Artist’s Statement

“Painting is an endlessly fascinating (and frustrating) way to untangle myself. I paint with curiosity; exploring emotion and life through colour and brushstroke, seeking to create compositions that simultaneously burst with joy while listening to the peaceful whispers of shadow. I look to nature for inspiration but look within for the work, the play, the love of it all. There’s a levity and liveliness to my paintings – a sense of wonder tinted with a sweep of humour. I admire the unusual, celebrate the weird, tread quietly and lightly in this world, and am leaving a bold, colourful trail of work behind.”

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"What I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled .... and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. " ~ Mary Oliver
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As always, finding such peace and quiet joy in the calming blues of this breezy ocean view.  I hope you too can steal at least a moment today, to wonder into the sky, and float above this difficult worldπŸ’™
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30" x 30"
(sold)
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#seaside #seascape #intotheblue #waterscape #landscapepainting #lakelands
#lakeliving #lakeview #fineartprints #canvasprints #canadianlandscapes #beautifulskies #beautifulhorizons #maryoliver #seabreeze

"What I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled .... and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. " ~ Mary Oliver
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As always, finding such peace and quiet joy in the calming blues of this breezy ocean view. I hope you too can steal at least a moment today, to wonder into the sky, and float above this difficult worldπŸ’™
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30" x 30"
(sold)
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#seaside #seascape #intotheblue #waterscape #landscapepainting #lakelands
#lakeliving #lakeview #fineartprints #canvasprints #canadianlandscapes #beautifulskies #beautifulhorizons #maryoliver #seabreeze
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Welcoming a most bright and beautiful morning here, up before dawn with the birds (those GD 430 am birds!) and at the studio early for a videoshoot. Eeek! 
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Super anxious about having a camera follow me as I paint, so the plan is to focus on my brush instead. To stay connected to the work and listen to the colours, to consider the art rather than the audience.  Isn't that always the goal? πŸ’›
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Wish me luck! 🀞
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#landscapepainting #beautifulskies #landscapeprints #colorfulskies #breezyskies #housebeautiful #livecolorfully  #fineartprints #canadianlandscapes #goodmorningsunshine #rainbowskies #skypaintings

Welcoming a most bright and beautiful morning here, up before dawn with the birds (those GD 430 am birds!) and at the studio early for a videoshoot. Eeek!
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Super anxious about having a camera follow me as I paint, so the plan is to focus on my brush instead. To stay connected to the work and listen to the colours, to consider the art rather than the audience. Isn`t that always the goal? πŸ’›
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Wish me luck! 🀞
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#landscapepainting #beautifulskies #landscapeprints #colorfulskies #breezyskies #housebeautiful #livecolorfully #fineartprints #canadianlandscapes #goodmorningsunshine #rainbowskies #skypaintings
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Exploring the shadows but always chasing the light. My journey with land and sky continues into unknown places, untapped emotion, undiscovered ideas ... all new worlds of imagination.  I hope you stay with me as I bump along forward πŸ’™
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#thenightsky #darkerskies #landscapepainting #landscapes #landscapeprints #nightsky #theshapeofwind #beautifulskies #skypaintings #originalart #abstractlandscapes #thecreativejourney

Exploring the shadows but always chasing the light. My journey with land and sky continues into unknown places, untapped emotion, undiscovered ideas ... all new worlds of imagination. I hope you stay with me as I bump along forward πŸ’™
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#thenightsky #darkerskies #landscapepainting #landscapes #landscapeprints #nightsky #theshapeofwind #beautifulskies #skypaintings #originalart #abstractlandscapes #thecreativejourney
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Finding my way back to land and sky this month after a fabulous hiatus over with @thisbeeisme abstracts. (spectacularly colourful collection coming soon, with an extra new somethin' somethin' ! ).
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Sketching.πŸ‘† Thinking. πŸ‘† Idea-ing. πŸ‘†
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Feeling a little clunky and uncertain and almost nervous to dive into my landscapes again.  I need to feel connected to nature, to my awe and wonder of it, to my excitement for the big wide world around me in order to paint, and I'm just .... fuzzy as to what's there. What will capture my imagination? Will I find inspiration? Do I have fresh ideas to explore? Will something excite my wonder?
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So many questions, such fear to overcome, so many paintings to paint and much work to do. 
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(picks up a brush, takes a deep breath).... And so I begin πŸ’™
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#landscapesketch #sketching #paintingprocess #shepaints #creativeprocess #originalart #landscapes #landscapepainting #landscapeprints #canvasprints #beautifulskies #newhorizons

