Floral and Wildlife Available Art Gallery #2

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Stalking The Marsh

Stalking the Marsh
4x4, glazed acrylic on cradled wooden board, $80. ready to hang.

Marshes are teeming with life, and where there is life someone is hungry.
Birds on stilts, whether they're herons, egrets spoonbills or any one of dozens of wetland dwellers
wade and wait, looking for a meal.
Wetlands are in danger from climate change, and ravenous development the world over, they are also the cradle that so many creatures of the air and water are born and develop in, and are much needed carbon sinks. We cannot let them disappear.


Monday, March 1, 2021

Sky Warrior


Sky Warrior
I've long had a special place in my heart for hawks (raptors) I remember a time when seeing one was a big deal, DDT had almost wiped them out. 
My dad told us Native American stories about warrior and sky maiden's decedents becoming hawks so they could fly between the sky people and the earth people's worlds protecting both
18x24. mixed media on canvas wrapped wooden panel, framed ready to hang
$335.00 buy now

Rose Hip Jam


Rose Hip Jam 
Rose Hip Jam, during WW2 in Britain, kids my mum included, were sent into the hedgerows to collect rose hips, which were dried for vitamin C supplementation. The piece contains a bit of one of my mums journals, where she complains there was no sugar to make them more palatable.

18x24, mixed media, on wrapped wooden panel, framed ready to hang
$320.00 contact me to purchase

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Face The Sun


12x12 glazed acrylic on board, 

$125.00 Buy now



12x12 glazed acrylic, on board

$125.00 buy now

Pods and Corals


Creatures of the air and sea, delicate, imperiled and beautiful. 
In a classical style still life a skull often was included to remind the viewer of the impermanence of life. In this my contemporary version the  shell takes the place of that grim reminder. Will future generations marvel at what we lost and condemn us for being so carelessly selfish? Or will children still be able to chase butterflies and collect treasures from the sea?

                                     Pods and Corals, 16x20, Glazed Acrylic on wooden panel, 

Framed, in black floating frame.  

$320.00 Contact for purchase

Colours of Summer


In the early morning light Prairie Cone Flower glows like the sun still recalcitrant  behind the morning mist. This earlier work of mine shows the genesis of my signature style. 

18x24 Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang

 $320.00 consigned to Art and Soul Café Port Stanley

Joseph's Tree


Joseph's Tree
Joseph, our favorite park ranger, in our favorite SC State Park spun some amazing tales of history both natural and human. To him the magnolia was a symbol of friendship, beauty and generosity prevailing over the darkness of war, hate and evil deeds. This young tree overcame adversity, growing in a swampy salt marsh, and surviving several hurricanes that devastated the island in it's short life. 
It is tenacity personified, the perfect symbol of all that is good in human nature.

 Glazed Acrylic, 8x10, on cradled wooden board, ready to hang
 $130.00 Available contact

Primarily Iris



Iris signal the start of summer, in primary colours, and shades there of.  Graceful with elegant lines, standing tall and proud above the rest of the gardens citizens. What's not to love about that!
Primarily Iris, Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
 5"x15" CDN $140.00

contact Art and Soul Café Port Stanley purchase

Hello Anole


On Sunny Southern days, these little guys entertain darting hither and yon searching for a bug snack.
Hello Anole, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang 
 8x10, CDN $160.00

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Do Not Move Fire Wood

24x30, mixed media on wooden panel
$560.00 buy now

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, stencilling and painted images are acrylic.

In Praise Of Weeds

24x30, mixed media, on wooden panel, framed ready to hang
$560.00 buy now

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

24x30, mixed media, on wooden panel, framed ready to hang

$560.00 buy now

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


24x30,"Unraveled" painting yellow sulphur butterfly, canvas on Masonite
mixed media, framed, ready to hang

$560.00 buy now

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.

Paved Paradise

Paved Paradise, 30x24, mixed media on wooden panel, framed ready to hang

$560.00 buy now

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, on cradled wooden panel
18x24, ready to hang

$330.00 buy now

Monday, January 2, 2012

Nest Weaver

Oriole painting detail 24x30, mixed media, Cradled Masonite unframed, ready to hang $430.00

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stitching The Moon To The Sky

geese against the moon painting
acrylic on board
unframed, wire attached