NEWS

Studio Updates

This section includes highlights of some of my latest work, as well as information about exhibitions and shows.

29TH ANNUAL UNICEF WATER FOR LIFE GALA: CALGARY

A DONATION FOR A WONDERFUL CAUSE

Ode to Kintsugi. Mixed media. 12" x 12". 2021

The annual UNICEF Water for Life Gala is one of Calgary’s premier charity events.

The UNICEF Water for Life Gala in Calgary supports UNICEF’s global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs. These programs help realize the rights of children by delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene in their communities and schools.

This year, I am supporting this event by donating a 12" x 12" piece, "Ode to Kintsugi", my newest piece in the series, "We emerge and begin again."

For more information about this wonderful event please visit Unicef.ca

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A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

COLOR IMPACT 2021:

FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Sunday, June 13th - Tuesday, June 15th 2021

I am so excited to attend "Color Impact", a virtual conference exploring color for Urban Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting and Materials.  This conference will be featuring keynote speakers and presentations by color professionals.  Three short courses are available for registration - Architectural Color Consulting, Architectural Lighting Design and The NCS Natural Colour System.  Registration into Color Impact 2021 allows attendance to The 

Symposium on Color Education

Second Annual ISCC Virtual Symposium on Color Education:
Saturday, June 26, 2021.

For anyone passionate about color, these are two events that can not be missed!

To register visit:

colorimpact2021.com

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LEARNING THE NUANCES OF THE COLOUR PINK

A COMMISSION FOR A VANCOUVER HOME

Currently working on a commission for a Vancouver home in a vibrant pink.  I am very excited to be working on learning the nuances of this colour. Fuchsia symbolizes uniqueness, confidence, maturity and certainty.  The effects: it nurtures, soothes and inspires.  I am grateful to Sean and Roxanne for this amazing opportunity.

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A PIECE INSPIRED BY “THE SEA, THE WILD AND THE FORESTS” 

A COMMISSION FOR A MILAN HOME

This 45.2” x 86.6” piece is traveling to Milan next week.  Utilizing 51 washes of acrylic paint, this piece is inspired by the interplay of natural and industrial elements.  Subtle hues of Iridescent Gold is utilized within the white horizontal line, to not rest on the surface but is integrated within it - to have a feel of natural stone.  Mica pigment gives a pearlescent effect and is used throughout the washes so as the changing daylight shifts – the vibrant tones will bounce across the piece.  Using my hammer and chisel, the composition consisted of dominant Carbon Black lines to create contrast against the vibrant colours of Petroleum Green, highlights of Turquoise and Cobalt Blue. I am grateful to Bettina and The UKAMA Gallery for working on this amazing project.

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NEW WORK FOR EFFUSION GALLERY AND CAST GLASS STUDIO

INVERMERE, BC

As part of their Winter Creative Series, The Effusion Gallery now has a new collection of mixed media pieces.  The pieces can be viewed in their online collection at effusionartgallery.com or in my GALLERY Section.  I am grateful to Heather and Erin for organizing this mini exhibition. Thank you!

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"A VIBRANT FOCAL POINT WITHIN A SPACE" 

A COMMISSION FOR A WASHINGTON HOME

As a vibrant focal point within a space, this 48” x 48” piece is inspired by washes of Pthalo Blue, Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre and Red Oxide.  Some objects for inspiration to create this piece: a beautiful vase, the marble work within the fireplace and the clients’ love for a range of vibrant blues.   One of the highlights of this process: the clients were so kind in creating a coffee table book of the entire process of the commission to compliment the piece. Thank you so much to John and Barbara and The UKAMA Gallery for the opportunity to create this piece for your beautiful space.

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SUBTLE HUES OF GREY, BLUE AND BLACK

WORK IN PROGRESS: A COMMISSION FOR A SQUAMISH HOME

Currently working on a commission for a modern Squamish home.

This 38” x 60” piece utilizes delicate and understated tones of Carbon Black, Blue and Grey.  Thank you so much to Kyra and The UKAMA Gallery.

Photo: Commission Samples

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THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR BLUE

WORK IN PROGRESS: A COMMISSION FOR A BERMUDA HOME

Currently working on a commission for a modern Bermuda home.  This 48" x 60" piece will explore vibrant tones of Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine and Cerulean.  Thank you so much to Jason and Laura and The UKAMA Gallery.

Photo: Commission Sample

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FEELINGS OF STILLNESS AND CONTEMPLATION

A COMMISSION FOR A PARIS HOME

This 31.4” x 31.4” piece was created for a Paris client. It is inspired by subtle tones of lightened Pthalo Green, lightened Pthalo Blue and Pearlescent White.
Thank you so much to Jean – Pierre and The UKAMA Gallery.

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BOLD AND VIBRANT

A COMMISSION FOR A COLORADO HOME

This bold and vibrant 34" x 60" piece explores darker hues of Pthalo Blue and Violet as the top washes and a vibrant Ultramarine as the underlayer.  This piece  utilizes close to over 60 washes of acrylic paint.  Thank you so much to Michael and Lynn and The UKAMA Gallery.

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