Month: July 2016

2016 Bowker Creek Brush Up

Come and meet me on August 14 at the 12th Annual Bowker Creek Brush Up!

This art-in-the-park event involves about 40 local artists working in a variety of media who demonstrate and sell their art in Bowker Creek Park. I will bring along my drawing board and pencils, along with existing drawings, art cards, and of course the new colouring book. Come by for a chat, enjoy a burger at the fundraiser barbecue, and enjoy the hopefully-beautiful August day. You can find me on the path by the creek, right in the centre of the event.

For the location of the park, see here on Google maps.

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A Colourful Coast!

The Island Illustrators Society has produced a colouring book, and one of my drawings is on the cover!

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The book contains 33 west-coast-themed images created by 17 different illustrators. It can be purchased at Coast Collective in Colwood and a few other select places, as well as from participating illustrators.

I will have copies for sale at the Bowker Creek Brush-up, an annual art show and sale here in beautiful Oak Bay.  This year’s Brush-up will be held on Sunday, August 14, and I will post a reminder and details closer to the time. In the meantime, you can find the information here.

Hopefully see you there!


I enjoyed the ink work for the peristome in my last post, so decided to stick with the medium and spend some more time with the moss that inspired it.

My bryophyte identification skills are a bit rusty, but I am fairly sure the species is Homalothecium fulgescens, an epiphyte that is very common in this part of British Columbia.  I found it growing on the trunk of a big-leaf maple up by the university, and after the peristome, I decided to take a closer look at the rest of the plant.

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