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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Some of my most important life lessons have been learned through the process of painting. About patience and staying present, about problem solving and objectivity, about my inner life and self, about purpose and authenticity.
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The biggest one has been that there is a place of light and joy inside that the darkness can't touch.
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To never give up on being able to access that place through my art and to share the joy with others keeps me going no matter what.
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Hope you have a beautiful day in a place of light πŸ’—
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'A Place of Light'
40"w x 48"h
Update: sold
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#selfcare #aplaceoflight #beautifulskies #colorfulskies #bigsky #heavensabove #homedecor #thisiswhatjoylookslike #myhappyplace #lifelessons #landscapepainting #landscapeprint #landscapeart #skyart #skypainting #contemporaryartist #cottagestyle #countrylife #whataview #beautifulprints #beautifulhorizons #abstractlandscape #elledecor #sopeaceful #housebeautiful #livebeautifully #livingetc #ohwowyes
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When my clients like dark and colour and the drama of a powerful sky .., that's what I give 'em!
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40" x 48"
Special commission
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#whataview
#bigsky #beautifulskies #skyscape #whatasky #commissionedart #originalart #landsend #landscapepainting #theviewfromhere #landscapes #landscapeprint #artprint #artprintuk #livebeautifully #livecolorfully #elledecor #homedecor #housebeautiful #wallart #ohwowyes #darkerskies #lovecolor #mountainview #beautifulhorizons #imaginedlandscapes #cloudscape #oneofakind #landscapeart #landscapeartist
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Nothing like kicking off the day with a 3hr call working on the plan for everything about to come. I hope you're on the mailing list because there are things happening!
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Like the start of the next originals collection. The first 5 are done and I'm loving where the brushstrokes are at. It's still going to take some time to come together - weeks- but I'll be posting sneak peeks in my stories with the painting number attached so you can start your wish list for when they're released. In the meantime there will be a number of other colorful "somethings" to keep you happy.
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I'm so excited , really energised for everything and as usual, working hard to make it all as beautiful as ever.
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#sneakpeek
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#landscapepainting #landscapes #landscapeart #landsend #beautifulskies #pinkskies #sunsetsunrise #cloudscape #artprint #landscapeprint #artprintuk #originalart #ohwowyes #sunsetpainting #summersunset #summerskies #colorfulskies #homeofficedecor #homedecor #oneofakind #wallart #livebeautifully #livecolorfully #studioscene #theviewfromhere #theartistslife
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These first brushstrokes mark the beginning of the next original collection. And it's going to be big - so many ideas and blank canvases ready to go! Lots of work and color to come πŸ™‚
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I'll be sharing snippits and sneak peeks in my stories over the next number of weeks.
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Actually, the next few months are going to be really busy with lots of new releases - so excited to share everything!! Stay tuned and make sure that you're signed up for my newsletter. πŸ’—
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#staytuned #excitingtimes #newcollection #newwork #comingsoon #originalart #firstlook #sneakpeek #colorfulskies #colorpop #lovecolor #colourfulart #homeofficedecor #homestyle #homedecor #brushstrokes #wetpaint #studioscene #studiotime #wallart #artprint #artprintuk #livingetc #roomdecor #theartistslife #thisisme #thisiswhatido #lovecolor #livecolorfully #wip #theviewfromhere
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There is a lovely interlude between finishing a painting and being ready to offer it up to the world. Before the judgement of others or the whole selling thing. Just me and it, alone in the studio pausing to reflect on the process.
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It's an intimate moment between me and the art I can't quite believe is in me. This muddled gal who struggles with life on the best of days, looking at these joyful brushstrokes knowing she just needs to stay connected to THIS. Someone who only just barely scraped herself off rock bottom and drags around some difficult shit has somehow created this colorful life. That even in the darker depths of my mind is an imagination bursting with ideas and beautiful skies of possibility. That there is a part of me untouched by the bumpy journey through life thus far.
