Impressionistic & Whimsical

3780 – Welcoming Woods

3780 –  Welcoming Woods Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 16 inches PRIVATE COMMISSION Welcoming Woods was commissioned by the children of a friend as a birthday gift for her. When asked what she would like in a painting, she told them she wanted Trees and Roots. Inspired by a hike on Whiskey Rapids Trail in Algonquin Park, Ontario, I added the Raven flying down the path in the distance to guide the viewer into the forest. The Raven brings with him the ability to bend time and space for the perfect moment at the right time. He signifies rebirth, renewal, reflection and healing. He helps the transitions and transformations move along smoothly by casting light into the...

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3775 – Winter Solstice

3775 –  Winter Solstica Acrylic on Canvas 10 x 8 inches The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still) because at the solstices the Sun’s declination appears to ‘stand still’. According to Forever Conscious, “The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection. In Pagan times the winter solstice was referred to as Yule and was a celebration of the Goddess (Moon). I chose colours to reflect the mystical and self-relective qualities for this time of year. Share and Enjoy...

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3764 – Imagine

3764 – Imagine Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 16 inches, Unframed SOLD     This painting was inspired by the poem The Season of Phantasmal Peace by Derek Walcott. I imagined the birds of the earth desperately trying to save the world from extinction. I simplified the concept with one bird and the focus of world peace and cooperation in protecting our resources. The title came to me one day when listening to John Lennon’s, Imagine.   Share and Enjoy...

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3754 – Fire Rooster

3754 – Fire Rooster Acrylic skins & Mixed media on Canvas 14 x 11 inches, Framed           2017 is the year of the FIRE ROOSTER in Chinese Astrology. Those born under the sign of the Rooster will often find success when they allow themselves to be led by their instincts. Share and Enjoy...

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3753 – Heart Strings

3753 – Heart Strings Acrylic skins & Mixed media on Canvas 14 x 11 inches, Framed               What pulls at your heartstrings? Our hearts are our most sensitive organ, responding to every emotion we feel. While creating acrylic skins for an art show, a heart-shaped skin from my paint palette provided the initial inspiration for this painting. I added more heart-shaped pieces to represent the people and things we love, and a fine raffia for the strings that intersect and connect them all. Heart strings are those things that powerfully affect our emotions and reference our deepest feelings of love and compassion. Share and...

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3750 – Autumn Apparition: Embrace

3750 – Autumn Apparition: Embrace Acrylic Skins on Canvas 40 x 30 inches, Framed                 My love of trees is evident in many of my paintings, so it was no surprise when one in a friend’s garden provided inspiration for Autumn Apparition. The tree has two intertwined trunks so when viewed at a certain angle one tree appears to hold the other in an embrace. Using the tree as my starting point, I decided on a fall scene filled with warm colours reflecting love and affection. Then the idea came to add in the silhouette of a couple who had spent time in the forest, leaving behind their energy. To create the trees in the...

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