Category Archives: Artist’s Blog

My first 3D artwork: the ‘rainbow crane’!

August 20, 2023 It took many walks on our local beaches to find just the right pieces of driftwood, but here he is, mister Rainbow Crane*. My very first piece of 3D artwork. A fun project that has kept me busy for quite some time. Isn’t he handsome? He is one of the ornaments on our otherwise boring… Read More »

What would Vincent van Gogh have thought of this? :)

August 9, 2023 Today was my birthday. I received art for a present. A huge Lego box with what will be a reproduction in lego bricks of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. It includes an adorable mini-fig of the great Dutch painter and he seems to look kind of surprised by what he sees… It would be almost… Read More »

Jet-lagged and injured :(

July 29, 2023 After spending some time in Europe to be a part of my moms 88th birthday, I have now returned to Canada and jet-lag is hitting me hard. It does not help that I have an over-exertion injury to my right shoulder (impingement of a tendon, ouch) that prevents me from getting any new paintings done… Read More »

How to transform a sheep into a shepherd…

July 3, 2023 If you follow my blog (bowing head in gratitude if you do…) you will have noticed some posts about the ‘Unflappable sheep’. It was a painting based on an old photograph I once took in the north of Scotland, featuring, you got it: a Scottish sheep. The backdrop was a castle at the edge of… Read More »

Chicken fight!

June 30, 2023 Almost Canada Day over here (tomorrow, July 1) and Independence Day at our American neighbours (July 4), so I will start with wishing you all wonderful, sunny, peaceful and enjoyable holidays! Oh how I struggled with this new painting! It started with a good base and I was happy to be able to depict the… Read More »

The morning paper

May 8, 2023 We all have our daily habits and ever since I moved out of my home country, unfortunately ‘the morning paper’ is nog longer a part of my routine. As a former photojournalist and writer, I just find little pleasure in today’s newspapers. I do enjoy listing to podcasts though, especially when they are free of… Read More »

How do you like my new studio?

Friday, 28 March 2023I am so excited! It has taken awhile, but after several weeks in our new house I am finally coming to a point where my studio space is in a state that allows the creation of new work! The astute observer will notice some non-artistic objects in the space: there can be no creative juices… Read More »

Feeling unsettled… and then: happy again!

April 10, 2023 Two weeks have passed since we moved house. A lot of the boxes in the living area have been unpacked and I have allowed myself some exploratory drives to enjoy many new and oh so quiet vistas. Still, I was going from high highs to low lows, and feeling particularly unsettled tonight. And then it… Read More »

We have moved!

April 7, 2023 After a few short weeks of preparing, planning and packing, we have moved to our new home. And in between the process of unpacking and reorganising, I make it a point to venture out and explore our new surroundings regularly. There is much to discover. How about our new ‘back yard’? The charming municipal beach… Read More »