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Palette Mix-Up !

Artists tend to want to do something different from time-to-time. There’s a familiar theme in the art world that says that artists should paint the themes or palettes that they […]

The love of art can start very young.

I had the pleasure last week of giving a one-on-one art lesson to the grandson of a good friend. Eli, is 5 years old and has shown a keen interest […]

Here’s an interesting opportunity to watch me create my watercolour art in the gallery at Sissy & Roché

I don’t often paint while people watch me. But since taking on the role of watercolour instructor, I’ve discovered that there is some mystique to the medium. Students are delighted […]

The Benefit of running a gallery

One nice benefit of running a gallery is all the great conversations you share. I have many opportunities to discuss my style especially to individuals who wish to take watercolour […]

Seven ways where appreciation of the arts empowers you:

Increases your Creativity Unleashes your Inner Risk Taker Learning to be Yourself Understanding the Power of Myth and Symbols Observational Skills Project Planning Collaboration and Appropriation One of my art […]

Santa is in his Painting Studio getting ready for the Holiday Season

Original art is something that touches an emotional cord with people. Every year we wonder, “What do I get that someone special that has everything they need?” The answer to […]

Owning original art is like capturing a bit of sunshine to brighten your life…

This time-honoured quote is as relevant today as it was when it was penned. When you buy the original you are purchasing a unique commentary captured by the artist. You […]

When Visiting a Gallery Take Your Time – Relax

I’ve just read a very interesting article on art patrons’ behaviour in galleries. It turns out we typically spend only 8 seconds observing a work of art. Attention spans are […]

A Painting a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

In an article I read not too long ago, it suggested that painting reduces psychological disorders such as stress, anxiety and depression. The article documented an elementary school teacher who […]

You CAN BE Your Creative Best When You Want It!

Most serious artists I know paint several times a week. Some paint everyday. If you want to become good at anything you do, then you have to work at it. […]