Yeeha! A new year dawns and I'm more than ready for furthering my budding 2nd career as an artist. Having survived the first six months of retirement I am moving more into creating, displaying and promoting my art. Coming up this year will be further display at the Daffodil Gallery in Edmonton, a spot at Night of Artists in St. Albert, likely the Whyte Ave Art Walk with the NOA group and a group abstracts show at VASA. As well a group of local abstract artists are forming together to work on techniques and marketing, should be cool! Stay tuned!

The building that the Visual Art Studio Association is in, is now branded so that people from far and wide can find us.

In early May Rick Rogers and Peter Gegolick proposed to start a new, ad hoc, totally fun painting group of abstract artists who wanted to work with thick, goopy, layered paint. Of course, the name was to be The Goop of Seven. What a scream! I was in without having to think of it. Anyways, we have put together a series of workshops for the growing number of goopy artists. I experimented with Liquitex Pouring Medium for several months now, it's great stuff with a lot of interesting effects possible with different handling and paints. Enjoy, I certainly am!


My new series is composed of very abstract paintings that I am naming after pieces composed/played by jazz master, Miles Davis. "Why, you ask?" Because I am a huge fan of Miles Davis and often listen to his jazz music while painting. These works will be shown in June 2014 at the Daffodil Gallery. Miles does Miles. Look for it!