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As we move forward into Phase 2 of this Pandemic I wanted to reach out with an update.
All of my events, shows, festivals and workshops for the 2020 Summer season has been cancelled for this year. I will know by the end of August whether or not the Cranberry Festival in Bala, Ontario set for the October 16-18th will go forward and in what format.
When Covid-19 shut the country down we were in the process of opening an artists cooperative in North Bay Ontario which would be open to all Northern artists with both a bricks and mortar location and an online presence. We secured our space the week Covid hit and had to put all plans on hold. The events we were slated to be part of have been cancelled or postponed however, we have been working hard behind the scenes to build our cooperative. We have been building partnerships, figuring out how to best use the space, researching grants and working hard to make our vision a reality.
Currently we are looking at an opening date of August 1, 2020. There is some uncertainty what this will look like however we are ready to go and make this happen. For further information please contact us :
I post regularly new work on my Facebook page and Instagram.

Stay safe…. wash your hands… wear a mask if you can… BE KIND! Reach out!

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Learn to take your Digital Camera off of the AUTO mode!

2020 Workshop Dates – Subject to change due to enrollment. At least 4 people to participate in the workshop. Location – Kin Park, 2732 Langdon Street, Blezard Valley, Ontario

Postponed until further notice!

Saturday, April 18, Sunday, April 19, 2020

Learn to take your Digital Camera off of the AUTO mode!

We will cover a wide range of introductory knowledge for you to build and hone your photographic skill set.

A solid foundation in photography begins with mastering the basics: aperture, shutter speed and composition. Basic photography rules, Rule of Thirds, Sunny F16 Rule.

Whether you are beginning your photography hobby or looking to refresh your existing knowledge, this workshop is designed to teach you the basic concepts of photography, broaden your understanding of the medium and use these skills to create high-quality imagery.

Mornings will be practical and weather permitting afternoons will be out in the field. Bring appropriate clothing, a tripod if you have one, and your camera. (and your manual) I will be setting up challenges for each afternoon. 



You will have to bring lunch but I will provide coffee/tea etc. and muffins.

 Please contact me at for more information.

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Happy Fall

Happy Fall…Every year I plan and anticipate with great excitement several “fall adventures”… unfortunately this year my adventures (due to circumstances beyond my control have been curtailed…)so I have been searching in my archives for some blasts from the past. These were taken back in October 2008 out at Deer Path Camp on Commando Lake ( Located just south of Lake Nipissing, Commanda Lake lies just south of the popular Restoule Provincial Park.

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Chick a dees

Good Saturday Morning…. love my backyard buddies.


Fast facts:The chickadee is the provincial bird of New Brunswick. Black-capped Chickadees are small birds that measure 12 to 15 centimetres long. They have grey backs, a black cap that covers their eyes, white cheeks and a black triangular bib on the throat. Their stomachs are white with buff along the sides and their wings and tail are dark grey with white edging.Chickadees make their chickadee-dee-dee call using increasing numbers of dee notes when they are alarmed.

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Gateway to the Arts

Excited to be embarking on this new endeavor. Please contact us for any information.

Hello All!This is a very happy post. We have been working diligently behind the scenes to bring Gateway To the Arts from dream to reality. We hit a few bumps along the way, mainly the one everyone is sick of hearing about, COVID, but a few others as well. However Dani-Lynn Redgrift-Berthelot, Shanan Thibault King and myself are exceptionally excited to let the cat out of the bag this afternoon. After looking at an endless stream of retail spaces we have confirmed (20 minutes ago) that the new location of Gateway To the Arts will be 151 MAin Street West in North Bay. This space is 1300 sq. Feet of beautiful upstairs space and 1300 sq. Feet of basement space that will be turned into studio space for rent and host several permanent artists. We could not be more pleased to have worked out a great agreement with the owner. This has been a long time coming but Gateway To the Arts finally has a CONFIRMED bricks and mortar home within the Gateway City. Our target open date will be October 1, 2020 just in time for the upcoming holiday season and we will be accepting artist applications as of TODAY. Gateway To the Arts will become THE place to go for gallery quality artwork from across the north with many membership levels. Our focus will be on promoting artists/artisans, mixed media artists and on promoting the sale of original art pieces. We will offer a directory of artists from across the north who will be available to facilitate workshops, seminars and classes of a professional quality while supporting the passion of a mature artists and children in positive learning environments. We will also be facilitating bookings for organizations, realtors looking to stage homes and film set design as well as offering quality events within the gallery and northern Ontario communities and organizations. Gateway To the Arts will follow a true co-operative model and our mandate will be to work together to help each other, teach each other and promote each other throughout the creative process.

For further information please contact us :

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Happy World Photography Day ~ August 19

Happy World Photography Day, August 19…. The soft click of the camera, a flash of light and a moment in time captured forever. Maybe digitally, maybe on film, the medium is never as important as the memory or moment caught. A group of people, a sunset, or even a fish jumping out of the water, a photograph is a way to feel the emotion and context of that exact moment. Celebrate that!Photography Day is a day whereby we pay tribute to the incredible art form that is photography. Just think about how important photography is, and it is not easy to see why this date is well-deserved.There are those personal photos that we all love and cherish, but there are also photos that tell a story. They tell us about significant periods in time or enable us to learn more about the planet. After all, they do say that a picture is worth one-thousand words, right?

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Happy Thursday!

Ta da! It’s Thursday…. August 13th, 2020. Almost the weekend! Saturday looking good weather wise…Sunday not so much! Enjoy!

Stay safe… hydrated… wear your mask!

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms and the bee comes”

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Happy Sunday… (July 19th)

Special day in our family… my oldest son’s birthday! To those celebrating a birthday, anniversary… any kind of celebration.. NO it is not quite how we envisioned it to be but that being said.. we have made progress with OUR diligence, perseverance and being SMART! For following the science and those that are respected educators!!

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Blue Jays, Dragon Flies & Chipmunks!

Been out and about the last week or so and have enjoyed the company of some great friends… (from my bubble) My back yard/back deck has been my sanctuary during this pandemic… and I have been richly rewarded! As we move into Stage 3 here in Northern Ontario… please follow the advice of the Health Experts. Wear your mask, wash or hands, social distance, BE KIND.. and respect one another!

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Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl

My piece for the Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl.” Before the Storm” 16 x 24 on wrapped canvas. It will be on display at The Gallery ” 180 Elgin Street. And will be of the Auction the week beginning July 20th.

“Before the Storm” 16 x 24 Wrapped Canvas