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Quispamsis, NB, Canada
As long as I can remember I have been drawing and painting. Although my subject matter may have changed with time, what has not changed it my attraction to nature. Being drawn in by sunlight, shadows textures and details all with rich colors. I know I am best challenged when the work has a high element of complexity. I spend much time and effort exploring my subjects - striving to gather as much information as possible before I begin working. My first love is working with water mediums - from watercolors, through acrylics and most recently water soluble oils. Often I may explore the same or similar subject in different mediums.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Stormy Sunday and what shall I do. Sounds like the perfect day to lock myself in my studio and paint away.  This is a mixed watermedia piece on Ampersand Aquabord of our dog Sadie.  She is so inquisitive. Either looking for trouble or looking for food.  I could not resist painting her.  This was c ompleted in about five hours - the background gave me trouble. You cannot be in a hurry with this painting surface.   

Sadie is a mixed breed - cross between a lab and a border collie - the border collie being dominent.  She has us completely trained!


  1. I think you captured her personality well. Great job on doing a dog who may have other things on her mind!

  2. ahaha she is totally focused on someone eating, guarantee it! Looks great! Give Sadie a kiss for me...

  3. Beautiful job on Sadie. Wow, what a mix!