Category Archives: Art

Riding the Rails

A year ago the Orange Art Gallery challenged it’s artists to create works of art based on the theme “The Railway Crossing”. The Orange Art Gallery is in a 120 year old historic building that used to house the bank … Continue reading

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The Circus

For as long as the Circus has been around, it’s been a source of inspiration and theme in both Art and Literature. Edgar Degas created a sensation in 1879 with his acrobat “Lady La La”. Renoir painted “The Jugglers” the … Continue reading

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Teaching Art

If we look back on the history of humanity, everything revolves around art.           Absolutely everything. All our accomplishments, what we see, what we know, what we feel and what we learn – it’s all art. I’m not … Continue reading

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The Thunderbird Project

I want to share with you a project I will be working on over the next couple of months. It’s called “Thunderbird” and it’s a permanent installation at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. I am excited and very honoured to be … Continue reading

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Moments in Time

Some of my favourite happy memories are not found in a photo album, they are mental snapshots of a particular moment. The image comes with a feeling, a reaction, and a story. It’s those candid Moments in Time that inspired my new collection and solo … Continue reading

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A Political Portrait

Political scandals, debates and elections have been in the news for months, both in Canada and in the US. But for Canadians, this week marks a history making moment with a new government, and a young new prime minister, who … Continue reading

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Discover Your Creative Side

Every November, I offer a series of sculpting workshops. There’s a great satisfaction in teaching people how to make something new, but even better is watching people rediscover their artistic side and reap the benefits that stoking your creativity brings. Picasso once said, “Every … Continue reading

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