Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What do Hawaii, a bed store, avalanches and lupus have in common?

Nothing but I haven't updated my blog in ages so I thought I would fill one blog post with four updates:

plein air painting in Hawaii.... an art exhibit in a bed store/gallery.....  alpine paintings donated to the Cdn Avalanche Foundation... and a painting donated to the BC Lupus Society...

                                                              FIRST HAWAII:

I had the wonderful opportunity in the fall to plein-air paint on the Big Island... loved being outside....but challenging conditions with wind and fast drying acrylics

here are a few samples:



 In December and January, the bed store/Gallery Essentia on W. 4th Street in Kitsilano hosted an exhibit of the Whistler Out of Bounds Artist Group featuring the works of Susie Cippolla, Doria Moodie ,Andrea Moore and myself ( we are pictured below at the opening night!)
Since I love painting mountains and snow... and since I love to ski...I donated two alpine paintings to the Whistler and Calgary fundraisers for the Canadian Avalanche Foundation.....  this one is called "Harmony Off-Piste"
I also donated a painting to the annual fundraiser for the BC LUPUS Society... this time a plein-air scene from the peak of Whistler...  It feels good to give back to worthy causes.

Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Shows - landscape and still life success

I've now been juried into two shows at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island:

My first landscape entry:  Coastal Mountain High is 12 x 24... shows the WHISTLER hike off Harmony in summer

my first still life entry: Glorious Glads    is 18 x 24...  a bouquet of colour for a dreary day!

I'm now working on some entries for some upcoming shows... always something to strive for!