Saturday, April 17, 2021

Winter's Beauty

 

Winter's Beauty - 10x8" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #291 - This is my cousin Tracy. This painting is from a photo she sent me of her on her property. She's so beautiful!

Sweet Dreams

 

Sweet Dreams - 10x30" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #290 - This was my trial and error piece for the commission that I painted. After I finished the commission, I went back and reworked this one.

I Like Dreaming

 

I Like Dreaming - 10x78" Acrylic on Canvas 

Painting #289 - This was a commissioned piece that was a lot fun to paint!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Well-Being II

 

Well-Being II - 10x10" - Mixed Media on Birch Panel

Painting #288 - This painting was commissioned from a member of our Indigenous team at the Calgary Board of Education. The original piece was very similar and was created as a collaborative effort with our team.

Renewing Relationships

 

Renewing Relationships - 14x11" - Mixed Media on Birch Panel

Painting # 287 - Dr. Betty Bastien (2016) states, “To understand the present we must understand the past” (p. 9). Thus, my learning journey begins with the creation of this painting honouring the original occupants of Treaty 7 territory. My reference photo was taken at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park where Treaty 7 was signed in 1877. Simultaneously, I’ve been reading, listening and watching to learn more about land acknowledgements, colonialism and the ongoing legal and socioeconomic impacts of treaties on Indigenous communities. Understanding our shared history is a positive step to renewing relationships between Indigenous peoples and other Canadians. Knowing the truth can foster respect and a desire to move forward together to encourage strong families, healthy communities and vibrant cultures, all which contribute to a stronger Canada for everyone. 

ATA Reference: Education is our Buffalo - A Teacher's Resource for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education in Alberta.

This Bed is on Fire

This Bed is on Fire - 8x8" - Mixed Media on Birch Panel

Painting #286 - Fun piece commissioned as a Christmas gift depicting a couple's warm memory of a song they use to sing together.



Saturday, October 31, 2020

Mommeli Summer 2020


Mommeli Summer 2020
Mixed Media on Board
12 x 6"
Painting #285 - After a wonderful holiday I just had to paint mom to ease my feelings of missing her!

Changes


Changes
36 x 12"
Mixed Media on Board
 Painting #284 - Last one in this exploration.

Inviting Spaces


Inviting Spaces
36 x 12"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #283 - Still exploring colour and wanting to keep my painting in the lighter values.

Spiritual Warmth


Spiritual Warmth
36 x 6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #282 - Still playing with the primary colours. 

Expressions of Grace


 Expressions of Grace
36 x 6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #281 - Just fooling around with the primary colours.


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Release


Release
30 x 6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #280 - I just wanted to "let go" and play with materials. There's gold leaf and collaged paper in this painting. It reminds me of my Klimt days!

Thursday, April 23, 2020


Well-Being
10 x 8"
Mixed Media on Board
Paining #279 - The CBE Indigenous Education Team gathered electronically to create this visual of what Indigenous Well-Being looks like to each of us. I depicted four traditional medicines: rosehips, prairie sage, sweetgrass and wolf willow. The visual of the roots, sprout and full bloom of each plant reminds us of the cycle of life. Each seed must be nurtured to reach full maturity and share its gifts. A sweetgrass braid is wrapped around to symbolize protection.

Our team is sharing this with schools, students, families and the greater community and invite you to do the same. It will also serve as a foundational touchstone for our renewed CBE Indigenous Education Strategy.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Faith


Faith
8x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #278 - This is a beautiful spot near my parent's home just outside of Owen Sound, Ontario. When surrounded by nature, all my troubles melt away and I'm reminded that a better tomorrow is possible.

Peace


Peace
6x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #277 - Wow, it just hit me, 277 is a lot of paintings lol. This is a landscape painting of a beautiful spot close to my parent's house just outside of Owen Sound. I always feel at peace when my husband and I go for our morning walk to this spot.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Blessings


Blessings
30x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #276 - This is my favourite wheat painting. I just love the size of the canvas. Its so long!!

Our Daily Bread


Our Daily Bread
6x4"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #275 - This is just a tiny little painting of wheat that I thought might sell at Beacon Original Art's fall show but its still with me.

Expect the Best


Expect the Best
12x9"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #274 - I started to get a bit more detailed with the wheat.

A Gift


A Gift
12x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #273 - This is the painting that my client chose from my six paintings of wheat.

Comfort


Comfort
6x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #272 - I thought I'd try a different sky colour. I like the softness of the grass in the background.

Abundance


Abundance
10x8"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #271 - I received a commission to do a painting of wheat. This is the first of six paintings

Follow Your Intuition


Follow Your Intuition
12x16"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #270 - I'm experimenting with a new app., hence, the loose, bold colours. This is a painting of the Peace bridge in Calgary that my husband and I frequently use to cross the Bow river.