At the Artists for Conservation festival last weekend at Vandusen Gardens in Vancouver, BC… Every year this event consistently has some of the best art I get to see. I was so blown away by how beautiful and realistic the paintings are. They have a no photo policy but they let me get away with…Details
I found out about The Artists for Conservation Festival a few years ago. Some of the most amazing and inspiring art that I’ve ever seen has come from this yearly art event. These artists and the people involved in this are so seriously dedicated and passionate about saving animals and their habitats in which they…Details
I LOVE ‘old’ in nature…like ANCIENT old! Whenever I visit Salt Spring Island I go searching for old rocks and formations. I was very pleasantly surprised when I came across this beach at the north end of the Island. At first I thought they were fossils but with the help of a couple trusted…Details
After months of hoping and wondering when and if the hummingbirds would return to their feeder…they have…just in the last couple of weeks. Sometimes even numerous times a day. They even seem to have a favourite branch. I could watch these guys all day long.
Last week, I hiked up to the top of Mount Erskine on Salt Spring Island. After recently hiking up the Lions Mountains in Vancouver, this one was much easier in comparison – not that the two can be compared, they’re both majestic and beautiful. Erskine though is basically a hike (upwards of course 😉 through…Details
I had a really good start to my 40th birthday year last Saturday climbing 6.5 hours up the East Lions Mountain and 4 back down. It was by far the most difficult thing I’ve done not only physically but trying to keep balance when muscles started to fatigue in spots where falling back or…Details
Just finished off this painting of the Amalfi Coast on the Mediterranean in Southern Italy.
I am very thankful to live here in Canada with all of the surrounding natural beauty – forests, oceans, lakes, mountains, trees, clean water and all of the amazing wildlife that live here. I am lucky to have been brought up in a country with unlimited access to endless beauty and inspiration. I can…Details
I had to take a selfie at one of the places that inspires me and my art the most…under the sea with the fish and the coral. Though you can’t see them in this photo, there are a couple of sharks over my left shoulder (on the other side of the glass).