Blog stories & adventures

digital life drawing, colorful female nude digital painting

Life Drawing with Adobe Sketch

April 10, 2019

I’ve been taking my iPad to life drawing now for about 2 years without fail. Sure, I bring along my sketchbook just in case I can’t use my iPad for some reason but the results are more fully developed and experimental than things I would achieve with just my sketchbook! I enjoy having my full …

Life Drawing with Adobe Sketch Read More »

self portrait painting, self portrait drawing, digital painting

Self portrait drawings & paintings

April 5, 2019

I recently found these self portrait drawings from around 1980. An eyeglasses wearer from age 6, it’s always a challenge to draw my own face from life. I need the glasses to SEE but they get in the way of my face. So drawing my own face without glasses is always a challenging compromise. This …

Self portrait drawings & paintings Read More »

digital painting, loose nude life drawing

Digital life drawing, foundation of my art practice

February 25, 2019

I returned to weekly life drawing in September 2007 when I realized that my day job didn’t mind me not arriving there until 2 pm on Tuesdays. What a revelation drawing from direct observation was again after many years away from it, busy lives with family and business obligations. It was like returning to my …

Digital life drawing, foundation of my art practice Read More »

Countdown to Goodbye

November 7, 2018

This is the story of my piece Countdown to Goodbye for The Art of Loss which I had the honour to curate for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and Gibsons Public Art Gallery, an opportunity which arose shortly after the passing of my wonderful husband Dennis in early 2017 when the Hospice Society brought the …

Countdown to Goodbye Read More »

The Art of Loss, inspiring experiences of grief & loss

November 6, 2018

It was my privilege and honour to curate this very meaningful art exhibition for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and Gibsons Public Art Gallery. The opportunity arose shortly after the passing of my own wonderful husband in early 2017 when the Hospice Society brought the idea for an exhibition dealing with loss to GPAG who …

The Art of Loss, inspiring experiences of grief & loss Read More »

Nude drawings irk festival

April 17, 2018

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 …

Nude drawings irk festival Read More »

Medical assistance in dying, our family’s journey

March 26, 2018

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 …

Medical assistance in dying, our family’s journey Read More »

Drawing & painting with Adobe Sketch app

December 6, 2017

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 …

Drawing & painting with Adobe Sketch app Read More »