Saturday, April 23, 2016

Do Not Move Fire Wood

currently available for sale at the Art Gallery of Lambeth
The house holds of Southern Ontario have been inundated with government generated adverts cautioning us not to move firewood. All of this effort has been part of a largely unsuccessful attempt to stop the march of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Series: At Risk
The back board is Masonite painted black and sealed. The 'floating board' is Masonite painted metallic gold. Collage elements are archival tissue paper I have hand dyed, found papers, and botanicals I collected and dried. Block printing, stenciling and painted images are acrylic.

In Praise Of Weeds


This image is of the Monarch Butterfly, and contains reference to the factors that have lead to its endangered status, logging in Mexico, habitat loss in North America, the use of pesticides, etc.

Series: At Risk

The backing board is Masonite painted black and sealed. The 'floating panel' is Masonite painted metallic gold. The collage elements are archival tissue I have hand dyed and written on, and embedded dried botanicals I collected. Block printing and painted elements are both acrylic.

Thank a Pollinator




This piece contains many references to the plight of the bee, and how reliant we are on pollinators.

While meant to provoke thought, many of the images are fun, and all are beautiful.

Series: At Risk

The Masonite back board is painted black and sealed . The small pieces are a combination of collage (hand dyed archival tissue) block printing and painted images (acrylic).

Juror's choice award STEAG Show 2009


"unraveled" painting yellow sulphur butterfly


canvas on Masonite

mixed media, framed


Millions of years ago leaves became flowers, wasps became bees, and moths became butterfly, all in an astonishingly short period of time. Our world has never been the same since. The development of fruit and seed added a whole new dimension to the food chain, and kick started an evolutionary frenzy. We quite literally owe our existence to that frenzy.

In less than a century we humans have managed to unravel that web of life. With pesticides, herbicides, and habitat destruction. We can reverse our course, but we must do it now.

Flight Path

Flight Path
mixed media

Humming Birds zip and hum their way around the garden. Seldom still, these amazing, tiny, jewel like creatures are only found in the America's, and are an important pollinator.

Paved Paradise

Paved Paradise


mixed media



Part of my 'at risk' series, Paved paradise is a statement regarding the loss of wetlands.
The horizontal stripes on the right side contain strips of currency and maps. The fern like shapes are the map symbol for marsh, and the heron is representative of all marsh life. In Native American lore the heron is symbolic of transformation... and of greed, how ironic.

Included in the Port Stanley 2012 calender.

Dance Of The Pollinators

bee, butterfly
Mixed Media, collage
18x24, framed

Mixed Media Mini's

Lillian Austin rose painting

sunflower painting

Venus Of The Waves

painting, Venus of the wave, terraskin
terraskin on deep canvas


Portrait Of A Printers Daughter

Mixed Media:
Juried in


Dawn Patrol

bee, painting

Daisy, Daisy, Daisy

15x20 mixed media  190.00


Rememberance 16x20, mono print

Van Gogh Sky

mono print, 6x6 $55.00


Daisy, Painting
Oxeye, Robin Baratta mixed media, 12x12, matted, 125.00