Thursday, November 17, 2011

Great Horned Owl & Into The Marsh

Great horned Owl
acrylic, 16x16

Into The Marsh; Black-crowned Night Heron
Re posting this one as the glow and colour is more true to the original.
3x4 foot canvas

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Dragon Slayer

 The Dragon Slayer; Merlin in flight
Acrylic on canvas 12"x24"

 Don't give-a-jack; Jackrabbit
Acrylic on canvas 10"x14"

 King of The Roost SOLD
Now regally framed 19"x15"
Acrylic on canvas 10"x8" attached to a collaged and painted backing set into an 
antique refurbished red and gold buffed frame.

Raven Song
Acrylic on canvas 16"x16"

Black-capped Chickadee
Acrylic on canvas 10"x8"

Ball-o-fluff, Boreal Chickadee
Acrylic on canvas 8"x8"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow
Acrylic on canvas 12x12 inches

Available at the Art Gallery of St Albert, Alberta
 contact gallery at 780-460-4310 to purchase.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Emerald Lake Loon, Sandhill Crane

Emerald Lake Loon
 Acrylic 24x8 inches
Gust Gallery, Waterton Lakes National Park
Phone 403-859-2535

Spreading The Ochre; Sandhill Crane
Acrylic 10x8 inches

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Heron, Cranes, and a Tanager

The Night Shift; Black-crowned Night Heron
Acrylic on canvas 16"x24"

 Saskatoons and Western Tanager
Acrylic on canvas 8"x24"
Available at The Art Gallery of St Albert
(p) 780-460-4310

Repose; Great Blue Heron
Acrylic on canvas 16"x12"
Available at The Art Gallery of St Albert
(p) 780-460-4310

Keeping Watch; Sandhill Crane
Acrylic on canvs 16"x12"
black frame
Available at The Art Gallery of St Albert
(p) 780-460-4310

Red Yellow Blue; Sandhill Crane
Acrylic on canvas 16"x16"
This piece damaged at a show. NFS

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Juried into "In The Red creation from deficit"

“Alberta Approved”
Our wise Great Horned Owl sad to say is presently all tied up in red wool, and not to keep warm through our cold winters. Ironically our provincial bird is bound before the slogan “Freedom To Create, Spirit To Achieve” which sport Alberta’s Blue and Gold colors of expanse. The red wool travels downward to stitch into the butt pocket of partial jeans shaken upside-down revealing a discarded open-ended red mesh plastic bag which can safely hold nothing, yet its pinned in place by a safety pin sporting a red plastic button. Due financial cutbacks I had to skimp on the hanging device and recycle an old red-plastic-coated hanger destined for the recycle bin.The title “Alberta Approved” is derived from the blue poultry pin which is attached onto off-cut fabric edging on which “RED” is printed.
“Alberta Approved” incorporates the craft of photography, textiles and digital art using materials bought, found and recycled. The owl image is combined photography and digital art pigment printed on quilters fabric and sealed with a coat of acrylic gel.
Do cutbacks hinder? A resounding YES as some galleries try to keep events pinned together and others renege on Carfac fees to keep going. Traveling art shows cancelled and artists canceling shows due lack in funding effects all society. How do I feel about the cuts; ask the owl!

Now showing at Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton Alberta.
(Juried show)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

African Crowned Crane

African Grey Crowned Crane
Acrylic on canvas 12"x12"

Painting made possible by image detail courtesy of Luc Viatour photography, thanks Luc!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Flaming Peacock

"Coat of Many Colors; Peacock"
Acrylic on canvas, 18"x36"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lesser Sandhill Cranes

Sumptuos Repast; Lesser Sandhill Cranes, parent and juvenile
acrylic on canvas 16"x24"
 Alberta map frame

sandhill crane family portrait triptych

Lesser Sandhill Crane Family Portraits
triptych, acrylic, each canvas 8x8"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Digital painting pigment printed on quilters cotton, enhanced with machine stitching, ribbon, fringe, 
antique buttons and rhinestone brooch.