“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
A collection of watercolours inspired by summers cruising the Broughton Archipelago, Johnstone Straight and Gulf Islands, following in the wake of author M. Wylie Blanchett. The series explores a remote region little changed in a century. Many paintings feature pigments created from semi-precious gemstones and minerals such as Amethyst, Jadeite, Amazonite and Kyanite to connect the paintings to the earth.
An Artist Afloat
Water holds an enormous fascination for me. I can spend hours watching how it flows and changes colour, pondering what wonders swim in its hidden depths. Since I was young, I have felt the pull of the sea, which inspired me to learn to dive, to sail and finally to paint.
I use the flowing nature of watercolours to reflect the spirit and nature of wind and waves. Rippling white lines of untouched paper give my paintings a sense of life, light and movement. Voyaging with my husband aboard our 36' sailboat Island Prism, my watercolours allow me to share the magic and power of the oecan and its inhabitants.
Come learn with me
Join me at Coast Collective in Colwood to learn how to paint a sunset at sea, pick up tips for travel sketching or find out how to paint your own coastline full of life and movement.
You can find my art at Coast Collective in Colwood (closed until April 29), South Shore Gallery in Sooke (temporarily closed),Pacific Arts Market near Granville Island, Vancouver, and Willow and Wallflower in Port Moody (temporarily closed).