WATER

SWEPT AWAY / 2013 / 40" x 30" / $2,500.00 / *Pick Up Only – Please note that this price has already been discounted.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/493555149/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_55
I grew up by the Atlantic Ocean and now live by the Pacific Ocean. I am forever inspired by the sea…

SWEPT AWAY / 40" x 30"

BIRTH OF A RAIN CLOUD / 2019 / 24" x 36" / $700.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/709955629/blue-white-ocean-waves-clouds-rain?ref=shop_home_feat_2&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. Water evaporates from the sea and rises to the skies to form clouds… and so my imagination plays…

BIRTH OF A RAIN CLOUD / 24" x 36"

TSUNAMI / 2016 / 24" x 30 / $425.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/493873699/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_31
A blast of energy expressed with strings of color and textural grooves…

TSUNAMI / 24" x 30"

RHAPSODY IN BLUES / 2015 / 24" x 30" / $600.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/493101919/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_38
Oceans and skies show up a lot in my work. The ever-changing reality that is nature reminds me to never become complacent about life – the only true constant is change. Stay present, stay focused, pay attention and try not to miss a moment of your life…

RHAPSODY IN BLUES / 24" x 30"

SMOOTH SAILING / 2019 / 12" x 36" / $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/696808462/blue-grey-bay-water-ocean-mountains-sky?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is very lightly textured. Once again, English Bay is my source of inspiration for this piece. Early in the morning before the sun rises, you can look out across the water which is a pale blue and see the sky which is almost the same color… the mountains a pale shade of grey. The water is still, the sky is clear, the colors are stunning and the moment is peaceful, calm and beautiful.

SMOOTH SAILING / 12" x 36"

WATER FALLS IN THE JUNGLE / 2018 / 16” x 20” / $275.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/640160625/blue-green-water-waterfall-jungle?ref=shop_home_active_1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. Blues and greens are my favourite colors to work with and they lend themselves to wonderful paintings of water scenes. Here, cascading blues flow over the lushness of greens which make me think of waterfalls in the jungle..
An added bonus is that this abstract work can be hung in 4 different directions for 4 different visuals.

WATER FALLS IN THE JUNGLE / 16" x 20"

SURF’S UP! / 2019 / 20" x 24" / $650.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/674412980/blue-silver-green-purple-ocean-waves?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and medium textures. The beauty of abstract works is that every eye may see something different. The beauty of a raging surf is what I see…

SURF’S UP! / 20" x 24"

FLIGHT OF THE WHITE WHALES / 2019 / 24" x 30" / $600.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/674427502/blue-white-silver-green-field-clouds?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work has light to medium textures. I enjoy trying out new and interesting ways to create textures (and lack of textures) on my paintings. I like what is revealed when I apply scraping techniques to the paint and canvas. The clouds look like 2 great white whales flying through the sky over a beautiful sea and lush field. Once I saw that I couldn’t un-see it and the name was set.

FLIGHT OF THE WHITE WHALES / 24" x 30"

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY / 2018 / 36” x 48”/ $3,000.00 (This price has already been discounted)
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/659862614/green-blue-gold-bronze-northern-lights?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. Combining the energy and motion of the sea with a sky filled with color and movement and more energy always excites me. Living in a city, we don’t often get to enjoy the visual of a wide expanse of water or sky for that matter so I always enjoying painting my own view. I always see paintings as windows we can hang on our walls. And through those ‘windows’, we can look and see a place that is not where we are. I enjoy creating windows where my mind and imagination can go to play…

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY / 36" x 48"

SCREAM / 2019 / 24" x 24" / $450.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/688229713/blue-silver-green-gold-light-blue-ocean?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. This particular piece is un-textured – the result of a scraping technique I use when creating different kinds of textures. The title appeared when I finished the piece and saw a ring of pale blue on the water that looks like a mouth screaming and the clouds look like eyes…

SCREAM / 24" x 24"

FOOL’S PARADISE / 2018 / 12” x 36” / $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/652765606/blue-black-grey-green-city-blue-sky?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is lightly textured. Life in the city is often not what people dream of when they move there. The name says it all.

FOOL’S PARADISE / 12" x 36"

THE EMERALD SEA / 2018 / 10” x 20”/ $125.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/659897610/green-purple-black-emerald-sea-waves
sky?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. Many of my creations exist only in my imagination… that place where the sea is green and the sky is black with pale purple clouds floating by…I never see the need to let reality rule my imagination when it comes to putting colors on my canvas. If it pleases my eye, that’s all that matters.

THE EMERALD SEA / 10" x 20"

DRIFTING ON A MOONLIT SEA / 2018 / 20” x 20” / $400.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/661663669/black-silver-moon-ocean-waves-night?ref=ss_listing
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. I enjoy creating with black and silver.
And I love moonlight and oceans and night skies. I always look at paintings on walls as windows that you hang… looking into the art work allows you to imagine a place that is not where you are… they can take you away…

DRIFTING ON A MOONLIT SEA / 20" x 20"

ENGLISH BAY, VANCOUVER / 2015 / 24" x 36" / $850.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/493079037/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_32
English Bay is a spectacular jewel that offers ceaseless visuals that inspire painters, writers, musicians, poets…

ENGLISH BAY, VANCOUVER / 36" x 24"

THUNDERSTORM / 2016 / 30" x 40" / $1,400.00 / *Pick Up Only – Please note that this price has already been discounted.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480075490/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_37
We get a lot of rain in Vancouver but there is a beauty in the shades of grey and subtle greens on the surface of English Bay.

