Peanut Butter Love

Admittedly, claims that peanut butter will increase your life expectancy probably aren’t true – but I say a toasted bagel smeared with the stuff is guaranteed to improve just about any artist’s morning.VIHA-Fake-News-web


New Year Dawning

Yup, and that means trying out fresh techniques with the ol’ paintbrush. Thanks to all of my art students-your unjaded enthusiasm is fueling my own artistic adventures. Like this super fast gesture painting I completed recently; all emotion and no second guessing anything.IMG_5011

Just breathe…..

Easy to say, but hard to do when your whole world is ablaze. Although this illustration for Island Health magazine is for an article on lung disease, it’s certainly relevant to anyone battling or living near the forest fires sweeping across British Columbia. May the rain come soon, and lots of it. Lung-Disease-170606-web.jpg

The Cheerful Season

…And so it is. Although I made this quilt (the image was painted on canvas and then stitched) to celebrate the birth of a friend’s baby, it’s perfectly at home as my Christmas post, illustrating as it does a happy family and a weirdly decorated tree. A merry Christmas and a jolly New Year to one and all!