Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Art in the Park Opening Night

Last Saturday was the Art in the Park exhibition opening night at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Center. It was so exciting to see all the other artists from Mt Fidelity and the beautiful works of art that they have created. I was very honored to have my art next to theirs and Jackie from the RVAC did a fabulous job putting the show together. I met some wonderful people, including the artists from the Yoho Art in the Park and had a really great time. Below are photos from the evening courtesy of Jacolyn. Thank you to the Revelstoke Visual Arts Center, The Friends of Mt Revelstoke and Glacier National Park and Parks Canada for this incredible program and for allowing me to participate in it.
The Artists of Glaicer and Yoho Art in the Park

The fabulous organizers

A packed house all night long!
Husband Carl and our little Joni

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Art In The Park

Earlier this year I screamed into the phone as if I'd won the lottery, because that is exactly what it felt like. It was Jackie on the other end telling me that I had been selected out of 60 artists from across BC to participate in the Art in the Park program which meant I was to spend a week up at Mt Fidelity in Glacier National Park.
I was beyond thrilled and felt like a kid counting down the days until Christmas until the end of July came where I got to head up there (all expenses paid too!).
The time finally arrived and although I was sad to leave Carl and especially Joni for the first time I was very excited. I met the group of 5 other artists that night while we had a bbq dinner and the next morning we hopped in the 4x4 truck and climbed 1800m to the Mt Fidelity Research Station overlooking Rogers Pass.
 We spent some time exploring, getting to know each other and then eating an enormous dinner. We were treated like Royalty up there, meals were planned and cooked and wherever we wanted to explore we could. As long as we went, for the most part, in groups and had bear spray.
Zu was our Parks Canada guide, leading us to the peaks and valleys of Mt Fidelity so we could photograph, sketch and paint. It was absolutely incredible the scenery and thought that as this mountain is closed to the public, there was the sense that no one else has or would be standing in the same place I was sketching. I woke up twice during the week to watch the beautiful sun rise over Rogers Pass.
 We spent Sunday exploring Schuss Lake.
 This is the waterfall at the other end of Schuss Lake
Below are a few more photos from this incredible experience that I was so lucky to be apart of. I will never forget this and be forever grateful for the time I spent up Mt Fidelity.

Next post will be about the Art created from this trip and the opening night at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Center!

For more information on the program please visit

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Well I should have updated this a long time ago but deadlines made things a little crazy.
The Revelstoke Visual Art Center & Parks Canada's Art in the Park exhibition is November 12-December 24 and the paintings had to be delivered beforehand. I submitted the Northern Lights, Peak Flowers, Clouds Hugging Mountains and Mt Fidelity which took me longer than expected to complete. I am thrilled of the outcome of this painting and am really looking forward to the Opening night November the 12th.

Title: Mt Fidelity
Size: 36" x 36" x 1.5"
Price: $600

The Penticton Art Gallery has their annual Under 300 event which I really wanted to enter. It is a great event and the Penticton Art Gallery is one of the friendliest and inviting public art galleries I've been to. Below is the painting I submitted for the show, opening night is November 25th!

Title: Rattlesnake Island
Size: 24" x 24" x 1.5"
Price: $275

We spent 10 days in Vancouver and on the coast to celebrate our daughter Joni's 2nd Birthday and had a great time with family and friends. The last weekend we were there we rented a little cabin on Galiano Island right on the ocean. It was beautiful with the inspiring views, the warmth of the wood stove and Joni playing with her train set. I just love the Gulf Islands and can't wait to go back there again, hopefully in the spring.


I completed a commissioned piece for our friend Dan who has a place down in Palm Springs. This painting is of the house across the street from his that you can see balcony with the mountains towering behind. I love Palm Springs with the endless sun, hot afternoons and lounging by the pool.

Title: Palm Springs
Size: 24" x 36" x 1.5"
Commissioned Piece

In other news I've had a few studio visits, although at home as my studio is not yet complete and am working on a few commissions. The studio is almost complete, we just have to finish the ceiling and put down the floors which shouldn't take long. Now that these deadlines have been completed it's back to working on the studio and finishing it soon. It's getting cold out!!!
Stay tuned, I promise it won't be as long and hopefully the next post will include photos of a completed studio!

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