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Dogs, Cats, Horses, Rabbits and more – Custom Animal Artwork

Dogs, Cats, Horses, Rabbits and more – Custom Animal Artwork

What a pleasure to paint the animals that you love as a custom artwork for your home. At the bottom of the stairs I have this painting of Buddy, my horse...his portrait brings a smile every morning as I come down to put on the coffee before we go out to feed him in...

Open Studio Oct 22, 2022

Open Studio Oct 22, 2022

Hello everyone, if you are in Salmon Arm area on Oct 22, 2022 between 10-4;00pm please stop by the studio. It is a Nature & Wildlife Art show & sale. I would sure like to see you and have a great art visit. All sizes of art available and with you will get a...

Lift Off & Soar – A 33 foot painting for your huge display wall.

Lift Off & Soar – A 33 foot painting for your huge display wall.

"Lift Off & Soar" is by far the largest painting I have done to date (3x33 feet). What a huge painting to create. it is 7 panels of a flock of Canadian geese lifting off a lake and flying away.  A celebration of waterscapes, nature and flight. It was created for a...

“Wild Elements” a new series with a difference

“Wild Elements” a new series with a difference

Just wanted to introduce a new series for 2022, "Wild Elements."  These new paintings have a bit different style while still sharing my love tor wildlife. They are a combination of wildlife and habitat with a geometric shape, misty pattern with a graduation of colour...

Horse Lovers

Horse Lovers

I have always been a horse lover. When I was about 12 years old, my brothers and I were lucky enough to get two lovely mares. A big buckskin named Shawny and a smaller Arab named Christie. They were great horses, we loved them and spent many happy hours with them...

Field work for my Art

Field work for my Art

It is the field work that creates the passion that keeps me painting the long hours that it takes to create wildlife art. The excitement of seeing the animals in their natural habitat living their lives. We are so fortunate to live in the interior of BC just minutes...

Big Horn Rams in art

Big Horn Rams in art

Big Horn Sheep - Seems like a funny subject for fine art but there is something so impressive and prehistoric about these agile big horned animals. The sheer mass on the tops of their heads...a twisting curling challenge and defence.  They are beautiful but strange,...

January is almost done

January is almost done

The first month of the year 2922 is almost done. My year has started out  differently than I expected.  Yet it has been so great to  have lots of time with family. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family. Grateful to each and everyone one of them for their...

A new year 2022

A new year 2022

Well we have jumped into a new year and I wish every one  a wonderful healthy happy 2022. Lets make this year the best yet!

Love the mountains

Love the mountains

I do love the mountains that surround Salmon Arm and the larger rocky mountain ranges  that form the back bone of our province. It is in all these mountains that I find my inspiration. The rocks themselves are so incredible, craggy combinations of elements that are...

Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits

It is indeed pretty obvious that I love animals. They have been such an  important part of my life. We have had as pets everything from hamsters to cows and horses....and I have loved having them all. Each of them with their own personality. My girls grew up with...

Whimsy Art

Whimsy Art

Sometimes I have a cute or funny idea in my head. After a while of percolating on it, I just have to paint it to get it out of my head. My whimsy art is all about silly and fun. A thought or idea that makes me smile. The cute or silly factor of an animal in a...

Wonderful People

Wonderful People

This year has been an odd one...with Covid, extreme drought and the BC wild fires. I sure can't say that I have enjoyed it. Lots was scary, worrying and sad.  But I am so grateful to have had such wonderful people around me. While we have not had the chance to see...

Have a great Day!

Have a great Day!

Wishing you all a Great Day! Sometime I forget to do write this blog and let  everyone know how it is going in the studio. It has been a great busy year with lots of paintings being created. I work hard to create the very best artwork that I can ....make better...

Wonderful to create Commissions

Wonderful to create Commissions

It is awesome to be invited to create a unique artwork. To take their special idea to create some brand new ....something unique that will always speak to their heart. This is artwork to celebrate the love of your pets or bring your happy wild place into your living...

