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Teresa's Vibrant Gerbers!
When Teresa commissioned me to paint gerber daises I was thrilled to say the least. I love love love the deep vibrant colours in this image and it shouts happiness and joy! Teresa felt the same way and has this hung in her living room. So fun! Thank you Teresa!
Brand Realty, Owen Sound
When Brandon and Gil Vanderschot contacted me to do some pieces for their office in Owen Sound I was thrilled!
They wanted images that were representative to our unique City and this trio focused on our amazing port and the activity that happens there.
The Algoma Compass (reference image porvided by Jamie Smith) was exciting to paint especially because of the perspective of the huge chain.
The Cheechimaun (reference image porvided by Jamie Smith) spends it's winters in our harbour and has the most grand tattoo ever!
And the grain elevators are a landmark to our working harbour. This photo captured by local photographer Michelle Breadner Robinson shows the delicate swan swimming in the reflection of the elevators showcasing beauty and the beast!
The Family Farm
A lovely friend of mine approached me and requested this commission piece of their family barn located in Meaford, ON.
Barbara loved the flax field and wanted more flowers in the ditch area - traditional to our Ontario ditches, full of sweet pea, queen anne's lace and golden rod.
It was a real treat to paint this piece. The barn had lots of history and the flax field balanced out the beautiful summer sky!
I especially loved painting the ditch! I have always been a big fan of our local wild flowers.
Mom and Kristy
My dear friend Kristy lost her mom this year and it made my heart ache for her. We have all suffered loss but loosing a parent is so very difficult. Kristy's mom Gay was a beautiful soul and she will definitely live on in my friend!
I wanted to show my love to my friend by honouring her with this portrait of her mother. I surprised her in the mail with this painting and I hope it will always bring back wonderful memories.
The background is at their cottage in MacTier. An awesome part of Ontario that I have been lucky to spend time at!
Michele and Papi
When my beautiful friend Michele lost her beloved Papi I knew I had to honour them both with this portrait.
Much more meaningful than a card or a casserole...and definitely from my heart.
I loved creating Papi's gaze and the reflection of the sunset in Michele's glasses. They were spending time at the Southampton Beach - one of their favorite places.
This memory will live on forever and it came from my heart with love. xo
Lisa and Poppa
Lisa's hubby Greg and their daughter Karly reached out to me about a surprise commission piece for Lisa!
Lisa's father had passed and they loved this image and really wanted it to be created on canvas to last forever.
I was thrilled with the commission and enjoyed creating the details to bring them both to life on canvas.
They were all thrilled with the outcome and definitely surprised Lisa!
I am so happy to be a part of this family love!
Good Ride Cowboy!
Jim wanted to surprise his son with this painting of them coming in from a ride.
The sunshine gave them a beautiful glow and the photographer captured the father and son spending time together with their beautiful horses.
The feeling is serene and tranquil and the memories will last a lifetime with this image captured on canvas.
Karin and her hubby contacted me and commissioned me to paint this beautiful lily. It was a wonderful opportunity to paint my favorite thing - flowers! We arranged for her to pick the painting up at The Fine Art Christmas Show in Owen Sound - double the fun!
Thanks very much Kelly. We're still love our painting just as much as the day we picked it up, and I'm sure we will feel that way forever. What a great job you did.
We'd be very happy to recommend your work to anyone interested in a custom piece like this. You made the whole experience a great one.
Hope you have a very happy 2020. Karin and Ed
The Shennette Boys!
Capturing a favorite memory from their youth is what happened in this painting!
The three Shennette brothers have spent their lives enjoying time at their cottage in Mactier. Swimming and kayaking, canoeing and campfires - all favorite pastimes at the cottage with their wonderful family!
It was a wonderful pleasure to surprise their family with this piece!
(side note - Kristy (mom of the boys) has been a long time friend of mine since meeting in our College/Uni years and working at the Toronto Star!) Fun memories!
Summerfolk Owen Sound reached out to local artists to donate their time to fancy up an adirondak chair as a fundraiser. This is my contribution - The Happy Chair! It raise some well needed cash for Summerfolk. It was a pleasure to be a part of this fundraiser AND I know the amazing winner - Liz! So fun!
A lovely commission to paint the favorite figure skates of Rachelle and hockey skates of Leighton!
Something to always remember their favorite skates from childhood!
Thank you Kim!
Owen Sound Summer folk!
Andrea contacted me and commissioned me to paint the advertisement doors on their home Farm Fresh Produce Stand!
It was a great pleasure to work outside and I was able to fit my paints and gear into the side bags on my motorcycle.
Located down the 11th Line just West of Meaford you will find this quaint roadside produce stand.
Organically grown produce and eggs available!
Follow Fedfarm on Instagram for cute antics from the chickens and alpacas!
Rosie's Wedding Bouquet Portrait
I was contacted by Anita, who wanted to do something special for her daughter-in-law to celebrate her recent wedding.
She emailed me photos of the wedding bouquet and we discussed the technique of painting she wanted me to achieve. The palette was soft tones and it was a very organic all natural bouquet.
The painting's 12" x 12" size captured the delicateness of the bouquet.
Here's what Anita said about the experience:
I had watched a Youtube video of another artist in another country do a painting of a wedding bouquet and decided it would be a perfect Christmas gift for my new daughter-in-law, Rosie. She and my son Bryn were married in August 2017 in France and her bouquet was one of the most beautiful I had ever seen.
You took my idea and listened carefully to what I wanted. You were so enthused over the idea and I really appreciated that.
Rosie was very happy ~ and impressed! ~ with the painting and it is now hanging in their home in the Middle East ~ Amman, Jordan. It travelled all that way and arrived unscathed.
It was certainly a pleasure working with you and the painting turned out fantastic.
Cindy came to my studio and requested one of my daisies to be painted with a specific background colour of dark navy blue – she brought a pillow from the bedroom where she wanted to hang the painting and I matched the colours perfectly.
The painting's 16" x 40" size fits beautifully over Cindy's bed!
I think Cindy needs 3 more pillows...with daisies!
Karen and John's Cow
While working a shift at the Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op three customers came in looking for me – they had seen my work before and asked me to paint a very large painting of a Charolaise bull cow. They provided me with a photo they loved and I did some research for more details on this type of cow. It was great fun achieving the details of the eyelashes and hairs on the chin!
Don't let the tiny photo fool you, at 40" x 48", that's a lot of bull!
What are you passionate about? What is your life's work? What gets you excited or soothes your soul? Let's work together to celebrate it in a piece of art that lasts forever.
You can call me at 519-270-3587 to talk about your ideas or email me by clicking on the button below.
Toni wanted to surprise her boyfriend with a painting of his favourite sports car. I was thrilled with the request and we came up with a great reference photo with awesome sun reflections
12" x 24" is just enough room to capture all those sleek reflections!