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Yes, these are the kind of thoughts rattling around my brain when I stand back after finishing these big pieces of magic. It's truly humbling.
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So before sharing, I make sure to
take time for a quiet conversation with myself about trust, gratitude, perseverance, gratitude, belief in myself, gratitude and some curious wonder about it all.
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Dawning of a New Day
48 x 60
Available
DM for details
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#dawnofanewday
#beautifulskies #brightandbeautiful #fullofhopeandwonder #abstractlandscape #contemporaryartist #contemporarylandscape #whataview #theplacetobe #theviewfromhere #bigsky #summerskies #artprint #artprintuk #ukartprints #honedecor #livebeautifully #livingetc #elledecor #housebeautiful #originalart #landscapeprint #landscapepainting #cottagestyle #homeofficedecor #oneofakind #chasingthelight #ohwowyes #skyscape #colorfulskies
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I will always have a special place in my heart for the paintings that pick me up off a low and remind me of why I do what I do, and that joy is within no matter what seems without πŸ’—
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36 x 40
Special commission
(Sold)
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#beautifulskies #pinksky #summerskies #sopeaceful #skyfordays #bigsky #cloudlove #sopretty #colorfulskies #lovecolor #whataview #summerlove #summercolors #livebeautifully #commissionedart #abstractlandscape #abstractsky #contemporaryart #contemporarylandscape #lovecolor #ohwowyes #homedecor #artprint #artprintuk #wallart #originalart #mountainview #springskies #lovepink #bigwhiteclouds
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Throwback to the day I had this beauty in the studio and the feeling of pushing myself a little bit out of my comfort zone with the darker colors. I remember the feeling of really going for it with my whole self. Think it shows πŸ–€
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'Evening Shade'
40" x 40"
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While the original has sold, there are still a few limited edition prints available - but we're closing in on selling out so now's your chance!
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Each is printed on gorgeous, museum quality Canson paper using archival inks and is signed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. They're works of art unto themselves.
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Link to my print shop in my bio above ☝️
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#fineartprints
#artprint #artprintuk #ukartprints #framedprint #wallart #cansonpaper #eveningshade #eveningsky #goodevening #summerskies #summersunset #sunsetsky #whataview #whatasky #beautifulskies #pursuepretty #ohwowyes #skyscape #honedecor #livingetc #elledecor #vogueliving #interiordecor #housebeautiful #houseandhome #luxeliving #contemporaryart #abstractlandscape #livecolorfully
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I think we all instinctively know that just sitting beside a body of water and listening to the waves lowers stress and anxiety, allows the mind to quiet, slows your heartbeat and increases an overall sense of well-being. We all need as much of that as we can get! And unless you're the lucky duck who lives lakeside (and if you are, I'm moving my studio in) , a big 'Onshore' print hanging in your home is the next best thing.
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Dog not included πŸ˜‰
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Shown is a full 40x48" custom print but it's available in a number of different sizes too
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Link to the print shop in my bio above ☝️
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#onshore #artprint #fineartprint #artprintuk #framedprint #framedart #waterviews #lakeview #seaside #alltheblues #interiorstyle #interiordecor #wallart #lakehouse #lakeliving #muskokasky #muskokalife #landscapeprint #skyscape #beautifulskies #housebeautiful #houseandhome #elledecor #livingetc #cottagelife #cottageview #windoverwater #cloudscape #cottagecountry #waterways
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Thank you for indulging me with my month of florals - prints and cards still available in my webshop. It was a fun detour through my garden πŸ™‚
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But now, as the calendar flips over and summer flies by, my attention has turned back to those beautiful skies that make time stand still (and my heart beat fast) ❀️
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'Evening Over Evermore'
30x30"
(Sold)
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#beautifulskies #summerskies #eveningsky #colorfulskies #livebeautifully #originalart #abstractlandscape #lakehuron #lakeliving #cottagelife #muskokasky #lakemuskoka #windblown #eveningsong #heavensabove #lakeviews #oceanview #sunsetsunrise #skyscape #artprint #artprintuk #homedecor #housebeautiful #vogueliving #livingetc #cloudscape #whataview #whatasky #ohwowyes #takemybreathaway
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One thing I find near impossible to communicate through a little Instagram pic is the way my paintings *feel* . Those who know will know what I mean, but there really is an intangible element to original art and the genuine emotion and energy contained in the brushstrokes.
