I brought all those printed ladies yesterday at the ACT gallery in Maple Ridge for the Ensemble show.

In their words:

November 3–December 20, 2018

This group show has become something of a Christmas ’classic’ at The ACT. Selected artists are invited to display a grouping of their artwork that is related by theme, medium, style, and/or size. The result is always surprisingly coherent, with each artist being given just enough space to make a statement.

All works in the show are available for sale, offering much potential for those who like to deck their halls (or someone else’s) with something handmade and heartfelt at this time of year.”

Join me for the opening on November 3rd :2-4 pm

 

I am very happy to have my landscape paintings as well as many flower paintings in the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery from Sept 11 to October 7.

This is a wonderful small gallery on Harris road, here are a few pictures of the installation:

It is finally there!
My Book, Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media is now available online.

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

Wondering how painting from imagination look like? Check this time lapse video and see the process from start to finish.

 

Organized by Sandrine Pelissier and Sophie Babeanu

We are passionate about making art accessible. We believe that if you can write, you can draw.
Every year we organize a Culture Days event that will reveal the artist in you in a fun and relaxed environment.

Everybody is an artist!

We truly believe that art is for everyone and we designed a fun activity that will have you make a unique picture, easily and in no time. All you have to do is relax and let your imagination do all the work.

This activity is suitable for kids all ages as well as for adults, even the adults who could not draw to save their life.

If you like the picture you made, Sophie and Sandrine will help you upload it to the Big Picture Art Project, and online collective art project where artists from everywhere in the world are sharing drawings and stories.

When :

Sunday Sept 30 : 10 am to 4 pm

Where:

Sandrine Pelissier studio

All my flowers paintings will be exhibited at the Pitt Meadows gallery, starting Aug 7, 2018 until September.

 

 

I am very excited about my new book, it is available now for pre-order and will ship mid August.

Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media

Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers!

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Drop in color (ink, watercolor or fluid acrylics) to create abstract backgrounds full of beautiful textures and “blooms.”
Just like spotting shapes in the clouds, search for shapes in your background that suggest blossoms and leaves. Paint around them and watch the flowers emerge!
Add patterns in pen to create a lovely, faux collage effect.
With plenty of mixed-media techniques throughout for building up luscious texture and color, even beginners can achieve happy results. Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

We just held our end of the year show at Simply drawing. It is held in my studio every year in June.
A big thank you to all the visitors and the talented artists who participated.

Our group is now taking a break until September, when our classes will resume every Thursday from 6.30 to 9.30 pm.

Simply Drawing, North Vancouver life drawing group.