Festival of Lights Display Contest


This was my entry for the new light display contest that the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society organized. The criteria were it had to be a locomotive with a driver, be within 7ft by 7ft and it could only contain the colours white, blue, red, yellow, green and purple. I was one of the runners-up!


For the past couple of years Creative Airdrie has invited local artists to propose designs to be painted onto handmade Adirondack chairs. After a panel of judges look at the submissions, ten artists are chosen to each paint their design on a chair. The chairs then get auctioned off at a gala and the proceeds go towards arts and culture initiatives in Airdrie.

This is my first year submitting some designs. One design is inspired by my love of blue jays and the west coast art of British Colombia. The other design is all about color and the whimsical fun of paper airplanes. Wish me luck!




Hello and welcome!

I am currently working on a painting of my daughter, Alice. It’s about 3 ft by 2 ft. My goal is to finish it by February because I would like to include it in an exhibit at my local leisure centre. I get to show four large paintings in a really nice open space with lots of natural light.

Here is a sneak peek at where I am at right now with The Alice Painting:



I am also currently reworking a painting from university. It’s abstract with a focus mainly on colour and depth and movement. This is what it looked like before I started reworking it:



And here is a taste of it now:


I keep adding and taking away from it constantly so we shall see where it goes. It will also be part of the February exhibit.