September 30, 2019

I’ve been asked a lot recently, to teach a class to create work in my style.

I have very conflicting emotions about this and struggle to formulate a reply, so I’ll attempt to explain myself here, while I’m not in the hot seat.

A million thoughts run through my head on re...

March 28, 2018

Why do you paint animals?

After previously answering this question and dissatisfaction with the answers I gave over the years, I thought I'd share my reasons with you here having procrastinated over it for quite some time now.

Am I an animal lover? Surprisingly my a...

February 9, 2018

The value of art work produced by an artist inexplicably goes up when they're dead. Well, I don't know about you,  fellow artists, but I don't want to wait that long to support myself and keep painting! Today, I want to discuss the idea of how people value art and why...

December 31, 2017

Dear reader, art lover, friend, constructive criticizer, support crew,

I'd like to take a moment to thank you all for your support, not only for my work, but for supporting the arts in general. It warms my soul to know that art and creativity is valued, appreciated and...

November 9, 2017

Is art important? Is it necessary. There are countless arguments on both sides of these questions.

Of course in my world it is excessively important.

Art was once used as a way to document events and people before the countless number of selfies came into play. It once m...

October 15, 2017

Photo: Doug Clovechok with his Medicine Wheel

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Doud Clovechok, my local Liberal MLA for the Columbia River Revelstoke riding, at the grand opening of his new office in Kimberley.

There had been a general call for artists...

September 29, 2017

Apparently before you succeed at anything, you have to fail. This concept has never sat well with me. I've always worked hard and done well as a result. I've always been motivated and driven when I have a goal I want to reach. But FAILING, and failing on purpose? That...

September 25, 2017

I have been living in denial people. It's true.

Over the past couple of months, I have been undergoing a transformation but I am not yet a beautiful butterfly. A year or so ago, I decided to take control of my artwork in a serious way. No longer shall it just be a hobby...

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