Friday, October 17, 2014


I am working frantically to prepare for my installation in this year's NIGHT\SHIFT 2014.  I am creating a community of illuminated paper houses suspended in the trees of two downtown Kitchener parkettes.

NIGHT\SHIFT 2014 is downtown Kitchener’s second annual nuit blanche-style festival of art, culture and nocturnal adventure.  NIGHT\SHIFT 2014 begins at 7pm on Saturday, November 1st, the night of the annual autumn time change, and will run into the wee hours.

This year's event is even bigger and better than last years, with over 40 different installations!

On the evening of Saturday November 1st come to Market Green (area 15) and Vogelsang Green (area 11) to see!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rotunda Gallery - November 2014

October has been a very busy month finishing a series of large lithographic prints for the City of Kitchener's Rotunda Gallery show being installed on November 1st.  The title of the show is "Unreal Estate", it depicts a variety of imaginary spaces where we can escape our everyday urban lives and dream about amazing things.  The lithographs are printed on Japanese washi tissue and layered over printed maps of some of my favourite places.

These new works are all 30"x40" in size, too large for my press, so I had to print them in separate pieces and assemble them afterwards.  All are mounted on board using beeswax, so no glass is required (I hate glass).

I really enjoyed creating these drawings, and I still have a lot of unrealized ideas, so I hope to draw more soon.

The opening will be held on Wednesday November 12th from 5pm to 7pm.  Please come enjoy refreshments and view my new work.

Monday, September 22, 2014

MSAC - ART/CRAFT fundraiser

I am honoured to be included amongst some of my very favourite artists in the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre's Annual Fundraising Exhibition & Auction.  The MSAC is Guelph's Public Art Gallery and Sculpture Park.  I've loved this gallery ever since I attended the University of Guelph, I even had all my grad photos taken in the sculpture garden.

Exhibition: September 25 to November 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Live Auction Fundraiser: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Auction Party Tickets are $100
Tasting Tickets + Auction Party are $150

You can preview all of the amazing artwork available on their website.


I am happy to have been accepted to show three different prints at The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE). BIMPE VIII opens at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver on Thursday September 11, 2014 from 6 - 9 PM. From there it will be travelling to Kelowna and Edmonton until March 2015.

Exhibition dates:

Federation Gallery
September 9 - 28, 2014
1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC

Dundarave Print Workshop
September 29 - October 26, 2014
1640 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC

UBC Okanagan
January 17 - 31, 2015
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC

February 26 - March 28, 2015
10123 - 121 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Saturday, June 28, 2014

If you are in Guelph on Saturday July 12th from 10am-5pm I will be participating in Guelph's Art On The Street.  I have participated in this show a couple of times before, and I always enjoy downtown Guelph.

I will be located in Booth #79 (on Quebec St. near Wyndham St. N).



I am honoured and delighted to announce that I won "Best In Show" at Art on the Street.  Thank you so much Guelph Arts Council for organizing a fabulous event.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2014

- new work for the TOAE
title: "I can see clearly now"  
medium: lithograph with wax on board
size: 30" x 40"



Michelle Purchase

at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 
in Nathan Phillips square
July 4 & 5 - 10:30am - 7:30pm
July 6th - 10:30am - 6:30 pm

Booth #B18

I'm working hard in the studio trying to get ready for next weekend's TOAE!  This will be my 6th year participating in the show.  I will have a few new pieces available, including larger work.

Please cross your fingers and hope for good weather (not too hot, not too rainy).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April show at the Red Brick Cafe in Guelph

I will be hanging artwork at the Red Brick Cafe in Guelph this weekend.  This show will include a few new larger pieces (etchings, lithographs, monoprints & mixed media), as well as selected works from the past 5 years. This lovely cafe is located in the heart of downtown Guelph, it is a gorgeous historic space with excellent food and drink.  Please attend if you can.