CRAVE COFFEE HOUSE X THE TRAVELLING ARTISAN

CRAVE COFFEE HOUSE X THE TRAVELLING ARTISAN

I'd like to personally invite you to check out a curated collection of my artwork at Crave Coffee House! The show is currently up and runs for the next several months. I couldn't be happier to have my work up at one of my favourite cafes in Kingston. Just ask them, I probably pay their rent in m&m cookies and cappuccinos every week. Do I have a problem? Probably....

Pineapple Paint Workshop

Pineapple Paint Workshop

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for the event! Thank you for putting your trust in me, and the painting process. You guys kept me laughing all night, and I'm thrilled you learned how to "embrace the ugly phase" of acrylic painting. Here's a look at the workshop...

Travel Vancouver Island

Travel Vancouver Island

I was so beyond excited to head out west again with my other half! This summer has truly been a whirlwind. We drove out to Vancouver Island, stopped in Victoria and Nanaimo, and slowly made our way up and through the island all the way to Campbell River and Strathcona Park. We visited friends along the way, jumped in the water every single day, enjoyed a multi-day kayaking trip, and made some pretty incredible memories. Vancouver Island never ceases to be one of my favourite destinations, and a place I look forward to going time and time again.

Vancouver Island Summer 2015

Vancouver Island Summer 2015

It all transpired rather rapidly, one minute I was welcoming Andy home from being on course, the next we were packing our bags and waking up at 5 am to hit the road. With a lengthy drive under our belts! Spotting orcas on the ferry ride over started the trip off with a bang. Vancouver Island is one of our favourite places, its home. 

Modern Watercolour Workshops | Spring 2017

Modern Watercolour Workshops | Spring 2017

With that all said, it's been brewing in the background for quite some time now, and I've been excited to have finally launched my first adult watercolour workshops at The Kingston Collective! I've taken all of my favourite techniques, broad experience and product knowledge and complied it together to create a comprehensive beginners class. This spring I hosted 2 SOLD OUT Modern Watercolour Workshops, and boy did we have fun. I'm always blown away to see so many different personalities and talents shine bright through painting. That is simply the magic of painting.

Kid's are Fearless | Floral Workshop

Kid's are Fearless | Floral Workshop

Kid's are fearless. Yes they can get nervous, aren't sure of themselves, or may be a bit timid towards art, but at the end of the day, when you put a brush in one of their hands, they will paint. They will blow you away with their raw creativity, because they just go with it. I may have blabbered on for a few minutes about the project, but they'll take it with a grain of salt, and have fun with it. And isn't that what art-making is all about?

Vernon Artist Residency

Vernon Artist Residency

Vernon, BC is a darling city nestled in the Okanagan.  I was fortunate enough to return to one of my favourite spots for a month+ long artist residency with the Caetani Cultural Centre. A week in and I was amazed at what I could accomplish working in the studio full time. A lot can happen when you step away, and really focus on creating...

Craft Show Checklist // Market Day Musts

Craft Show Checklist // Market Day Musts

So you are a maker/artist/creative entrepreneur and you've just signed up for your very first creative market? Maybe it's not your first rodeo, but your second or third, or maybe you are seasoned pro. Regardless, our Market Day Musts List looks quite similar!  Today I'm sharing with you a helpful checklist for you to cross-off the next time you are prepping for an upcoming event. I always find creating a list keeps me focused, organized, and less frazzled leading up to any event.

Wine + Wildflower Paint Night Out! | August 2016

Wine + Wildflower Paint Night Out! | August 2016

As always, each class I am so inspired by my students. At the end of class every painting is so unique and speaks to you each of you as a budding artist. The Wildflower image in particular was more difficult due to its abstract nature... We all started somewhere, and it truly just takes the patience and the willingness to give yourself time and a space to create...

Little Hoots - Paint Night Out! | July 2016

Little Hoots - Paint Night Out! | July 2016

I was able to run two wonderful painting events at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, before I moved out East. I absolutely love planning and organizing these events. It’s a lot of work, but I have so much fun doing it! The minute a class is over, I’m already scheming for the next. I was overwhelmed with all of the support and attendance....

Alberta Landscape - Paint Night Out! | May 2016

Alberta Landscape - Paint Night Out! | May 2016

I ran an exciting Paint Night Out! at the Lacombe Memorial Centre!! I need to send out an amazing THANK YOU to all of the wonderful ladies who came out tonight!! It was such a blast to spend the night painting and drinking wine with you all. I was blown away by all of the enthusiasm, talent and courage you all had to try something completely new...

Floral Canvas + Cabernet Event | April 2016

Floral Canvas + Cabernet Event | April 2016

We had a wonderful group of 18 ladies par-take in the Floral Canvas + Cabernet Night, and every single painting turned out so unique and brilliant. We started the evening off sampling a great selection of local + Canadian wines, and then went right into painting...

A Creative Book List to Feed Your Soul

A Creative Book List to Feed Your Soul

I love reading! I especially love reading quality books and magazine's that dig deep, inspire creativity, hard work, and celebrate the spirit of true movers and shakers. It's refreshing and and good for the soul! I'm excited to share a few of my favourite books with you, we can call it a "Creative Book Club!"