky #summerskies #warmsummernights #artprint #landscapeprints #homeofficedecor #homedecor #elledecor #houseandhome #artstudio #theviewfromhere #chasingthelight #sopeaceful
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For those of you who have one of my calendars.... Today is the day we get to flip the page over to May, and the beautifully peaceful sky of 'Evermore' !
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Thrilled to be able to offer it as a print for those who can't get enough of the grace and serenity in its colorful brushstrokes.
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Link to my shop in bio - print order going in tomorrow so today's the day to treat yourself to a lovely piece of sky!
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#evermore #foreverandever
#foreverness
#eveninglight #eveningpainting #eveningsky #skiesfordays #bigsky #beautifulskies #homedecor #houzzdecor #walllart #artprint #fineartprint #artprintuk #sundown #colorfulskies #elledecor #houseandhome #livingetc #livebeautifully #livecolorfully #lovecolor #warmsummernights #summerskies #chasingthelight #firstofmay #rainbowsky #lakeview #ohwowyes
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More than just colorful brushstrokes on a canvas, I love to dream of the stories within my paintings. Stories of day trips and memorable views, of quiet hikes and breezy days, of time spent in nature that are lodged in my heart.
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Of afternoons just watching the clouds drift by.
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Remembering the moments that inspired the painting, and capturing those emotions on canvas, is what makes my work feel so full of love πŸ’™
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Hoping you've taken the time to tiptoe through the 'Lakelands' collection in my shop - prints and some originals, including the one shown here, are available now.
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#hillside
#hikinglife #getoutside #landscapeartist #landscapes #landscapepainting #contemporaryart #ontarioskies #cottagelife #homedecor #livingetc #canadianhouseandhome
#thehappynow #fineartprint
#landscapeprints #artprint #artprintsuk #surrey #england #countryviews #countryside #cottageviews #brucetrail #morninglight #beautifulskies #skyscape #theviewfromhere #oneofakind #blueskies #ohwhatabeautifulday
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'Stoney Lake' was was a quiet meander through a soft and simple moment. A pause under a lovely sky to just *be*. I wanted this painting to reflect the stillness I seek from nature. To reflect the deep peace contained in the land and the perfection of a gentle breeze.
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While the original has sold, it is one from the next collection that is available as a personally signed print. A number of different sizes are available, all on gorgeous museum quality Canson paper using only archival inks.
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Link to the shop in my bio above
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#stoneylake #rockyshore #amomentofpeace #sopeaceful #thehereandnow #beautifulskies #livebeautifully #cottagedecor #cottagecountry #getoutside #georgianbay #lakeview #lakelands #bluegreyskies #breezyblueskies #ohwhatabeautifulday #lovelywanderings #landscapepainting #originalart #landscapeprints #fineartprint #artprintsuk #ontarioskies #bluegrey #lakeside #cottagelife #chasingthelight #skiesfordays
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Extra love for those paintings that can be dark, yet radiate a sense of light. Serene, while holding intense energy. Simple but complex. Quiet, yet saying so much. Extra love for the bold strokes of this one. Available in my shop as part of the 'Lakelands'collection πŸ’™
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24-6
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
Available
Link to shop in bio above ☝️
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#extralove #lakeskies #lakeview #lakelands #cottagedecor #cottageviews #lakeforest #lakemuskoka #cottagelife #canadianhouseandhome #ohcanada #ontnorth #algonquinpark #canoetripping #viewfromhere #homedecor #getoutside #landscapes #landscapepainting #landscapeprints #artprintsuk #ukartprints #blueandgreen #colorsofnature #houseandhome #wallart #thebeautifulnow #ohwowyes #originalart
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Thank you to everyone who helped the 'Lakelands' collection launch with much love yesterday. The messages and words of encouragement meant so much, and it's deeply gratifying to be sending so many paintings on to their new homes. Thank you!
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Since it was a huge series, there are still paintings available in the shop - some of my favorites in fact! So over the next few weeks I'll be posting pics, sharing stories and highlighting individual pieces.
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The view from here today is a gentle blue sky, a tempting forest to explore and a distant hill that begs to be climbed. An ode to my love for the outdoors indeed. To get outside and wander in nature is a beautiful thing πŸ’™
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#lakelands #lovelywanderings
#getoutside #landscapepainting #hillside #originalart #landscapeprints #landscapeart #contemporaryartist #blueskies #friyay #theviewfromhere #brucetrail #hiking #greenandblue #thegiftofart #colorsofnature #lakeview #cottagedecor #cottageviews #weekender #weekendvibes #skiesfordays #painterofskies #perfectafternoon #artprints #homedecor #countryside #theviewfromhere #thehappynow
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Today is the day I've been working so hard to get to. Months of studio time, gallons of paint, miles of brushstrokes, endless circles of thought and consideration went into each and every painting in the new collection .... 'Lakelands'.... now live in the shop.
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What a joy it is to finally share this series of deeply peaceful, forested horizons and breezy skies with you.
