Friday, May 29, 2009

Suite E Exhibit at the Outlet in June 4 - Aug 16, 2009


Watercolor Painting - Give & Take
This exhibit is just around the corner, time is just flying by lately! It will be an exhibit by 8 Suite E Life Drawing members featuring artwork of figures as well as non-figurative work in all mediums.

There will be an opening reception June 4 from 7-9pm with wine, nibblies and the artists at the Outlet. The works will be displayed across and adjacent to the TicketMaster booth where I had my solo exhibit in November of 2008. It is a great location with many other art groups, classes and exhibits in attendance throughout the year. As the exhibit will run for just over 2 months we will be changing out the artwork in July to freshen things up! Should allow for a nice variety of work from each member.

Hope to see you there at the opening!

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Tri-City News Article for Beneath the Layers Exhibit

Place des Arts Exhibit
I opened the paper last night to find a wonderful article written by Janis Warren, a reporter from the Tri-City News. They did a really cool layout with my eyes and then my series of paintings with the veils and just the eyes showing which looked really cool.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Solo Exhibit at Frogstone Grill - May 5 - June 8

Watercolor Still Life - Shell Trio
Watercolor Statue - Wicked Winds
I am pleased to announce I will be displaying my artwork at the Frogstone Grill from May 5 until June 8. This exhibit will feature my non-figurative drawing so will be a mix of watercolor paintings ranging from seashells to abstract work so should be fun!

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Suite E Exhibit at the Outlet in June, 2009

I am excited to say that I will be exhibiting with Suite E Life Drawing group at the Outlet this summer in June. The dates have not been nailed down exactly yet but will be in June and possibly July in the Outlet, adjacent to the Ticketmaster booth. I exhibit my artwork there for a solo exhibit in November and was quite happy with the exhibit. It is such a great area surrounded by art and artists.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

April 21 - May 3 2009 - Federation Still Life Show

Watercolor Seashells Still Life
Watercolor Seashells Still Life
Two of my recent paintings have been chosen for the Still Life show at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery on Granville Island from April 21 - May 3, 2009. The first painting, Shell Trio is the painting I did for the demo at the Art Focus Group and the other painting chosen is Shell Dance. I painted both from a collection of shells that I bought from a home decorating store and plan to paint more as I really like the different textures and shapes in each shell & sponge. I have been using more opaque paints which is very new for me as I generally use mostly transparent pigments so it is fun to see all the different possibilites with each pigment.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

May 2 & 3, 2009 - Art Focus’s May Day Show

Come join me and the artists of Art Focus for our annual May Day Show at the Outlet. Various art work by group of artists in various mediums & subject.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

March 3 - 15, 2009 - Federation Human Figure Show

Watercolor Figure - Letting Go Watercolor Portrait - The Gift
Letting Go and The Gift were selected to be shown in the Human Figure show at the Federation of Canadian Artists which will be on from March 3 - 15, 2009 at the Granville Island gallery

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Spirit Week Launch - Feb 7, 2009

Spirit Week Launch members of Suite E will be participating in the Official Launch Spirit of BC Week 2009 - One Year Countdown celebration on February 7th at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Live Demo at Place des Arts - April 5, 2009


It looks like the date for my demo at Place des Arts will be April 5. The staff there have been busy developing a new program called Family Day which is a chance to learn about art in a fun interactive way. The first Family Day was held last weekend which included a tour of the exhibitions that are currently on display with guest artists.

After the tour, there were three drop-in style workshops geared for all ages. This gave everyone the chance to create their own artworks based on what they learned during the tour. Michael Fera (they guy holding the palette & brush in the cartoon) then hosted some interactive art activities. Talk about an afternoon well spent!

I think the format will be similar on April 5 and I am totally excited to see how it all unfolds. It sounds like a great program, what a great idea! Check out their site for future dates and to register for the upcoming Family Days on April 5 and May 10 at http://www.placedesarts.ca/content.asp?chapterID=2&subchapterID=2&pageID=2&portal=1&eventID=84

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Feb 3 - 15, 2009 - Federation Mixed Medium Show

Federation of Canadian Artist Mixed Media Show
My painting Room For Two was selected for the Mixed Media show at the Federation of Canadian Artists which will be on from February 3 until February 15, 2009 at the Granville Island gallery.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

March 26 - April 25, 2009 - Solo Exhibit at Place des Arts

Solo Exhibit at Place des Arts I will be having a solo exhibit at Place des Arts entitled Beneath the Layers. It will be a selection of roughly 35 paintings done in watercolor and graphite.