THUNDERSTORM / 30" x 40"

ON VACATION / 2018 / 36" x 36" / $1,850.00 (PICK UP ONLY)
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/610450338/ocean-waves-beach-vacation-sand-blue?ref=shop_home_feat_3
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured.
Being near the ocean is one of my greatest joys and sources of inspiration. I love creating heavily textured ocean waves and covering the canvas with bright rich blues… colors that will brighten up any space on a rainy day. I always view paintings as windows where we can look and see a place that is not where we are. The thought of relaxing on this beautiful beach beneath a gloriously blue sky makes me happy…

ON VACATION / 36" x 36"

RED RIVER MARSHLANDS / 2018 / 24” x 36” / $600.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/635155232/red-grey-trees-water-marsh-marshlands?ref=shop_home_active_1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and heavy textures. Living by English Bay here in Vancouver, especially during the Fall and Winter, I get to see stunning views of the bay in multiple shades of grey – the sky, the clouds, the water… It’s an ever-changing palette that never ceases to inspire me…

RED RIVER MARSHLANDS / 24" x 36"

STORMY WEATHER / 2018 / 20” x 24” / $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/633680079/black-grey-silver-white-green-ocean?ref=shop_home_active_15&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which
brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work has a medium texture. As much as we love the sunshine and the summer here in Vancouver, there is a definite beauty to the winter months when English Bay is painted in a multitude of shades of greys and silvers – on the sea and in the sky…

STORMY WEATHER / 20" x 24"

AN ENGLISH BAY MORNING / 2018 / 24” x 30” / $450.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/617811532/blue-sky-ocean-sail-boat-water-painting?ref=shop_home_active_19
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and heavy textures. English Bay, in downtown Vancouver, is a constant source of inspiration to me – especially on hot summer mornings at sunrise when the water and the sky are many times, almost the same color where they meet at the horizon. The water is still and peaceful, the sky is clear and the air is fresh. The peacefulness of this view is what I put on my canvas. I always view paintings as windows where we can look and see a place that is not where we are. I love this window. I may not have an ocean view but I can always paint one!

AN ENGLISH BAY MORNING / 24" x 30"

EMERALD RAPIDS / 2017 / 10" x 20" / $150.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/515842244/water-ocean-blue-green-painting-original?ref=listing-shop-header-0
Water shows up a lot in my paintings. I have a passionate affair with the ocean.. with the blues and greens of the water and the sky…

EMERALD RAPIDS / 10" x 20"

BLUE MONSOON / 2016 / 16" x 20" / $487.50
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/492412864/small-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_90&frs=1
In Vancouver, we are effectively living in a rain forest. I love exploring different visuals for rain with something behind the rain being seen through the downpour, thru the veil – but just barely…

BLUE MONSOON / 16" x 20"

RAINFOREST REFLECTIONS #2 / 2016 / 24" x 30" / $725.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480048914/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_27
I’m always mesmerized by how the sea is colored by whatever is happening in the sky. Nature is strong and bold and brilliant and I love to use colors in the same way.

RAINFOREST REFLECTIONS #2 / 24" x 30"

CAN YOU HEAR THE SEA? / 2015 / 24" x 30" / $450.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/493086715/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_77
This painting is a visual of the cradle of a wave. Having grown up by the ocean, water shows up quite often in my works. I look at this work and can hear the movement of water that is so peaceful and calming..

CAN YOU HEAR THE SEA? / 24" x 30"

ON THE HORIZON / 2016 / 30" x 40" / $800.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/481142700/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_10
There is beauty in the boldness of color, but there is also beauty in the myriad shades of grey that a rainy day produces here in Vancouver…

ON THE HORIZON / 30" x 40"

RIPPLES / 2013 / 30" x 40" / $650.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/495927459/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_12
I am always fascinated when my intent to create one thing gets hijacked by my own imagination and turns into something completely different. This was to be a study on a little patch of greenery that caught my eye. It turned into a branch floating on a rippled pond…

RIPPLES / 30" x 40"

BLOOD ON THE WATER / 2014 / 18" x 24" / $325.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480581500/small-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_9
Feeding frenzies, shark attacks, death at sea.. and still the sea remains exquisitely intact and beautiful…

BLOOD ON THE WATER / 18" x 24"

STORMY WEATHER #2 / 2015 / 24" x 26" / $800.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/495932613/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_11
We are usually tucked away inside when storms hit only seeing photos after the fact. From the safety of my studio I imagine and paint the tempest I see in my head…

STORMY WEATHER #2 / 24" x 36"

TAKE ME TO THE OCEAN / 2016 / 24" x 30" / $375.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/501219077/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_50
The visual and sound of crashing waves always soothes me….

TAKE ME TO THE OCEAN / 24" x 30"

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