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Artists for Conservation

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been invited to join a wonderful organization called Artists for Conservation as a signature member!  

From their website:
“Artists for Conservation is a Canadian based international non-profit. AFC represents 500 artists Read more >

Strathmore toned paper – Wolf study

Strathmore toned paper – Wolf study

Lately, I’ve been working on sketches using Strathmore toned paper.  I’ve always worked on white paper before so this is quite a change.  Working on toned paper is a great way to easily cover a wide range of values by using the colour of the paper as the midtone. In its simplest Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Mallard hen

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Mallard hen

Often the most humble of subjects can be the most appealing. I’m fortunate to see mallards often where I live and I’ve learned to appreciate their surprising beauty. Easy to overlook, they are actually very appealing birds and I’ve spent a lot of time observing them up close. Whether Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Barred Owl

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Barred Owl

Owls are fearsome and seemingly fearless predators. They steal in on silent wings, seize their unsuspecting prey and generally swallow it whole. Some of the larger species have been known to prey on eaglets in their nests. Yet, we are seldom aware of their presence. An owl sitting quietly on a branch Read more >

Digital drawing – Bald Eagle

Digital drawing – Bald Eagle

There has been a lot of controversy concerning digital art in the past but today I think that it’s undeniable that digital programs are a wonderful addition to any artist’s toolbox. Many artists use them to plan their compositions and in that sense they’re invaluable because placing Read more >

Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries

Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries

North Light Books publishers of Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries have announced that it will release this latest volume shortly. It is available for order from their online store, as well as all major bookstores. One of my pieces, Red Fox- Renard Roux, is included in this volume. 

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Strokes of Genius 10 : Inspiring Subjects

Strokes of Genius 10 : Inspiring Subjects

It’s been an exciting week!  I feel fortunate to have had two of my drawings, “Dance for Joy” and “Mocha”,  selected for inclusion in Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects, scheduled for release in the fall of 2018.

The first, Dance for Joy, has an interesting Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Shetland Pony

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Shetland Pony

There a few animals so universally beloved as the horse. It seems almost every country or region on earth has its own trademark breed from the elegant Arabian that was bred to survive in a harsh desert climate to the proud and free Mustangs of North America. Of course Canada too has its hallmark breed Read more >

Pastel & Graphite Wildlife Illustration

Pastel & Graphite Wildlife Illustration – Deer Mouse

Pastel & graphite are not traditionally mixed but anything goes when mixing media! One of my favourite small illustrations is of a deer mouse. The composition is simple and because it is a vignette, the focus is easily kept on the deer mouse. I have been using this illustration as my profile picture Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Caribou at Creek

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Caribou at Creek

Composition can mean making difficult choices. When I composed Caribou at Creek, I struggled with the fact that I would be cutting off a good portion of the antlers. After all, although caribou have many beautiful features, those antlers are what we all think of when we think “caribou”. Read more >