Re-Doing This Website

Re-Doing This Website

Hello all, if you have been watching  you may have noticed that my website disappeared from the web for a bit.  Tech problems happen and unfortunately the site failed...and I lost about 9 months of information, photos, blogs etc. But I am so grateful to my wonderful...

wow 2020 what a year???

wow 2020 what a year???

Well it has been a year to remember and we are only at Sept. I am.... as so many already looking forward to being past this year and looking back at it as a memory. Hopefully soon the pandemic will be over but I know that will not be as soon as we all would like. ...

Lost Song

Lost Song

This painting is addressing the sad fact that we are losing our songbirds due to the poisons that we use to increase our yields of crops. The pesticides kill not only the bugs but all the creatures that eat the bugs too. Lost Song is a painting of barn swallows flying...

Wearing the points off my brushes

Wearing the points off my brushes

Was just looking for a beautiful point on a brush to create that wonderful flash of reflection in the eye of my animal on the easel. The brush needs to come to a marvellous sharp point while still holding enough paint to do the job. All the ones in use have worn down...

Getting Out There

Getting Out There

We do allot of hiking, we head out and up the trails systems in BC and sometimes we just scramble up the hillside above us without using the trails (Neil is better at full on cross country than I am, boy can he hike) We do it to enjoy nature and see the animals that...

Collecting

Collecting

I am collecting all the time. Collecting little bits of nature...pinecones, stones, dried leaves and feathers...for their beauty and so I will know what they really look like to paint them. Creating and collecting photos of nature, all the animals,  the mountain side,...

Out of the Dark Painting series

Out of the Dark Painting series

It has been a few years now but my Out of the Dark series was and is still an inspiration to my other artwork. That year due to our work schedule we only had time to exercise after supper...and in the dark. We would walk our country mile in the dark with only the...

Horses – beauty, power, grace but most important love

Horses – beauty, power, grace but most important love

  Horses - they have been part of my whole life. The decades of my life can be paired to a number of wonderful horses. We have ridden the pastures and the mountains...learned so many things together. They have been great friends and even a few stubborn...

Whimsy Art Book Available Now

Whimsy Art Book Available Now

So pleased that my book is now available. This is something I have been thinking of for several years. A fun silly project filled with love and laughter. A small mouse that wanted to fly...the illustrations show all that this little clever fellow tries in his pursuit...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming... the fishing and wildlife art is perfect for Dad. The whimsy art is great for the nursery, grandma's house or anyone who loves to smile. What about mom...she would be delighted with the horse art and squirrels. All the family...

My Art Reasons

My Art Reasons

To create... To create beauty... To solidify a moment... To represent an animal... To exceed expectations... Share a love... Illuminate a part of me without using speech... Showcase importance... Make a connection... Tell a story... Show a soul…mine and theirs…touch...

Inspiration for art

Inspiration for art

Every day can be the source of my inspiration to paint. This summer has been full of wonderful hikes in the mountains around Salmon Arm. The air has been clear of the wild fire smoke that plagued us the last two years.  Hiking is a chance to get into the woods and...

Favourite things to do

Favourite things to do

We all have those favorite things we love to do.The past times that make you smile to think of them, that you love to plan for and look forward to.  Some of mine I have shared here on this blog. Here are two paintings that show a combo of my husband's and mine. They...

Lost Song

Lost Song

Lost Song by Neonicotinoid.  This painting looks at the fact that our quest for higher yields in our farmers crops is costing us as a planet. When the bugs die....death expands over all the species. Here the barn swallows fly with ghost birds in their midst, because...

Eagle Swimming

Eagle Swimming

         Just thinking back to an exciting summer story. We were out on our boat and we were lucky enough to see an eagle swimming for the first time. We were out fishing (catch and release) on the lake. My husband released the fish with a quick twist of the hook and...