September 5, 2017

I know it's been a while since the last post, and I do apologize for the absence. For those of you following along, the previous post stated that next, I'd been discussing the weight of your canvas. 

When hearing the phrase "weight of the canvas" one might assume that w...

February 21, 2017

When I was in high school, I spent a great deal of time in the drama rooms. I loved plays and musical theatre - though I am more likely to enjoy being part of the theatre when I'm in the ensemble rather than being solo at center stage. When you're acting in theatre, yo...

February 1, 2017

 Today, I figured, was a good day to touch on the light source. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of teaching an art class at Guelph's own, Borealis Grille & Bar. During the event, we spoke a lot about our light source, where to find it, how to utilize shadows and highligh...

January 25, 2017

Sometimes, during an event, I hear first-time painters ask, "do I need to use the same paint colour as you?" or "what colour should I use?"

Firstly, when you attend one of my events, we aren't just learning to paint the painting of the evening. We are there to learn to...

January 10, 2017

There are a lot of art forms out there; everything from painting to drawing, sculpture, needlepoint, and even working with flame. Within each art form you will find an artist who has the potential to touch your soul. You'll find a piece that brings you joy, sadness, pe...

January 3, 2017

Often times, when I'm at a painting pARTy or vendor event, I'm asked, "so how did you get started doing this?" 
Well, it's kind of a long story. 

I was born and raised in the GTA. 

Coming from a very large family (4 brothers and 4 sisters!) I needed something to do that...

December 29, 2016

"Hey! You're that painting lady!" 

I heard this the other day as I was shopping for groceries. A little one recognized me from one of my vendor events, pointed at me and shouted. (Normally, I know many people would scold their child if they pointed and shouted in a full...

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