EARTH

BLACK BEAR / 2019 / 24" x 24" / $525.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/706820943/black-white-green-turquoise-tree-bear?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 a mix of light to medium textures. When we look at paintings, especially abstract works, each of us can see something different in the piece. I instantly saw the shape of a black bear beside the tree in shadow. Once I saw it, the name came easily. Will everyone see the bear? Or perhaps other things hiding in the shadows…

BLACK BEAR / 24" x 24"

BLUE HERONS / 2019 / 16" x 20" / $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/707610913/blue-green-black-trees-leaves-blue?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 has a mix of light to heavy textures. At different points in our creative processes, artists will become enamored with particular items and enjoy painting any number of versions of them. I’ve had a love on for trees for some time now. In this piece, I see blue herons standing beneath the trees. There are heron nests in my neighborhood so I see herons every morning when I walk… slender, beautiful, patiently standing in the water waiting for fish to swim by so they can snatch them out of the water and take them to feed their young…

BLUE HERONS / 16" x 20"

WEEPING WILLOWS / 2019 / 14" x 18" / $275.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/692959034/blue-green-black-turquoise-weeping?ref=shop_home_feat_3&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. Abstract creations allow me to use unusual colors to bring the usual to life in a different way. Of course, weeping willows are not this glorious blue color but perhaps they are bathing in the glow of moonlight on a dark and quiet night…

WEEPING WILLOWS / 14" x 18"

UNITED WE STAND / 2019 / 24" x 30" / $650.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/693066436/blue-green-turquoise-black-three-trees?ref=shop_home_feat_5&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 mix of light to heavy textures. At different points in our creative processes, artists will become enamoured with particular items and enjoy painting any number of versions of them. I’ve had a love on for trees for some time now. The stylized trees I create always make me think of women…. Resilient, life-giving, beautiful, strong, necessary, fear-inducing to many who may see trees as a threat and thus, they try to control them – but in the controlling, they destroy what is necessary to their existence. In my heart and mind are politically charged thoughts but on my canvas, these thoughts need to be decoded amidst the beauty of the so-called ‘simplicity’ of trees…

UNITED WE STAND / 24" x 30"

THE POWER OF ONE / 2019 / 16" x 20" / $325.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/688225361/green-black-grey-tree-leaves-abstract?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 a mix of light and medium textures. My love affair with trees continues…

THE POWER OF ONE / 16" x 20"

A BRIGHT, SUNSHINY DAY / 20" x 20"

A BRIGHT, SUNSHINY DAY / 2019 / 20" x 20" / $300.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/696941207/yellow-green-white-sky-clouds-mountains?ref=shop_home_feat_3&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 to medium textures. On sunny days we see nothing but blue sky all around us and yet when we picture the sun we always see it as yellow. On my bright, sunshiny day the sky is a brilliant yellow and that makes me happy!

SOFT, SILENT, SERENE… / 2019 / 24” x 30” / $975.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/669651486/black-white-grey-trees-snow-water-walk?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 is heavily textured. We rarely get snow in downtown Vancouver but when we do… it’s an experience not to be missed. My morning walk on the seawall after the snowfall had me walking through soft snow, in utter silence… I felt serene and thankful to be able to soak up the beauty all around me. I took a photo so I could paint it when I got home…

SOFT, SILENT, SERENE… 24" x 30"

SIMPLE PLEASURES / 2019 / 14” x 18” / $125.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/684214191/blue-green-white-silver-sky-mountains?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. I enjoy painting ‘windows’ that show things that people living in cities don’t get to see very often. I enjoy hanging these ‘windows’ on my walls because they allow me to imagine myself someplace else… a place that is calm, beautiful and filled with color…

SIMPLE PLEASURES / 14" x 18"

RISE & SHINE / 2019 / 18” x 24” / $325.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/684189031/blue-green-gold-orange-bronze-copper?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. It’s February and we’re anxious for spring to arrive. In the absence of blue skies and blossoming flowers, I get to simply paint my own. This field is filled with touchable flowers… just plain fun.

