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.

Birth of Venus

The show runs from July 9th – 29th at the Federation of Canadian Artists

241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

Phone:  604.681.2744

THE BIG PICTURE PROJECT: NO-PHONE SELFIE

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:  Ambleside Landing
Cost: Free

Join me for a presentation of the Big Picture Art Project and try your hand at some fun monoprinting techniques like the popular No- phone selfie.

Our annual life drawing show will take place on June 22, 6 to 9 pm in my studio.
life drawing show in North Vancouver

I am very happy to be part of the 2018 Art in the Garden show in North Vancouver, organized by the North Vancouver community arts council.

This year, the tour will take place

Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th 

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gardener(s): Donna Oseen  

Garden Address: 443 East Windsor Road

Fellow Artist(s): Guy Hollington & Elfi Redpath

Just to be in the mood, this is a video from last year’s Art in the Garden in Christine Hood’s garden with the jazz band Blue Bird Day