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Stories From The Beginning

I should officially introduce Logan. 💛 My daughter, best friend, confidant, partner in crime.All of Logan’s young life was surrounded with Art. She’s been my sidekick since day one. We spent hours watching decorating shows like "divine design" and "colour confidential", visiting art galleries and setting up for street shows. When Loggie was starting school, I decided to take a leave from work and open a "before and after" school program in my home . I also began a program at the school called “bookmark mondays”. Logan was right there to add the beads to the bookmarks, help me pack them and deliver. ( We’ve been thinking we’ll be bringing the bookmarks back.. to the shop, soon🤗) We have a funny...

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Old interviews. Same opinions

In many ways not much has changed for me. This interview and article was featured in HERE magazine. I can’t remember the precise date. But it was at least 10 years ago that the exhibit was held at the Imperial. I still love capturing our city. My fondest dream is still to revitalize the F. W. Woolworths building on Charlotte and King. That dream sadly has all but vanished with the demolition of my favourite building. Saint John has bloomed and blossomed in a lot of wonderful ways since this article though. The vibe in the uptown continues to change in a new and exciting direction with new shops, restaurants and patios. It was fun to come across this old...

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Colour Palettes & Colour Mixing

Palettes and colour mixing .. It’s a fascinating thing! There have been hundreds, maybe thousands of books written on the topic. I started to draw a lot at a very young age and started painting 25 years ago. In the beginning I scoured through these books and read every magazine or article I could get my hands on. The more I read the more confused I became in some ways. There are primary, secondary, tertiary… complementary palettes… split complementary, analogous palettes. We can learn about hues, values, saturation and more!  And while all so fascinating.. In the end, I think I threw everything I knew about colour mixing out the window! I think I simply started doing what "felt right"....

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