RISE & SHINE / 18" x 24"

LAKE BELLA ROSA / 2019 / 20” x 28”/ $715.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/682704551/black-white-turquoise-lake-water-trees?ref=shop_home_feat_3&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. Occasionally, I will recreate photos that I find online. This happens when I see color combinations that excite me as I’m primarily driven by color.
The process is the same – each piece must be completed in one sitting. I will do a minimal sketch of the layout of the photo and then recreate it with colors and textures that make me happy. The name, as always, comes at the end….

LAKE BELLA ROSA / 20" x 28"

CHORUS LINE / 2019 / 20” x 24”/ $500.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/665705196/black-copper-white-trees-chorus-line?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. I like discovering names for my paintings that will trigger the imaginations of my viewers. I like to give you a starting point and then let you fill in the blanks. This name was so obvious to me, I couldn’t resist it!

CHORUS LINE / 20" x 24"

YOU NEED ME / 2019 / 16” x 20” / $400.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/682721421/silver-black-blue-tree-leaves-breath?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. I called this painting, YOU NEED ME, as a reminder of how important trees are to our very survival. We exhale poison and inhale life – from these beautiful, stunning, living creations that take in our poison and give us back air to breathe. Trees… love them.

YOU NEED ME / 16" x 20"

PIPE DREAM / 2019 / 16” x 20” / $325.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/670379786/turquoise-green-white-grey-blue-yellow?ref=shop_home_active_10&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. This piece is overloaded with textures to amuse you. Abstract flowers in a field beneath a cloudy sky… but no flowers like I’ve ever seen beneath a fierce cloud floating above seaweed-like grass… Pipe Dream? Definitely!

PIPE DREAM / 16" x 20"

BLISS POINT / 2019 / 20” x 24”/ $520.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/680744851/black-white-blue-green-trees-clouds?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. A bliss point is when optimal deliciousness is achieved with a food product. In this painting, BLISS POINT, I’ve created a window on a place where the beauty of your surroundings might fill you with a feeling of bliss….

BLISS POINT / 20" x 24"

SANCTUARY / 2019 / 24” x 30”/ $910.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/679567339/black-copper-white-trees-sanctuary-moon?ref=shop_home_active_22&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. Sometimes I hunt and hunt for a name that works for a painting. Sometimes there are stories to tell, funny anecdotes or unexpected revelations. And sometimes there is nothing to say. The name says it all: SANCTUARY.

SANCTUARY / 24" x 30"

SECRET GARDEN / 2018 / 12” x 24”/ $250.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/658900932/green-turquoise-white-black-copper-gold?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 a light to medium texture. One of the techniques I use allows me to see the colors beneath the colors on the canvas. This creates a wonderful visual of being able to look at the canvas and see beyond the surface to another place lying just beyond. The tree has a slender opening in it through which you can see just glimpses of the secret garden that lies beyond…

SECRET GARDEN / 12" x 24"

A WALK TO REMEMBER / 2018 / 18” x 36”/ $425.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/673646229/black-blue-green-silver-tree-sun-fog?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. Living near a beautiful park and the ocean makes for some very inspiring walks. This day it was fog obscuring the city, beautiful wisps of fog swirling around the sun and turning it silver and all of the light bouncing off the wet pavement of the seawall… Artists are inspired and then we interpret…

A WALK TO REMEMBER / 18" x 36"

SCOTCH HEATHER / 2018 / 16” x 20” / $200.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/652064553/copper-black-pink-blue-heather-nature?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 lightly textured. Many years ago I visited Wales and saw a beautiful spread of heather by the sea… I’ve never forgotten that. This creation, like most of my art, arrived unexpectedly on my canvas. And when it was done, I couldn’t stop thinking about that field of heather. I went looking for a name and Scotch Heather spoke to me so here it is…

SCOTCH HEATHER / 16" x 20"

RED PLANET / 2018 / 20” x 24”/ $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/658618564/green-blue-red-mars-planet-sky-mountains?ref=shop_home_active_8&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 light to medium texture.

