Christmas at the Marshland Centre – Nov 16-17

I will be showing my work in Lakefield on the weekend of November 16 & 17th from 10 – 4pm..  This is a lovely show in a scenic location in Lakefield.  It is boutique style, meaning that all of the artisan’s work is spread around the venue, artfully displayed.  This year is the 14th annual Christmas show, featuring the work of local and regional artisans.

Entrance is free, but you can make a donation in aid of the Lakefield Food Bank or the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society (LAWS).

It takes place at:

Marshland Centre
64 Hague Blvd, Lakefield.

Christmas at the Marshland Centre

Artisanity Show – Nov 1 – 3, 2019

I’ll be participating in the Artisanity show and Sale on November 1 – 3 in Peterborough.  This show includes many artisan crafts such as paintings, wood turning, pottery, gourd art, scarves, ornaments, stuffed animals, jewellery, quilts, felted items and much, much more.  Free Admission, it is a fundraising show for the Artisan Centre, Peterborough.

Takes place at:

Knight of Columbus Hall,
317 Hunter Street,

Hunter St. & Rubidge St.

Artisanity Show & Sale

New Images

I had a friend, the talented Kathryn Frank, take some photos of my platters for me, and I’m thrilled with the results.  Here is one to start with.  Running bunny.

running bunny

running bunny

Gregory Thielker: Under The Unminding Sky – WeTransfer This Works


“In my paintings, I’m interested in highlighting the way we see the world,” says American painter Gregory Thielker. Initially this seems like a simple statement, but when you think about it, it is more complex than it first sounds. He is an artist interested in our perception of the physical things around us, rather than those things themselves.

So reads the article about Gregory on the site, a popular site for transferring large files.  They transport you to a rainy summer day when the rain is coming down in buckets.  I think they are exciting and wouldn’t mind having one hanging on my wall on a hot and sticky day to look at.

Source: Gregory Thielker: Under The Unminding Sky – WeTransfer This Works

Toronto Landmark gets recognition

Peter Doig’s Country-Rock (Wing-Mirror) painting sells for $15.5M
Oil landscape depicts odd Toronto landmark as seen from the passenger seat of a car.

Our beloved rainbow painting, was originally painted by Berg Johnson, who was 16 when he first decided to decorate the concrete tunnel that passes underneath a railway line next to the Don Valley Parkway. Originally from Norway, Johnson was inspired by the memory of a friend named Sigrid, who died in a tragic car accident nearby. He often would complain to her that people in Toronto “never looked up”, and following her death, endeavored to do something to “make people smile” (Berg Johnson quoted in: The Toronto Star, 3 November 2012)

Read more about the painting that Peter Doig has recently sold at Sotheby’s website and at the CBC site for a video about it.