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As lovely as they are to look at, I think the way this beautiful floral series *feels* is the real magic. These paintings and prints are just so uplifting , painted with love and full of a gentle kind of joy. A joy I'm truly blessed to share with you all
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Here's the last 'In Bloom' original, just finished and now available.
Please DM for info and to purchase.
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'Morning Light - pink'
36" x 36"
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
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#flowerpainting #floralinspiration #infullbloom #inbloom #gardeninglife #frommygarden #whiteflowers #persuepretty #girliegirl #peachpink #luxeliving #elledecor #livingetc #contemporaryart #abstractfloral #housebeautiful #livebeautifully #pink #atouchofpink #artprint #artprintuk #projectjunior #homedecor #homeofficedecor #houseandhome #homeandgarden #vogueliving #dsart #flowerprint #persuepretty
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Just when I thought I was done with my flowers, my flowers weren't done with me πŸ’™
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Stay tuned for a few late Bloom originals , like this 40" x 40" beauty now available.
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#flowerpainting #floralinspiration #floraloftheday #flowerpower #florals #persuepretty #homeandgarden #gardeninspiration #gardeninspired #gardeninglife #freshlypicked #livebeautifully #sopretty #flora #elledecor #housebeautiful #interiordecor #originalart #summergarden #luxeliving #vogueliving #homeofficedecor #whiteflowers #fineart #flowerprint #artprint #artprintuk #artprints #softblue #dsart
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One last gentle reminder that the @squarefootshow goes live tonight at 8pm EST. With 70 talented artists and over 300 pieces of art, there's definitely something for everyone!
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I was tremendously honoured to have been the featured artist and put my all into the 15 @thisbeeisme paintings I have submitted. My abstracts are such an important part of my studio practice and this show was the perfect reason to set flowers aside for a bit and play with colour, composition and all those weird and wonderful ideas that pop up.
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So, 8pm on the #squarefootshow website. See you there!! πŸ’“
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#abstractart
#abstractpainting #abstractartist #originalart #lovecolor #livecolorfully #brightandbeautiful #brushstrokes #pink #ihaveathingforpink #touchofpink #elledecor #homedecor #contemporaryartist #summerlove #dustyrose #wallart #littleandlovely #bestgiftever #oneofakind #hamont #artprint #popofcolor #popofpink #colormehappy #artshow #abstractfloral
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The big prints just get me every time. Being able to capture the idea, the feeling and the emotion of a moment in such a wonderful way, and then being able to perfectly reproduce it as a beautiful print time and time again ... my heart still flutters.