RED PLANET / 20" x 24"

LOST IN THE BLUE JUNGLE / 2016 / 24" x 30" / $715.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/487724618/blue-green-trees-jungle-acrylic-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_86&frs=1
I love that the blue trees are transparent. It gives the blue jungle an ethereal feel that triggers the imagination…

LOST IN THE BLUE JUNGLE / 24" x 30"

FAMILY TIES / 2019 / 16" x 20" / $325.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/688274391/black-blue-grey-trees-leaves-abstract?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 has light to medium textures. My love of trees of all colors continues…

FAMILY TIES / 16" x 20"

THE FOREST OF TRANQUILITY / 2018 / 10” x 20” / $125.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/652060531/green-blue-gold-black-trees-forest?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. There is so much about nature that calms and relaxes me – especially the simple yet complex beauty of trees. To be in the midst of a forest, in the calm and quiet, surrounded by trees – young and ancient – is something I never tire of… I always view paintings as windows where we can look and see a place that is not where we are. I enjoy creating windows where my mind can go to rest and be peaceful.

THE FOREST OF TRANQUILITY / 10" x 20"

THE BLUE FENCE / 2018 / 24" x 36" / $700.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/621101933/green-black-blue-yellow-mountains-sun?ref=shop_home_active_35&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 heavily textured.

I often see things when I’m walking that inspire me to create. This was inspired by an old wooden fence with trees on all sides and the ocean beyond. Of course, what I saw looks nothing like what I created and that’s what I love most about my style of creating every piece in one sitting – I let the moment take control and then see what shows up!

THE BLUE FENCE / 24" x 36"

FLASH FLOOD / 2018 / 22” x 28” / $715.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/640535549/pink-white-black-grey-cherry-blossoms?ref=shop_home_active_39&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. Stylized trees have become a focus for me lately and I’m enjoying their fluid forms and unexpected colors very much… and with every new tree painting comes an unexpected and interesting name for me…

FLASH FLOOD / 22" x 28"

CHERRY BLOSSOMS / 2018 / 20” x 24” / $650.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/624506208/pink-green-blue-black-trees-spring?ref=shop_home_active_43&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 light to medium textured. Every spring, the city of Vancouver explodes with color as streets lined with cherry trees burst forth with bright pink blossoms. It’s glorious and colourful and a visual treat. …

CHERRY BLOSSOMS / 20" x 24"

PURPLE RAIN / 2018 / 16” x 20” / $200.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/648978683/purple-gold-green-trees-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_25&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. I love bold, strong colors and this combination of purple and gold is quite striking.

PURPLE RAIN / 16" x 20"

WHEN TREES BLEED / 2018 / 16” x 20” / $225.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/640224951/yellow-red-blood-trees-forest-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_18&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 medium textured. Stylized trees have become a focus for me lately and I’m enjoying their fluid forms and unexpected colors very much… and with every new tree painting comes an unexpected and interesting name for me…

WHEN TREES BLEED / 16" x 20"

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH / 2018 / 24” x 36” / $600.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/619827246/blue-white-green-gold-sky-mountains?ref=shop_home_active_26&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. The name comes from an old song by John Denver. The color of the sky and the energy in the sky is so exciting to me; and the thought of being on a mountain top and seeing a sky so high and vast just makes me happy. Nostalgia and beauty all wrapped up in one.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH / 24" x 36"

SOPHIA / 2018 / 12” x 36” / $500.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/631684749/green-black-white-tree-leaves-acrylic?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 has a mix of light to medium textures. So, what’s in a name and why do I name my paintings as I do? No idea… sometimes names present themselves easily; sometimes I search the painting endlessly looking for some clue as to its’ name; and sometimes the name just pops into my head effortlessly. With this painting I saw Sophia Loren… graceful, elegant, beautiful, timeless. Of course, she’s not a tree but this tree is named after her!

SOPHIA / 12" x 36"

UNVEILED #2 / 2018 / 24" x 36" / $550.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/607281854/green-yellow-purple-turquoise-mountains?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.

