Saturday, 16 September 2017


          I have just learned that High Oaks Farm,18x18, was awarded 2nd place in the
    Boldbrush Competition in August.  Thank you to the judge, Tony Pro.High Oaks Farm is 
            available at the West End Gallery in Victoria:

I'm very excited to be invited to participate in the prestigious American Masters Show at the Salmagundi Club in New York City!  The exhibition opens mid October but can now be seen on their website:

I have two paintings in the show:   The first is All Tied Up, an oil on panel, 18x24.    As you will have figured out by now,  I love painting old rowboats and was especially attracted to the arrangement these made tied up to the old dock in Ganges on Salt Spring Island.

The second one is a small 12x12 oil that I painted from studies done at Oak Bay Marina near my studio early one morning. 

Saturday, 25 February 2017


I have been very very pleased to have received a number of awards in 2016 - thought I would post some of the pics:
The Bicycle and the Boat, oil, 24x24  received an Honourable Mention in the OPA Spring Showcase and an Award of Excellence at the OPA Western Regional Exhibition

Blue Boat Reflected, oil, 24x24  received Second Place at the OPA Fall Showcase, Second Place Overall in Plein Air Salon April/May and Fourth Place for Impressionist Landscape in the AmerArt Awards and was a Finalist in the Sedona Art Prize for August.
White Boats on a Beach, oil, 24x24  received an Honourable Mention at the Oil Painters of America Summer Showcase and a Juror's Choice Award at Sidney Fine Arts Exhibition.
Finished For the Day, oil, 24x18  was a Finalist in the Sedona Art Prize for December
Waves Coming In, oil, 12x24, received Best in Show in the Sedona Art Prize for October
When the Tide Comes In, oil, 36x24  won Best Landscape in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Showcase.

Resting By the Rocks, oil, 12x16  was accepted into Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition.

Falcon and Friendship, oil, 18x24, has been juried into the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition.