Mary Ann’s Glads

A good friend and neighbour in Cape Breton, Mary Ann, gave me gladiolas from her beautiful garden, and a new garden at that since she moved last year. I finally got around to painting them.

Mary Ann’s Glads, 14″ x 10″, watercolour

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Miniature Shields from January show at GAS

Gerard Art Space (GAS) in Toronto kindly accepted four of my pieces as part of their textile exhibit last January 2018. Here are the four pieces, framed plus close-ups. It was a fun show with interesting work by a number of artists.

The shield project is about protection, distancing, scarring, and opening up. Shields are representative of things we use (psychological and otherwise) to protect ourselves as well as well as the body. They are expressive of hurts and also the beauty of how we shield ourselves from hurts, old and new, perceived and imagined. And, of course, they reference Japanese armor.

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A couple more paintings from this past winter

Anemones, Cape Breton 14″ x 10″ Watercolour SOLD

Long-eared Cattle and old Truck, 14″ x 10″ Watercolour

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Today’s painting

Great Blue Heron 14″ x 10″ Watercolour

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A couple of familiar Cape Breton scenes

Little River Beach 14″ x 10″ Watercolour SOLD

North River, Cape Breton 14″ x 10″ Watercolour SOLD

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Textile Group Show at Gerrard Art Space

Happy New Year! 2018!

I am happy to start off the year with a textile show at GAS (Gerrard Art Space). I have four framed washi paper and stitching pieces in the group show. I will post pictures of the four pieces after the show closes. Here is a sneak peak . . .




WHAT:  The Textile Show, January 10 – 28, 2018

WHEN:  Reception Saturday, January 13th, 3-6 pm

WHERE:  1475 Gerrard Street East Toronto

GAS Hours: Wed-Sun 2pm-7pm/Mon-Tues CLOSED





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Upcoming Intro to Tapestry classes in Toronto

I am looking forward once again to be offering Intro to Tapestry classes starting Tuesday evenings, November 7 & 14 and continuing through the rest of the fall at Eweknit & Craft store at Bloor & Shaw in Toronto. The store itself is wonderful and an inspiring setting for the classes. Here are some samples of student work done in my recent class at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Contact me or the store directly to enrol:

phone: (416) 530-4438; email:

You can also enrol online – click on link below

Intro to Tapestry Weaving

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