There are so many interesting things you can do with paint. Sometimes it’s the application of it that is wondrous. Sometimes it’s the removal of it that surprises; sometimes mixing both results in something that makes me happy.

UNVEILED #2 / 24" x 36"

CALM BEFORE THE STORM / 2018 / 16" x 20" / $375.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/621099055/green-turquoise-mountains-clouds-water?ref=shop_home_feat_4
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.

After I created this piece using colors which appealed to me at the time, I went searching to find out if green skies actually ever happen and it seems that in some places they do! Sometimes just before tornados or thunderstorms the skies will actually turn green – AMAZING!

CALM BEFORE THE STORM / 16" x 20"

SPRING ON THE MOUNTAIN / 2018 / 15" x 30" / $300.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/571756520/snow-clouds-mountain-white-green-acrylic?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 lightly textured. It’s interesting to me to try to find the representational in the abstract. With this piece I saw the green background first as sky and then as the side of a mountain with barely visible winds sweeping across the canvas. Where I start out and where I end up when I create a painting is usually a total surprise to me as every piece is created in one sitting. I love the unexpected…

SPRING ON THE MOUNTAIN / 15" x 30"

THE ARRIVAL / 2017 / 30" x 40"/ $850.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/585231665/red-gold-green-trees-sky-rainbow-sky?ref=listing-shop-header-0
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 called this painting THE ARRIVAL because I see ribbons and waves of color and energy racing through the sky – in a hurry to get to the earth and amaze us with their glorious colors.

THE ARRIVAL / 30" x 40"

SAHARA / 2017 / 18" x 24" / $450.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/553435975/gold-black-yellow-sahara-desert-trees?ref=shop_home_feat_3
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART! studio and is a mix of light and heavy textures. This was fun to create for me… the gold glows in the sunlight – I imagine sand dunes and the heat of the desert where 2 solitary, willowy trees stand tall despite the blazing sun that is a big yellow drop in the sky…
I always view paintings as windows where we can look and see a place that is not where we are…

SAHARA / 18" x 24"

FIRESTORM / 2017 / 30" x 40" / $900.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/512864898/fire-storm-spring-autumn-green-yellow?ref=shop_home_feat_2
One viewer said she saw two seasons when she looked at this work. Indeed, spring is evident but the fire has obliterated much of spring and made it look like Autumn is ablaze in the background…

FIRESTORM / 30" x 40"

COPPER SMOKE / 2017 / 24" x 24" / $300.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/533458330/green-copper-black-red-landscape-fire?ref=shop_home_active_15&frs=1
I called this COPPER SMOKE because I see that on the other side of that little fence, the world is on fire and clouds of copper-colored smoke is obliterating the sky. Beauty and destruction side by side…

COPPER SMOKE / 24" x 24"

WHEN AUTUMN LEAVES START TO FALL / 2013 / 2' x 4' / $3,500.00 / *Pick Up Only – Please note that this price has already been discounted.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480380524/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_90
Autumn in Vancouver is glorious!

WHEN AUTUMN LEAVES START TO FALL / 48" x 24"

THE PASSION OF SPRING / 2016 / 20" x 24" / $450.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/495978187/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_15
When nature springs forth after winter’s grey and rainy months, the lightness and richness of the shades of green to be found in new foliage are like fireworks that my winter-weary eyes soak up eagerly…

THE PASSION OF SPRING / 20" x 24"

AUTUMN! / 2016 / 16" x 20" / $390.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/505897169/small-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_80&frs=1
The changing of the seasons always excites me and inspires the use of sizzling colors…

AUTUMN! / 16" x 20"

CABIN IN THE WOOD / 2015 / 24" x 30" / $600.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/493054213/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_52
Imagining secret places to escape where you can create your own special world – even if only for a moment – is behind this piece. I would love to see a sky that looks like my sky.

CABIN IN THE WOOD / 30" x 24"

FIELDS OF GOLD / 2016 / 20" x 24" / $300.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/494250721/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_11
A textural feast that brings the outdoors inside to enjoy…

FIELDS OF GOLD / 20" x 24"

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