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I'll be posting individual pics over the next few weeks, but for those curious and interested ... link in my bio above ☝️
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Enjoy the view!!
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(Feel free to tag a friend or share this post to help me get these paintings out into the world!)
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πŸ“Έ @stephenedgarphoto
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#landscapepainting #landscapes #abstractlandscape #homedecor #studioview #theviewfromhere #lovelywanderings #inspiredbynature #northont #hikinglife #cottagedecor #cottagecountry #lakelands #lakeskies #lakeliving #cottagelife #muskokalife #algonquinskies #forestview #livingetc #getoutside #georgianbay #lakehuron #ohcanada #beautifulskies #originalart #elledecor #ohwowyes #houseandhome #thehereandnow
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I've got a serious case of the 'day-before-collection-launch' squirrlies. Completely excited to share these paintings with the world, but equally wanting to hide under the covers watching S2 of Bridgerton.
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Mostly just so grateful for the journey - months long and not easy - this series took me on. For the learning and the wisdom gained along the way. For the joy and the mess and the views I found emerging between my heart and my brush. So grateful for it all.
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And, of course, for the encouragement and support of so many along the way. You kept my spirits alive in ways I can't begin to explain. Thank you πŸ’™
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11am tomorrow folks. Shop goes live. πŸ’™
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#originalart #newcollection #freshpaint #landscapepainting #beautifulskies #theviewfromhere #landscapes #contemporaryartist #homedecor #warmsummerskies #oakville #hamont #yyzart #northont #ontarioskies #algonquinskies #hikinglife #brucetrail #inspiredbynature #abstractlandscapes #cottagestyle #lakeview #forestview #trees #lakepainting #cottagedecor #cottagelife #ohcanada #bluesandgreens #theartistslife
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In the final stages of getting the new collection (36 paintings - big and small!) ready for their big debut this Thursday!
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All the 'behind the scenes' things are just about done (always a surprising amount of ToDos To do!) Huge thanks to the Other Bee for redesigning the shop site and getting everything listed and showcased so beautifully. All in all, super excited to show you everything I've been working on for the past 4 months.
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A full collection preview will go out ahead of time to everyone on my mailing list so if you haven't already done so, please sign up! Link in bio.
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So, mark your calendars for Thursday!! 🀞❀️
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#newcollection #comingsoon #originalart #oneofakind #paintings #landscapepainting #landscapes #landscapeart #contemporaryart #contemporarylandscapes #beautifulskies #springskies #hamont #ontario #ontarioskies #cottagecountry #northont #greybruce #trees #muskoka #cottageviews #cottagedecor #homedecor #livecolorfully #bluegrey #lakeviews #lakeskies
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Long weekend plans? I'm looking forward to four days of nothing but painting. Uninterrupted studio time. I have ideas! At least I think I do ...will see what happens when colour meets canvas. All I know for sure is that I'm being pulled in the direction of spring.
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(Painting shown has sold but I love this blustery sky so am using it as a starting point today)
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#springday #springskies #beautifulskies #painterofskies #longweekend #goodfriday #studiotime #brushstrokes #windblown #landscapepainting #landscapes #originalart #ohcanada #ontario #hamont #homedecor #homeofficedecor #artprint #fineartprints #artprintuk #chasingthelight #theviewfromhere #darkerskies #inspiredbynature #hikinglife #livingetc #livingthelife #grateful
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Hard at play πŸ™‚
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I'm so grateful to have found 'work' that I truly love and happily choose to do day after day. Long weekend coming up and all I can think about is all the uninterrupted painting time ahead! Might be just a little bit obsessed. #cantstopwontstop
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'Wildwinds'
54" x 56"
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Good Monday morning! Let me start your week off with another little piece of sky and a beautiful morning view.
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Lots of things happening behind the scenes here in advance of the collection launching next week (make sure that you're signed up for the newsletter for an early look at all the paintings!).
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Also chatting with @heirloomisland on Thursday for an upcoming podcast episode. Excited but of course a little nervous to be doing something outside of my comfort zone.
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Have a great week everyone! πŸ™‚
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#morninglight
#morningview #beautifulskies #beautifulhorizons #landoflakes #lakelands #lakeview #lakeliving #lakeskies #cottageviews #cottagecountry #ontario #lakemuskoka #lakerosseau #lakeofbays #weekender #landscapepainting #skyscapes #landscapepainter
#littlebitofsky #morningglory
#goodmorning #originalart #landscapeprints #homedecor
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Capturing the "every day is a Saturday" feeling on canvas. πŸ’™
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#weekender #weekendvibes #weekendskies #saturdaze #landscapepainting #originalart #landscapeart #landscapeprints #beautifulskies #beautifulhorizons #cottageviews #bluesky #cloudscapes #foreverness #blueandgreen #evergreen #evermore #forestview #lakelands #lakeskies #lakeliving #cottagecountry #cottagelife #hikinglife #getoutside #inspiredbynature #littlebigsky #littlepieceofsky
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