Welcome to My Studio
Bringing the ‘blank space of possibility’ to life!
Welcome to my 'happy place/creative space'! When I'm not with the horses, out facilitating expressive art sessions or taking care of the practicalities of maintaining a home and property, I'm here in my bright, cozy studio playing (not working!) on new creations. I'm a mixed media fan and here you will find watercolour, gouache and acrylic paints along with all of the 'fixins' like gesso, gels, stencils, stamps . . . and LOTS of paper. Crayons, markers, pencils, pastels - almost anything that will make a mark - and I'm adding new elements all the time! I have appreciated textile and ceramic design all my life and have always loved patterns and colours from many traditions. I particularly like those that portray the natural world and our relationship with it. Whether it's a Moroccan tile, a Talavera pot, a Ukranian egg, an Indian saree, a stained-glass cathedral window or a Polynesian shirt and more - they are all beautiful! I want to be surrounded by colour, design and natural inspirations, so you will find all of those in my work.
My muses are sunshine, sunsets, starry skies, plant life, water, air and earth. I use all of my senses to take 'sensory snapshots' that I can transfer to the 'blank space of possibility'. I am always aware that all human cultures have so much in common when it comes to the process of meaning-making and beautification in the design of our clothing, architecture and domestic tools. It's in our nature to find some way to make an 'everyday' utilitarian object a thing of beauty - and also to honour the wonders of the natural world that give us shelter, food and a home. I make my creations first for myself - because expressing in this way is an affirmative process that brings balance to my life. That's why I share the amazing benefits of intuitive art with others. I work mostly on paper and with fabric and my process is all about colour, layering, texture and light.
In-Studio Visits (the Studio is currently unavailable - I’m working on fixing that!)
I welcome small, intimate groups and individuals into my home studio for a range of activities. You can try facilitated process art - painting or mixed media. Are you interested in learning about process-based textile work - a fabric collage for your wall or a useful home item like a pillow, window covering or quilt? Or, perhaps you would simply like to spend an hour or two in a peaceful space where you can get your intuition and creative juices flowing, complete a project you have in mind and do your own thing on paper, canvas, fabric or even sculpture. If so, contact me!
Process Art or Process Sewing
Individual - $26 for a two-hour session - basic supplies included.
Two participants - $15 per participant
Self-directed studio time (with help as needed) - basic supplies included
Per Person - $12/hour
Note: Basic supplies include paper substrates, small canvases, tempera paints, limited acrylic paints, markers, pencils, crayons, pastels, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, mixed media material, limited fabrics.
Extras would be: Large canvases, large amounts of acrylic paint and mediums, larger stash of fabric, specialty mediums for other art. You can bring your own, or I’ll supply.