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Nude drawings irk festival

Nude drawings irk festival

April 17, 2018 | ART, life drawing | No Comments

Nude drawings irk festival Coast Reporter Article April 12, 2018 As the Festival of the Performing Arts (FOPA) opened its three weeks of music competition this week, parents and teachers of junior pianists – some as young as five – were dismayed to find that the piano sessions at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre coincided…

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Medical assistance in dying, our family’s journey

Medical assistance in dying, our family’s journey

Each time the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)  service is requested, it creates unique and touching stories. What an amazing right we have here in Canada! One year ago, my husband Dennis was a MAiD pioneer, being the first on BC’s Sunshine Coast to ask for the service at home that quietly, tenderly, painlessly snuffed…

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Drawing & painting with Adobe Sketch app

Drawing & painting with Adobe Sketch app

December 6, 2017 | ART, life drawing, painting apps | No Comments

Download the free Adobe Sketch painting app and take some time to learn how to use it. It’s a fabulous portable drawing and painting studio right in your bag! You can take it anywhere and you can’t do that with real paints…. I try to approach it as if I was in my real studio…

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Dennis, the final journey

Dennis, the final journey

Slideshow of Dennis’s adventurous life. A cast of thousands, you just might see yourself in there too! We had just over one year from diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis to his peaceful passing at home on Feb 27, 2017. We are very grateful to all the help, love and support we had along the way. Friends…

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Westcoast Figurative Exhibition Jan 12 – Feb 5

Westcoast Figurative Exhibition Jan 12 – Feb 5

January 22, 2017 | ART, British Columbia | No Comments

Through a line, a gesture, human voices wake us. Seven artists capture the human condition and form in their own unique and distinct figurative style. Bringing the human face into focus are Justin Ogilvie, Jay Senetchko, Andrea Armstrong, Maria-Margaretta from Vancouver and Jennifer Goodwin, Cindy Riach and Paula O’Brien from the Sunshine Coast. From delicate…

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Alert Bay plein air painting trip

Alert Bay plein air painting trip

Thanks Cindy Riach for suggesting this wonderful 6 day plein air painting adventure to Alert Bay, BC. It took us 3 ferries and just over 12 hours door to door and was well worth it. We stayed at the Seine Boat Inn right on the water, a contended troop of 10 in all, 4 painters…

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