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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 …

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Dennis, the final journey

March 8, 2017

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

January 21, 2017

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

July 5, 2016

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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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015

Wishing you all a sparkling and splendid Merry Christmas! May sugar plums, good friends, good health and good cheer light up your Christmas. Thanks for being part of our circle of creativity and happiness. We are blessed with an abundance of comfort and joy with you in our lives. I had the great pleasure of …

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Art Crawl 2015 – Sunday, Roberts Creek to Gibsons

October 19, 2015

Sunday, October 18, our second full day on the Art Crawl!!! We got 28 stickers in our passport by the end of the 2 days which was a push! We tried to get to venues and artists we haven’t been to before so if we missed you, I’m sorry but let me share what we …

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Art Crawl 2015 – Sechelt to Roberts Creek

October 18, 2015

We hit the Art Trail fairly early and got a LOT in on Day One of the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2015. Come along with us and see some of our highlights… With map in hand, we started with a Parallel 49 coffee at 1902 Tea House in Gibsons. #88 Tam Harrington & Alanna Wood …

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Brought my sketchbook along on camping trip

September 4, 2015

This summer, with all the beautiful weather we’ve had here in BC, we become campers! What a nice addition to our years of exploring BC by boat. Last year we got a small tent with sitting headroom only and decided it was just too small. This year we moved up to  a 4 man tent …

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