Welcome to my Web page.  This will give you a glimpse into my work 
Painting has been a significant part of me...for most of my adult life.  It has introduced me to some of my best friends, encouraged me to go to interesting places to sketch, taught me to "see" and "appreciate" the world through a painter's perspective, and given me hundreds of hours of pleasure and entertainment.  

I have explored oils, acrylics and have recently settled on watercolour as my medium of choice.  I just love the unpredictability as water, paint and paper meet.  I love how it paints itself if you let it.   It can be unforgiving and at the same time magical. I like painting landscapes, seascapes, buildings, flowers.  

 




Thinking of learning to watercolour?  I teach a " BASIC" CLASS at The Old School House ( TOSH) in Qualicum Beach OR the McMillan Art Center (MAC) Parksville
TO SIGN UP FOR WATERCOLOUR  CLASSES


 No experience class: LEVEL 1 

for those who have always wanted to paint or have painted but never used watercolour.  This is a SKILLS CLASS…. You will learn about the various techniques you need to master watercolour and the magic that results when you use it’s characteristics to your advantage.  We paint using small managable sized sketchbooks and paper. For example we make seasonal cards.  Not all art has to hang on the wall!  You may bring whatever supplies you have but do not rush out and purchase a lot of supplies until you know what would be necessary.  .....or .....


A basic beginner’s kit is available for purchase in these Level ONE classes.  The photo shows the contents of the kit and is $50.  Bring cash to purchase on day one of class.  

Included is a Sketchbook, a Sharpie fine liner, pencil, basic brush set,. Sponge, magic erasers, and a palette with 12 artist grade DaVinci Watercolours.  EVERYONE WILL NEED TO PURCHASE IN ADVANCE: 2 Full sheets of (30”x22” cut into 1/4 size)  Artist grade, 100% Cotton Watercolour Paper. 













Some experience class:  LEVEL 2  

For those who still consider them selves beginners in using watercolour but have given it a trial but ... found it frustrating.... or need some guidance to develop skills. We will build on the skills from the LEVEL 1  class or your previous experience to create paintings with watercolour.  You will master lots of the skills necessary to create more complex paintings.  We will explore textures, washes, masking, layering, lifting, wet into wet, wet into dry and more.  Still working on smaller pieces of paper so we can explore our techniques and practice our skills as opposed to “paint” a picture. 



CLASSES OFFERED at TOSH 

( The Old School House) in Qualicum ENROL via their web site 

 (www.theoldschoolhouse.org), in person or calling. 250-752-6133 


Classes start Thursday October 25 - November 29 ( 6 weeks 3 hours per week. )

Level 1 classes in the afternoons 

Level 2 classes in the morning.   



CLASSES OFFERED at MAC 

(McMillan Art Center) in Parksville.  Enroll by calling them at 250-248-8185 or by visiting their “Box Office” on their website. https://mcmillanartscentre.com/workshops-and-classes/


LEVEL 1 CLASS

SEPEMBER 12 WEDNESDAYS 12:30 - 3:30 X 5 WEEKS TO OCTOBER 10 


A “SAMPLER” CLASS ... 

A SERIES OF 4 CLASSES 2 HOURS IN LENGTH TO EXPLORE VARIOUS MEDIUMS: OIL, ACRYLIC,WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL CRAYONS.    THE WATERCOLOUR CLASS WILL BE OFFERED SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 11 AM TO 3PM.  CALL THE MAC FOR MORE INFORMATION.  


 






                                YOUR STORY 
Tell the story of your special EVENT

...your wedding...retirement... family reunion...special birthday 

in the most unique way.

I create a hand painted watercolour illustrated Journal of your event and leave room for your commentary. It is more personal than a photo album. A unique record of the whole wonderful event

Your journal book can be made with the artist painting on site during the event, or from photos of the event. 

Prices vary. For an estimate Call or Email.



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