Hiking Adventures

If you live in BC or Alberta you have probably heard stories of inexperienced hikers, particularly from other parts of the country, or the world, getting lost or injured, or worse, because they wondered off into the wilderness unprepared.  Well, my Blackcomb Mountain hiking adventure from over 20 years ago could have been one of those stories.  In fact, I … Read More

Plein Air

The summer season is upon us and many artists are gearing up to get outside and paint in the open air (Plein Air). This has been a very  popular activity in the arts community since the time of the Impressionists and especially in the last 50 years or so; almost synonymous with the art of landscape painting itself is the image of … Read More

Texture Tryouts

I was in Calgary for another wonderful workshop hosted by Leading Edge Art Workshops (http://www.greatartworkshops.com/).  It really is a treat and an honor to get to know so many nice artists.  Thanks to Louise and Andy and the ever delightful hostess and assistant Suzie for helping make the weekend run smoothly. Since I was booked for a 3 day workshop … Read More