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I am an artist!

This painting is one from the series of paintings I did when I first decided to venture outside of my sketchbook to begin selling my art. 2009!! It’s vintage!

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“I am an artist”, watercolour and ink on paper, 4″ x 6″

It’s #tbt! And time to PAY WHAT YOU WANT.

1. Today only, send me a message telling me one thing about your experience with creating art.

2. Tell me your offer (shipping not included).

3. I will contact you tomorrow!


Being an Artist

Sunday rainbows, croissants and painting!

My Sunday went a little like this…

Started off the day by painting in pajamas.


Brown-butter-banana-Nutella croissant sandwiches are part of a nutritious breakfast (you know, if you actually eat healthy stuff with them).


I cleaned out my filing cabinet and found my Grade 3 autobiography. It seems I always knew my calling, and somehow had the impression, even at a young age, that I may not make enough money as an artist. Despite this, I still resisted the apparent pressure to become a doctor – it must have been there because I was quite adamant about not becoming one!


The day was gloomy, with winter winds blowing in again, so I perked it up with my rainbow knee high and bracelet, and my new shirt and neck warmer that my wonderful friend Mandy made for me.


Studio Tuesday: Surrender


I’m totally loving this new purpley-blue palette… This painting was like rainbow puke before putting on the final layer. Yeah, really, it’s even possible for me to think there’s too much colour!

It’s ready for your walls! Just click here.


“What’s Below” : : Painting Auction!


I am pretty sure you need more colour in your life… right? Today’s painting is now up for auction. I am trying something new today… I will continue the auction on my Facebook page, and you are welcome to head over there to bid, but I will also welcome bids in the comments of this post and I’ll keep them both updated.

Starting bid $30

Please enter your bid in the comments below.

Bidding will end today, July 18, 2013 at 10:00 pm M.S.T.

Shipping is $30 to Canada, $40 to U.S.

Painting measures 16″ x 20″ and is painted on the edges. You can either hang it as is, or frame it to your liking.

Colors on your monitor may differ slightly from the original.

Good luck!

Painting Video Part Two!

Did you see my first video? Here is the exciting conclusion! 🙂

This painting will be auctioned on my Facebook page, ending on Thursday, June 20, 2013!

Painting Videos!

I am really excited to show you the first in my series of painting videos! This is Part One, and Part Two will follow soon. The painting will then be auctioned on my Facebook page! I hope you enjoy watching me paint – I’m really, really fast! 😉

Feature Friday: Eden Thompson

I’m not sure how many works of art one needs to buy to be considered a collector, but I have a feeling that I am an official collector of Eden Thompson’s art!

I first met Eden about almost 5 years ago, and fell in love with his work right away. Eden paints and uses collage and layering techniques to achieve his unique look. Plus, he isn’t afraid of colour, which I obviously adore.

These are some of Eden’s pieces that I own (no, not all..!!), in chronological order.





One of the things I love about Eden (apart from being an all-around awesome guy) is how he is constantly trying new things – new techniques, new images, new styles. He is a total inspiration. He recently started making paper portraits, so I asked him to make one of me.

Bel copy

I love it! (isn’t it great??) Looks like I will be getting the rest of the family done, too!

Check out Eden’s work!
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