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Once a Dream Did Weave a Shade *New

"In this poem, Blake portrays the concepts of the return to innocence from experience." 
This resonated with my very soul when I read the poem and the meaning behind it.  
Something I never expected when I became an artist, is the journey.  There have been so many hills and valleys, so much learning, and unlearning.  And at every moment of revelation, I am always hope to find myself back to the innocence of beginning as an artist.
This painting represents that dream to innocence, but I didn't know it at the time. It felt like a new adventure as I was painting it, just like when I picked up my first brush.
A Dreamby William BlakeOnce a dream did weave a shade
O'er my Angel-guarded bed,
That an Emmet lost its way
Where on grass methought I lay.

Troubled, wildered, and forlorn,
Dark, benighted, travel-worn,
Over many a tangle spray,All heart-broke, I heard her say:

"Oh my children! do they cry,
Do they hear their father sigh?
Now they look abroad to see,
Now return and weep for …

Hold Me In The Dark *New

I have many paintings on the go right now, ones I even started before this one. 
But sometimes, you just have to sit down to some Enya, your favourite colours, and paint something. Whatever happens.
And it felt so good to disappear into this one. 
I will get a better photo in the future to replace that shine on the left side.

Just a small town girl painting a small town on a small canvas.... *New

It's just a small painting, but it commemorates my first session of painting since the summer of 2019.
We spent 3 months in Boston, USA and then a few near family over Christmas back in Canada.  Then mid January we went to Switzerland for 3 months, with plans to see so much on Europe.... So not a lot of painting got done, and not a lot of sight seeing either...
Then a pandemic broke out and we realized we might be staying a bit. And we were right! I am posting this in August of 2020 from Switzerland - that's a heck of a lot longer than 3 months! 
So we got to the business of ordering art supplies so that I may continue with my work (as if it ever feels like work!). And I painted this little nugget. It may not seem like anything fancy, but I enjoyed every moment of it's creation, and that love goes into future artwork.

Into the Mystic *New

This is the second painting I did whilst travelling Western Canada in an RV.   I am in love with this one so much!  At night, in the almost dark, the moon glows somehow, and to me that is magical!
Again though, this picture does not do it justice, it was a quick snap before going into storage.

Out To Sea *New

I painted this in the spring of 2019 with water soluble oil paint.  
We were living in an RV travelling around Western Canada at the time and it was hard to paint with oils. The room and storage is limited, and it takes a bit for oils to dry, so moving your house around can risk a wet painting. 
But this is one of two I completed while travelling. The lighting on the right side gives it a dull grey colour, this is not the case, that side is just as vibrant as the left.  This was one of the few pictures I took before putting it in storage.

Original Sales on Hold

Due to the obvious pandemic, all sales of originals will be on hold.
I am currently in Switzerland and will not have access to my paintings until I have returned to Canada to collect them.  However...

If there is a painting you are interested in, please feel free to send me a message via email at or my page on facebook to let me know and we can discuss it's sale for when I return.
Until then, my RedBubble store is still available for replicas and products.

Thank you for your patience!


Cast Away


In The Bleak Midwinter


And Still She Lights The Night


Seventh Childhood

October Blue

The Storm That Shall Arise

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Chaos In The Dark

The Calm Dark Hour

In Awe of Wonders and Possibilities


The Last Druid

The Changing Wind

I Dreamed I Lived By The Ocean

As The Sea Awaits My Soul

I Came Upon a Faerie Tale


There are sooooo many sparkles!!

Head In The Clouds


Great Southern Land


Anyone that is familiar with my posts know that many of my paintings are associated with music, often particular songs.  This one is no different. There is a great band from Australia that most of you might not realize you know - Icehouse. I listened to them during most of this creation. One song on repeat, hence the name. It was stuck in my head for days as I thought of doing this painting. I really hope that I have done Uluru justice. <3

Great Southern Land - by Icehouse

Amongst the Silent Guardians

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I painted this one specifically for my husband to hang in his office. <3

I Begged The Rain To Stay


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The Night I Disappeared

Deep Within the Breath of Serenity

Paint the Sky with Stars


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Less Travelled


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Chapter 10


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In Search of Alice

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The name of this one is reference to Alice in Wonderland. Lost in a dream state where everything seems not quite right and little off.
It's a wee little gem that works great on a small wall. Most ideal with foliage nearby!

Lovers Entwined

Echoes Of Ghosts


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So we (and by that I mean my husband) took this painting and put it through a program to hear what it sounded like.  We slowed it down and the sound was similar to eerie crickets or aliens, with a faint extra frequency in the background that sort of had an ethereal sound, hence the name.

