Teaching and Travel

  Me at English Bay, Vancouver Nov 2015 In November of 2015 I spent some time in Vancouver visiting friends, attending the culture crawl and going to an orientation for the M.A.A. program at Emily Carr (love the Low Residency program and to attend is a big goal of mine). I headed back in May […]

“Sightings” mural project time lapse video, Wendy Struck

  Wendy Struck “sightings” Mural in Progress, part 1 Wendy Struck “sightings” Mural in Progress, part 2


DRAWING WORKSHOPS Beginner to intermediate. Get back to basics. Explore and enjoy the freedom of large scale drawing using charcoal, pencil and ink for black and white studies, chalk and oil pastel for colour studies. A great day for learning, experimenting and practice. ADULT (16+) April 12 – 10 to 4pm (half hour break for lunch) $95 TEENS (12-15yrs) April 26 […]


The winter session of art classes at the Hive will wrap up in two weeks. One of the adult classes that I teach, Sketchbook Study 2, presents exercises and small projects with a variety of drawing and painting mediums. Here are a few sketchbook pages “in progress” from some current students. These are colour theory and […]

Creative Environments

If you are like me, you are eager for Spring when we can stretch out and live outside again. I am looking forward to many outdoor painting projects this year and am currently scheduling my busy spring, summer and fall seasons so that once the snow has melted I am ready to begin. If you […]

My sketchbook

In January I began ROOT: A 30 day sketchbook journalling project (with Lisa Senora Beam at www.lisasonorabeam.com. The sketchbook project is over for now but she provides great resources for artists, check it out) that has proven to be quite influential to my new studio work. I have long been a fan of the sketchbook […]

Winter ART CLASSES with instructor Wendy Struck

  LITTLE ARTISTS (ages 4-6 years) Group 1 – with Wendy Struck Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm February 1 – March 29 (no class February 15) $85 Includes all materials. TEEN (ages 12-16 years) Group 1 – with Wendy Struck Saturdays 3:00-4:30pm February 1 – March 29 (no class February 15) $130 Includes all materials. SKETCHBOOK STUDY 1 […]


Time slips away when I am painting. And sometimes when I’m not! I have been busy these last few months, so I havent been blogging or posting. I thought things would slow down in April, then May, now its the end of June and I am looking at a very full summer ahead. I don’t buy into […]

Summer Art Classes

Come explore, play and create at the Hive! Fun-filled and inspired classes with projects and short field trips with summer explorations in mind! Spaces are limited, so please register early. Little Artists 4-6yrs Sculpture is our focus, with additional drawing and painting exercises! Mon-Fri, July 8 to 12 10am to 12pm $100 including materials Youth […]

Better to Bend

  I’ve been cleaning out the studio, thinking I need to move out the old to make room for new. While it’s great to have work on the walls for visitors to see, there’s a time when I find that past work being in my line of vision can hold me back. So, I’m trying to […]