2016 – A New Direction

I like to think of 2016 as the year of cold wax. Before I went to Australia for Christmas in 2015, Helen gave me a glob of cold wax to play around with. She, Marianne, and Nicolette were all using it in various ways and I was intrigued to try it out. I started a […]

Two Big Events Coming up at Art Alchemy!

Here at Art Alchemy we are ending November and starting December with a bang. On the final weekend in November, we are participating in the fall edition of the Central Island Studio Tour. This time there are 51 studios to visit from Black Creek to Parksville. The studios are open from 10 am to 4:30 […]

Hot Chocolates Fall Show

Hot Chocolates is a lovely chocolate shop and bakery on 5th St. in Courtenay. They serve up their goodies with art on the side, that is on the wall, in seasonal displays. The fall art show this year includes local artists Teresa Knight, Saskia King, Peter Moore, Marianne Enhorning, and myself. The display is always […]

River City Arts Festival

In just 2 weeks I will be setting up the booth I am sharing with Larissa McLean at the River City Arts Festival in Campbell River. In the Festival Gallery, located in the Campbell River Community Centre, there will be 31booths – ours is lucky number 13! The show opens on Friday, July 22 from […]

Solo Show at the Mac

Their World: Moments in Childhood Announcing my solo show opening soon at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. The show runs from May 31 to July 3, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 4 from 1pm to 4pm. The McMillan Arts Centre is at 133 McMillan Street in Parksville. I have been working […]

The Studio Tour and so Much More

  There are exciting changes taking place at Art Alchemy! We have two new Alchemists, fresh paint on the walls, and are soon to launch an all-new, stylin’ website. There is a downside for us, though. Whenever space opens up here at the studio, it means someone is leaving us. In this case it is […]

Art Alchemy Collective

Art Alchemy Collective Art Alchemy is a group of artists sharing studio space in downtown Courtenay, and I have the good fortune to be one of them. I have been a member of this collective for one and a half years, and during this time I have benefited incredibly. Being part of a group of […]

Daily Painting

This is an article I wrote for Island Arts Magazine a few years ago. Daily painting is a great motivator, block breaker, and developmental aid, as well as being fun! I was first introduced to the movement of daily painting by artist Cindly Mawle, when we had booths next to each other at Island Arts […]

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