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So excited to announce new prod­ucts! You can now pur­chase some of my favourite designs on fab­ric — beau­ti­ful scarves and silk shirts by VIDA — Voices Col­lec­tion. VIDA is a global part­ner­ship of cre­ators, pair­ing design­ers from around the world with mak­ers in Pak­istan and India in accor­dance with high eth­i­cal stan­dards, to cre­ate orig­i­nal, beau­ti­ful prod­ucts. And the best part is that using part of pro­ceeds from the sales of the prod­ucts, VIDA cre­ates lit­er­acy pro­grams for the mak­ers, so that they have oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn read­ing, writ­ing and basic math that they would not oth­er­wise have. Could I be any more excited????

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Join me for an artist talk, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­gary — Jan­u­ary 23, 2015.

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I’m very pleased to intro­duce a new series of work, arriv­ing today (July 31, 2014) at Canada House Gallery, Banff AB and Gib­son Fine Art in Cal­gary, AB.

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What I love about the prac­tice of paint­ing is that it’s amaz­ing to me at any stage — that’s why I do it. Sure, there’s an idea — a con­cept and image in my mind for the work, but it’s never exactly what ends up on the linen.

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I’d like to invite you to join me for a morn­ing of fun and art that is per­sonal to you. This sim­ple tech­nique of ink and water­colour will be some­thing you can use all your life to cre­ate and record those moments of impor­tance in your life.

Throw away that Insta­gram and Face­book post for a quick sketch and some penned thoughts

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As artists, we are free to express our­selves in most coun­tries in the world. Never take for granted, this abil­ity to do so. It is inte­gral to the well-being of our soci­ety. The next time you take up a brush, an instru­ment, a pen… be reminded of how you can cross over and step boldly into the fray.

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I’m feel­ing so much grat­i­tude to have been accepted this March for Bo’s Mas­ter Class at Colum­bus State Uni­ver­sity in Colum­bus, Geor­gia. I can’t wait to spend time with the other artists and this great painter in his home town for a con­cen­trated expe­ri­ence, and intel­li­gent dialogue.

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Enchant your inner artist in a sen­su­ous slow feast with painter Jan­ice Tan­ton, singer song­writer Julia Lynx and Chef George Bayne. Explore the role of art and music in your life with a spe­cial focus on heal­ing and reju­ve­na­tion. A two-time Canada Coun­cil award recip­i­ent, Janice’s works are rep­re­sented locally at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Julia will share some of her songs unplugged.

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Most artists, includ­ing myself, are hap­pi­est when we are work­ing on our craft and not spend­ing time on marketing/accounting, grant and pro­posal writ­ing etc. Recently, I was dis­cussing with sev­eral artists, the mer­its of gallery rep­re­sen­ta­tion vs. going it solo. Here’s some of what I thought about.

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