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New Glasses!

I finally got new glasses, what a difference it makes!!  I am so thankful for sharper vision and less eye strain!

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Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts Success!

I am excited to announce that my Fox Kit painting sold in the live auction at Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts for over it’s fair market value!  Thank you to everyone that bid on the painting! It was a lovely evening and luckily we had excellent weather that day.

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From Nature to Abstraction

New Exhibition
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Stop by the coat check gallery at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre to see my Siberian Iris painting on display as a part of the North Okanagan Federation of Canadian Artist group exhibition, From Nature to Abstraction.  On display until June 30, 2016.

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The 2016 Pantone Colour of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_Rose_Quartz_Serenity_Color_Formulas_Guides_BannerI always get so excited for New Year’s day when Pantone releases the new colour of the year.  This year we are surprised to have two colours that blend together as the colour of the year, rose quartz (light pink) and serenity (soft blue).  Annually Pantone declares a particular color “Color of the Year”. Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations’ color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year.  Many designers, illustrators and artists keep tabs on pantone colour trends, and they often have an influence on the fashion industry, and other forms of commercial design.  For more information on the Rose Quartz & Serenity click here for Pantone’s “Colour of the Year” article.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

 

Happy New Year’s Eve to everyone! I hope you have a year full of creative inspiration and positive energy.

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Enter to Win a Custom Pet Portrait

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I am excited to announce that I am running a contest for the month of December, enter to win a chance to win a custom Pet Portrait!  The winner will supply a high quality reference photo and receive of a framed 8 x 10 watercolour portrait of their pet.  The winner will be announced on December 24th, 2015

How to enter: (each option counts as an entry)
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Contest is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner, Kim Tonnellier.

 

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Artsolutely Holiday Sale

I am very pleased to be one of the vendors in the 10th annual holiday sale and fundraiser at the Vernon Community Art Centre. I have a booth there and am selling framed and matted art prints, cards and gift tags.  The show is open seven days a week and runs from December 1st to December 24th, if you are in the area make sure you stop by.
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