Transforming Art

I finally decided to pursue the idea of transforming some of my artwork into wearable art through a website called  The vibrant colours from my Dreamscape series lend themselves naturally to fabric and I am supportive of the concept/mission statement that Vida of connecting artists, designers and manufacturers worldwide.

I created a collection of scarves, tops, and sheer wraps that I am pleased to present–here are a few samples but visit my collection page to see the full collection

Blue WingsAmobeas

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Printmaking in Val David: L’Atelier de L`ile 40th Anniversary Celebration

01a176342c3de3ff6cfdd78b20a44d54f87597198dLast month I had the luck of discovering LÀtelier de L`ile, a wonderful artists cooperative that has been based in Val David, in the heart of the Laurentians for the past 40 years.

The artist-run centre supports and promotes not only printmaking but all contemporary artistic practices including digital arts, painting, sculpture, photography, writing,and poetry as well as installation and performance art.Founded in 1975 by Michel-Thomas Tremblay, the artist-run centre celebrated its 40th anniversary by recreating the orginal  performance done by Tremblay called “Fair Impression au Rouleau Compressure”  at the Musee dàrt contemporain de Montreal in 1983,

Twenty  students from the Print Media Program at Concordia University along with 20 artists from the Atelier de L`ile created intricate prints by using a steam roller as the printmaking machine of choice.  The crowds that turned out at the Val David Train Station were fascinated by the labour intensive process that produced dozens of prints during the Saturday afternoon.  Various businesses and restaurants throughout the village exhibited many of the prints done over the years by the Centre.

Here are some photos of the afternoon and a glimpse into the printmaking process. For more photos and information on the day and the group you can find out more at

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From Realism to Abstraction: New Photography Exhibit

Cell Gallery Card Invite 2015

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4Storeys Up Art Clash

For a newbie to the concept of an “art battle” I was pleased to participate in the 4Storeys Up Art Clash this past week as a fundraiser for The Linden School for girls located in midtown Toronto. We started with 6 artists and ended with two finalists, myself and a Linden grad/alumni.  We were allowed 20 minutes per round and as the sun was setting on the rooftop we finished the final round. It was an entertaining event and loads of fun.  While I came in second, I am pleased to say that both paintings were sold and went to a great cause.

I am in the process of getting photos for the event and will post them–but in the meanwhile here are three paintings I did as a practice run for the event.  Each took 20 minutes to paint and are done in acrylic on canvas.  I never realized how stimulating and fun an “art battle” could be….


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