Finding my way back to land and sky this month after a fabulous hiatus over with @thisbeeisme abstracts. (spectacularly colourful collection coming soon, with an extra new somethin` somethin` ! ).
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Sketching.πŸ‘† Thinking. πŸ‘† Idea-ing. πŸ‘†
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Feeling a little clunky and uncertain and almost nervous to dive into my landscapes again. I need to feel connected to nature, to my awe and wonder of it, to my excitement for the big wide world around me in order to paint, and I`m just .... fuzzy as to what`s there. What will capture my imagination? Will I find inspiration? Do I have fresh ideas to explore? Will something excite my wonder?
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So many questions, such fear to overcome, so many paintings to paint and much work to do.
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(picks up a brush, takes a deep breath).... And so I begin πŸ’™
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#landscapesketch #sketching #paintingprocess #shepaints #creativeprocess #originalart #landscapes #landscapepainting #landscapeprints #canvasprints #beautifulskies #newhorizons
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It's June?! Does that mean I can start summering? (which is much the same as wintering but with less clothes and more bikes). Bring. it. On!!
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May our summer ahead be one of cool lakes and colourful skies πŸ’›
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"Aurora"
fine art prints and cards available 
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#beautifulskies #landscapeprints
#landscapepainting #colourfulskies  #rainbowskies #lakelands #lakeside #cottagelife #lakemuskoka #Aurora 
#lakeliving #lakedistrict #houzzdecor  #artprintsuk #fineartprints #canvasprints
#littlepeaceofheaven

It`s June?! Does that mean I can start summering? (which is much the same as wintering but with less clothes and more bikes). Bring. it. On!!
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May our summer ahead be one of cool lakes and colourful skies πŸ’›
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"Aurora"
fine art prints and cards available
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#beautifulskies #landscapeprints
#landscapepainting #colourfulskies #rainbowskies #lakelands #lakeside #cottagelife #lakemuskoka #Aurora
#lakeliving #lakedistrict #houzzdecor #artprintsuk #fineartprints #canvasprints
#littlepeaceofheaven
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Anyone who has hung around here for more than a heartbeat knows how intensely I love a big, stormy sky.  Powerful, moody, swirling murky colours and full of energy ... I just find them awe-inspiring.  Last night we had a whopper roll through town with hours and hours and HOURS of rain thundering down, flashes of lighting and noisy wind. Grateful I was safe and dry with a solid roof over my head for it was once again, a magnificent, humbling display of the force of nature. We are at her mercy πŸ’™
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'Weathering'
original sold
fine art prints available 
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#weathering
#stormyskies #ilovestorms
#stormclouds #hamont #darkerskies #stormwatch #landscapes #cloudscape #stormpainting #rainclouds #wildskies #fineartprints #homedecor #canvasprints #wallart #artprints #landscapeprints #navy #darkbluedecor

Anyone who has hung around here for more than a heartbeat knows how intensely I love a big, stormy sky. Powerful, moody, swirling murky colours and full of energy ... I just find them awe-inspiring. Last night we had a whopper roll through town with hours and hours and HOURS of rain thundering down, flashes of lighting and noisy wind. Grateful I was safe and dry with a solid roof over my head for it was once again, a magnificent, humbling display of the force of nature. We are at her mercy πŸ’™
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`Weathering`
original sold
fine art prints available
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#weathering
#stormyskies #ilovestorms
#stormclouds #hamont #darkerskies #stormwatch #landscapes #cloudscape #stormpainting #rainclouds #wildskies #fineartprints #homedecor #canvasprints #wallart #artprints #landscapeprints #navy #darkbluedecor
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So many beautiful skies for your home.  How ever will you choose just one? πŸ’™
#landscapeprints #fineartprints #homedecor #livebeautifully

