A year through art, as seen through distinctive and bright paintings. Being the third year writing a form of yearly reflection, I find it interesting how the blog has moved from being about acceptance and healing into my painting practice. An extremely positive change which I find my heart filled with gratitude. I can only … Continue reading A Year Seen Through Art
Life for me is only about healing, for several years I have had no life other than healing. There is nothing else, only a period of nothingness. In the beginning of recovery five long years ago I didn’t even feel as though I had life. I had to learn that nothingness and healing is life, … Continue reading Art is About Life
Patience is a wonderful attribute in life, which I thankfully have lots of. Paintings that were conceived in thought but not able to be produced relied on a plethora patience. In fact this photo here was taken only 11 days before becoming sick with a virus from a student in my class that would change … Continue reading Shadow Chaser
After the completion of the final art exhibition this year, I began reflecting on my successes of the year. I decided to begin exploration and documentation of these successes in writing. Truthfully however where I should begin is with Jane’s Blog, as this is where the healing journey began what seems like decades ago now. … Continue reading Painting A Way Through
SOLD! It begins just like that with a Pre-show sale and I couldn’t be more grateful. When your in studio painting new paintings the artist never knows how they will be received, it is about the process of making a painting. What I do in my life has been filled with good hearted people who … Continue reading You are Invited to Art in the Garden this Weekend.
Art draws me in, authentically encompassing my body giving me happiness like that found in a child drawing with a big box of colourful Crayola crayons. Within the practice of art there is much patience much like the garden gently ever changing from moment to moment. A place where times slows down and one can … Continue reading Happily Healing Through Art
Something you may not know about me is that as I have stepped into living with chronic illness and disability it remained important to my integrity of character to remain positive and happy. This is my true nature and my authentic self. Although, I have much stripped from my body as I once new and … Continue reading A New Exhibit is Coming Soon…
Summer is officially here, with many people beginning to think about what they would like to do in their spare time. Perhaps some of you may not regularly take in gallery shows. Having been one of my most favourite things to do I encourage you to get out in Toronto and take in the art. … Continue reading Opening Reception on Friday July 8th, 2022
Never have I valued the creative process more than I do today. It was my professional duty for nearly forty years to teach children the value and reward of the creative process. Something which I was dedicated to and shared with thousands children throughout Toronto. The process of making art lies in the heart. No … Continue reading Process Opens My Garden
After an exciting Bayview Art Tour venue there are some new followers, thank you. Also a big thanks to all my new and existing collectors, I hope you are finding happiness in your paintings. I look forward to seeing paintings hung and hearing stories about your painting. Summer arts is exciting in Toronto, so much … Continue reading A Car Ride, Oh Boy!
The past few months I was focused on creating a dynamic collection of paintings to exhibit in this years Spring Bayview Art Tour. In a few months time I painted small affordable pieces that fit into any space with impact through colour. A new challenge with fabulous purpose. The very first exhibition of my paintings, … Continue reading The Best Venue to Showcase my Paintings New ME Volume 2 No. 7
Moments of success are a long time in the making living with chronic illness and disability, at times with much uncertainty although filled with optimism. Last year I needed to establish some successes in my new life with ME. I decided that my focus would be on my painting, a lifelong goal that had yet … Continue reading A Challenge Although Not Impossible: Disabled Artists & Art Shows. New ME Volume 2 No. 6