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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Demo at Place des Arts in March

The exact date has not been ironed out yet but it looks like I will be doing a demo at Place des Arts during the time that my exhibit will be on display. I will follow up with more details closer to the date.

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Watercolor Demo at Port Moody Art Association

I have been invited to do a watercolor demo at the Port Moody Art Association on April 27, 2009. It is a very large group with artists focusing on all mediums so it should be a lot of fun!

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Watercolor Demo at Art Focus Group

I will be doing a watercolor demo at the Art Focus Group on February 25, 2009. The group meets from 7-9 pm that night so please come out and enjoy the demo. It is free for all and you are more than welcome to join the group.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Art Demo at the Outlet Nov 22 from 1 - 3 pm

I will be doing a graphite demo on Nov 22 from 1 - 3 pm as a kick off to my exhibit at the Outlet and as part of the Leigh Square First Annual Winter Artisan Fair. My demo will be located in the Residence Room along with a demo by Catherine Dumaine who will be working on a loom.

I hope you can make it for a visit and to check out all the crafts. It sounds like there is a great variety of crafts and artwork so it should be a lot of fun!

Leigh Square First Annual Winter Artisan Fair
The Outlet Workroom
2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
November 22 - 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts - 604-927-8400

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Small, Smaller, Smallest FCA Exhibit

Selected artwork will be featured at the Federation of Canadian Artists Granville Island gallery from November 18 until December 7.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some of my photos from the 14th Annual Art Focus Show

Of course I did not take any photos of the band or the opening reception because I was too busy chatting :) But I did get some photos of myself and my paintings thanks to my crew :) The band was really great nice jazz music, not so loud that you could not chat and upbeat enough so that you could dance. And yes there was even some dancing!

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

FCA Artist Choice Exhibit - Nov 4 – 16, 2008

I recently joined the Federation of Canadian Artists and am happy to say (ok very very happy) that I have been accepted to exhibit my artwork at the Artist Choice exhibit November 4 – 16, 2008 at their Granville Island Gallery.

This is very exciting as the Federation has many, many very talented artists as members so to be chosen for an exhibit is pretty exciting! I will be displaying two of my recent paintings, "Balance" and "Ready or Not"


It is nice to finally see all of my hard work submitting forms for exhibits , which is really, really not exciting, actually pay off!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Solo Exhibit at The Outlet - Nov 12 - Jan 4, 2009



The Outlet will be displaying several pieces of my artwork both in graphite and watercolor at The Outlet. The Outlet is located in Port Coquitlam at Leigh Square.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

14th Annual Art Focus Show - Oct 10, 11 & 12, 2008


Well I have not been posting as frequently as usual as I have been busy getting ready for the upcoming show in October at The Oulet in Port Coquitlam. It is a group show with the Art Focus group, a Port Coquitlam artists group. Many works will be on display from all of the artists and there will be a opening reception Friday night 7:30-9:30 pm on Oct 10...it should be alot of fun! The show will continue Sat & Sun from 11 - 5 pm


The address of The Outlet is below
Arts Village Location
Parks and Recreation Department
#1100 - 2253 Leigh Square Place (map and directions)
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3B8

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Annual May Day Show with ArtFocus

The May Day show was a great success and we all had alot of fun. There was a large variety of artwork in all medias and covering many different themes which made it very interesting. Artists offered works framed, unframed and original prints in the form of greeting cards. I have a couple of pictures I will have to upload once I find them. Several members did heritage paintings of local houses for a previous project which were featured and Colin Craig did an acrylic demo which was really interesting. I can hardly wait to see the finished painting. Sher Nasser won the Favorite Painting award for Chai Lady.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mother's Day in the Park at Lions Park

It was freezing cold but we all had a blast at Lion's Park for Mother's Day in the Park. The kids did a great job painting with Jack Prasad, I think Jack inspired more than a few budding artists with his cool tips & tricks.

Of course I had to bring my mom being mothers day and all! She is also an artist and had a blast visiting with everyone and painting with the kids.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Group Exhibit at Place des Arts



The group that is exhibiting the Suite E Life Drawing group that I belong to. There are a ton of very talented artists in the group so when I moved to the area I was so excited to be so close to such a great pool of talent not to mention weekly live models!
I was also very excited (I get too excited about art ;)) to see one of my paintings used on Place des Arts website as it is my first real exhibit since I quite my day job (the one that supports my art addiction) to pursue art full time.
If you are in the area the opening exhibit is March 20 from 7:30 - 9 pm and there will be free appies and all of the artists will be there.

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