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I'm so at the mercy of this art thing. It has me hook, line and sinker. Even when I'm sunk I'm still hooked 🎣
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Shown here is 'Afternoon Blue' full size with a number of other sizes available as well. So pretty πŸ’™
Link to my print shop in my bio above ☝️
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#afternoonblue #softblue#persuepretty #livingroomdecor #homeofficedecor #houseandhome #homeandgarden #floralinspiration #flowerpainting #flowerpower #elledecor #livingetc #homestyle #cottagelife #cottagestyle #coastalliving #vogueliving #dsart #dsfloral #interiorstyle #yyz #homedecor #artprint #artprintuk #livebeautifully
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My creative, imaginative, curious, productive self has hit a wall. Between my huge 'In bloom' series, a spring fabric collection for @susybee_art , and 15 @thisbeeisme abstracts for @squarefootshow .... I'm all tapped out. There's just nothing to offer the canvas this morning. Plus, I'm out of white paint. 😟
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So looking back at one of the practice boards from a few months ago when I was full of energy and ideas. Hope to get back to that place again soon πŸ’“
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#abstractflowers #whiteflowers #pinkandwhite #pink #sopretty #originalart #floralart #gardeninspiration #freshlypicked #inbloom #summertime #longweekend #flowerpainting #artprint #artprintuk #itsapinkthing #prohectjunior #elledecor #housebeautiful #dsart #dsfloral #floraloftheday #flowerprint #flowers #gardeninglife #homeandgarden #housebeautiful #livingetc
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Is it really the last Friday in July? Summer is speeding by and my month of flowers is almost over and I'm feeling deeply grateful for all of the love you've shown for the 'In Bloom' collection.
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Thank you to everyone who welcomed an original painting or beautiful print into their home - you make my studio practice - my life - possible!
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And thank you to all who respond with words of love and encouragement - it truly makes a difference each and every day to know what I do here in quiet isolation reaches your heart and matters.
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I am also grateful for everyone who shares my work with their friends and helps me grow my audience. It's a wonderful way to support my work and share the joy I put into every brushstroke.
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So grateful for all of it and all of you πŸ’›
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#artistatwork #paintergirl #artstudio #whereshecreates #painter #contemporaryartist
#infullbloom #inbloom #contemporaryart #flowerpainting #florals #flowerpainting #artprint #artistportrait #thisisme
#thisiswhatido #whyidowhatido #myhappyplace #happyplace #hamont #originalart #homeandgarden #homedecor #theartistslife
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We go together like.... πŸ’™
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In Bloom 'navy' and In Bloom 'dark blue' looking like the perfect pair. Love these smaller prints together!
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Link to my print shop in my bio above ☝️
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#flowerpainting#flowerprint
#floralinspiration #florals #dsflorals #interiorstyle #gallerywall #artprint #framedprint #mystyle #honedecor #torontodesigner #sochic #modernfarmhouse #housebeautiful #elledecor #elegance #florals #houseandhome #gardening #contemporaryart #lovecolor #freshlypicked #inbloom #infullbloom #navyblue #darkblue #livebeautifully
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Something extra special for your Monday ....
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Many of you already follow my abstract work over @thisbeeisme so know I've been having a terrific time working on a colorful series of 12" x 12" paintings for the @squarefootshow coming up on August 4th. I'm so excited for it! 70 artists from 3 countries - it's quite the event! Definitely worth checking out and following along - there's something for everyone.
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Well here's an extra bonus - sign up for their newsletter and you'll have a chance to win this cheerful floral ORIGINAL painting of mine! She's a beauty and could be yours! Sign up on their site today πŸ™‚
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www.squatefootshow.com
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Founded by @jveenstraartist and her team, this is a show that has transitioned online and is growing fast. It's pretty much a sellout every time and I'm so honoured to be the featured artist with the show focusing on abstract and impressionist art. Can't wait to see what everyone has been creating! One week to go ❀️
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The centerpiece of the ' In Bloom' collection is this beautiful midnight blue flower that blossomed around that squiggly leaf stem line.
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Weeks of painting and sketching and playing with colours and composition going nowhere, yet one wiggling line was apparently all I needed to find the magic of this painting and the entery way into how I wanted this collection to feel.
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I wanted a fresh take on flower paintings, to create work that felt both sophisticated and fun, and that showed a range of color and curious compositions.
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Most importantly, I wanted them to be completely, uniquely recognizably mine.
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Thank you to everyone who has welcomed a print from this series into your home! And for everyone else , the entire collection is now available in my shop, along with all of those breezy skies of mine.
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Shown is the Midnight Blue original on canvas 36x36 (sold) but I've linked this post to the full size print in my shop. Other sizes available too!
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