So many beautiful skies for your home. How ever will you choose just one? πŸ’™
#landscapeprints #fineartprints #homedecor #livebeautifully
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Seems like a Sunday sky to me.  Quiet and un-hurried, simple and sunny, with miles and miles of fresh air ahead. A sky that smiles and says 'ahhhh....'
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A new landscape series begins today 🌞
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(sold)
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#landscapepainting #blueskies #Sunday #weekender #getoutside #hikinglife #hikeuk  #theviewfromhere #hikingviews #wallart #landscapeprints #canvasprints #originalart #abstractlandscapes #cloudscapes #beautifulskies

Seems like a Sunday sky to me. Quiet and un-hurried, simple and sunny, with miles and miles of fresh air ahead. A sky that smiles and says `ahhhh....`
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A new landscape series begins today 🌞
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(sold)
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#landscapepainting #blueskies #Sunday #weekender #getoutside #hikinglife #hikeuk #theviewfromhere #hikingviews #wallart #landscapeprints #canvasprints #originalart #abstractlandscapes #cloudscapes #beautifulskies
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Sunrises of golden peach light are yet another reason to roll out of bed early on warm spring mornings.  Such a beautiful way to greet the day!
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I spent hours upon hours with this sky - dreaming, wondering, thinking,  imagining - and letting myself melt into the gentle gradiation of colour and softly flowing brushstrokes. 
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A good morning indeed πŸ’›
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#morninglight #goodmorningsunshine
#goodmorning #springskies #theshapeofwind #goldenhour #landscapepainting #landscapeprints #landscapes #artprintsuk #warmskies

Sunrises of golden peach light are yet another reason to roll out of bed early on warm spring mornings. Such a beautiful way to greet the day!
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I spent hours upon hours with this sky - dreaming, wondering, thinking, imagining - and letting myself melt into the gentle gradiation of colour and softly flowing brushstrokes.
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A good morning indeed πŸ’›
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#morninglight #goodmorningsunshine
#goodmorning #springskies #theshapeofwind #goldenhour #landscapepainting #landscapeprints #landscapes #artprintsuk #warmskies
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Still one of my favorites.  Simplicity meets contemporary meets whimsy meets gentle... all saying hello to my imagination.  You'll find wall art prints of this sweet one amongst my 'In Bloom' collection in my shop. 🌸
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"Morning Light - blue"
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#inbloom
#flowerpower #inspiredbynature
#flowerprint #canvasprints
#paintedflowers #floralpainting #flowerpainting #walldecor #nurserydecor #floralinspired #contemporaryfloral

Still one of my favorites. Simplicity meets contemporary meets whimsy meets gentle... all saying hello to my imagination. You`ll find wall art prints of this sweet one amongst my `In Bloom` collection in my shop. 🌸
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"Morning Light - blue"
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#inbloom
#flowerpower #inspiredbynature
#flowerprint #canvasprints
#paintedflowers #floralpainting #flowerpainting #walldecor #nurserydecor #floralinspired #contemporaryfloral
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I'm quietly adding new original paintings to the shop all the time, like this peaceful little lake view just added to my 'Lakelands' collection of art prints and paintings.  Seems like the perfect place to dream of on this long weekend morning. πŸ’™ 
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Lakelands 12-20
12" x 12"
acrylic,  gallery wrapped canvas 
available in my shop 
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#longweekend #peaceofnature #lakeviews #lakelands #lakeliving #lakelife #lakedistrict #landscapepainting #originalart #landscapeprints #landscapeartprints #canvasprints #canadianlandscapes #getoutside #livingetc

I`m quietly adding new original paintings to the shop all the time, like this peaceful little lake view just added to my `Lakelands` collection of art prints and paintings. Seems like the perfect place to dream of on this long weekend morning. πŸ’™
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Lakelands 12-20
12" x 12"
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
available in my shop
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#longweekend #peaceofnature #lakeviews #lakelands #lakeliving #lakelife #lakedistrict #landscapepainting #originalart #landscapeprints #landscapeartprints #canvasprints #canadianlandscapes #getoutside #livingetc
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