Have a listen for yourself...

Behold the Might Of The Little Tree

The Warm Fragrance of July

The Moon That Soothed The Siren

An Enticing Wind


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I'll Leave My Love Between The Stars ~ For David Bowie


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Have I told you I love the movie Labyrinth yet?  Of course I have. That's the first thing I put on when I picked up my first brush.
I have been a David Bowie fan since I was a kid.  But not in the way you think.  I admit that I really am not very familiar with much of his music. And he has a lot! Don't get me wrong though, I love his music. Except the song 'Space Oddity', that one gives me chills to the very core of my being and I don't really know why.
The movie was my first introduction to him and wow was he awesome. (He may be the reason that I have always had an attraction to Goth-type men. Or punk men that wear makeup. And men with long hair....) I remember holding up the microphone to the tv speakers to record the music onto a cassette, I was enthralled by all of it.  And it was him, and all that he stood for that I loved, that I felt a kinship to. So when he died, much of the beauty of the man was gone and we mourned the loss of a driving…

Go Gentle Into the Good Night ~ For Anita

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You're thinking to yourself, isn't it 'Don't Go Gentle Into that Good Night'?  You are correct, if you are talking about the poem by Dylan Thomas.

But we are not talking about raging against the dying light. My painting was painted in sorrow, in pain and in memory.  In previous posts I have talked about the passing of my Aunt Anita.

In May she passed away, quietly and swiftly. And very unexpected. It was a blow to many of us as she was so well loved and such a beautiful light, an extraordinary example of not only what the world hopes of a Christian, but as a human being. The loss of her is deep, it is constant. Every day I think of her and most days now I can smile.

But some days, like today, I weep because she is not physically here anymore.

Today would have been her 67th Birthday and I can not call her, email her or hug her to wish her a wonderful day full of happiness and love. But I can pay homage with what I made, in her memory.

After I returned …

I Cherish The Loneliness of Autumn

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I am an October Baby. I spent my birthdays jumping in piles of leaves. I love the smell of leaves fading, the look of them falling to the ground and the sound of their crunch. That day when the wind changes ever so slightly and you know it's the makes me just as giddy and excited as when there is a thunder storm. 
And I love halloween, not in the conventional/commercial sense, but in the mysterious, dark spooky magic that tingles in the air on a late October night sort of way. 
But I have never liked the color orange, except when it is pertaining to Autumn and all that it entails. Then it is the most magnificent color in the world, so warm, so inviting, so special. It's as if the only color that exists in the month of October, is Orange.

I cherish the loneliness of autumn.... 
I am forty, I have become mortal.  I have no further psychic, emotional, or intellectual need to prolong summer seasons,  and it is only when autumn begins its play that I can tr…

Eve of a Lover's Moon

The Grace of a Murmured Offering


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The Beauty In The Journey

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This would be my 100th completed painting!! Hence the name of it.
It has been a journey so far that I never actually expected. As a child you never realize that there is so much more to being an artist than just creating art. There is pain, anger, enlightenment, personal growth and so many more emotions that one never expects. I have had to come to terms with hating things I have created, while others have loved it. That is a weird feeling. I have been so excited by something I still can't believe it came from inside me.
And then when you let that first artwork into the world, it's like letting a tiny a piece of yourself go, knowing that you may never ever see that painting again, so that when you look at pictures of your past work, you always wonder..... and then you have to let that go. I have many out in the world, and most I am aware of their locations and could see them anytime I want. But there are a few, they are out there, on some strangers wall, hopefully…

A Gentle Lullaby


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I had a dream about this in October 2015.  Sometimes they become a reality. Better this than some of my other dream options!
There is a shine on the left tree that I am unable to fully remove, so please note that the edge is not 'bright', it's normal.

Last Night of a Dying Sun


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This is my only painting that is lost from my meticulous archival information.  I really have no idea when I started it, I believe it was 2006 - like 95% sure.

It has been following me around waiting for me to finish it.  I know that when I started it I wanted it to be a painting of Charn (yes another Narnia reference) but after I did the base work, I realized I did not have the skill set to complete it the way I wanted. Or perhaps I saw a great dying sun and that's as far as my mind took it.  I do have a few paintings waiting for completion from years ago but this one is the oldest.

I have been staring at it, off and on for 10 years, pondering, thinking, waiting. Then one day it just felt right. And I am glad I waited because I am love with how it turned out!

Through The Night

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I had the idea for this going around in my head for days along with (of course)  Loreena McKennitt - Night Ride Across The Caucasus

I am so happy with how it turned out. In fact, I enjoyed this so much I am making many more, different colors, trees, scenery.... watch for them in the future!