Welcome to my world of painting and creating…

… and a marshmallow world outside.  The Ides of November has marked our first significant snowfall this winter in Milton, ON.  Feast your eyes!

What a heavenly feeling to wake up to the hush and majesty of such a beautiful scene.  When it was first beginning to snow in the afternoon, my husband and I took a break from setting up our Christmas tree and stood transfixed at the window watching the frenetic activity around the feeders in the backyard. Squirrels so stuffed they looked like they were wearing parkas, miraculously still able to dart up and down the trees, blue jays swooping in for peanuts, and more cardinals gathered together than we could ever imagine … no clearer signal to us that we would be in for something big.

See if you can find my table in this photo!

And there is nothing like the magic of a first snowfall to put us in the right mood for Christmas and all the holidays coming up soon.

Sentinel Tulips (An English Garden Set), on display at the Artful Treasures Show

This year’s Artful Treasures Show on Fri. Nov. 31 and Sat. Dec. 1 at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake was a delight.  While most of my paintings in the show have been transferred to the FASM Gallery at the Milton Mall (55 Ontario St.S., Milton, ON), I have left the Crawford Lake Set at the Pumphouse to be hung in the current Members Exhibit.

The Niagara Shores Artists Exhibit and Sale , still on at the charming Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville, ON), will continue until December 17, 2018.  Join us for the Closing Reception on Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 5 – 8 pm, when we will raise a glass to the Holiday Season.

Strong and Free V, 12″x15″, framed, acrylic on paper

You can read about us in the article in Niagara This Week.

Rocky Shore (Sea and Sky Series), 30″x24″, acrylic on gallery canvas, on display at the Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre

While you are in Beamsville, consider taking a walk through the pretty downtown along King St. and enjoying a delicious lunch at The Olympia Restaurant.

Beamsville is along the Niagara Wine Route and there is no shortage of boutique wineries to choose from, including The Good Earth Winery, offering delectable vintages from the enviable soil and climate of the Beamsville Bench.

It Happened in Hawaii, 36″x 24″, gallery canvas, $450 – on display at The Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre

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In the meantime, read about my latest art escapades in Easel Tales, find all the details on my current and upcoming shows in Exhibits and Shows, and keep checking My Paintings for the many new additions to my inventory.


Gingerbread and more holiday baking coming soon!

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