Bears and Salmon Part 2

i want to share a few more pix from the show......the only one with a person in it is a friend who is meeting Ursula the glass bear for the 1st time.....it was love at 1st sight!!! thank you to all who came out to see the show...it continues on at Gabriola Artworks till the end of the august.....

i rarely put pix of myself in my blog or on facebook.....any opinions about this people? should i be putting pix and me and my art too?

Ursula in glass and her friend, on the painting

Ursula the Glass Bear and a new friend!

large glass salmon...32" long

glass windows and bowls

more fused glass bowls 

Glass Bear bowl 

Salmon and their reflections

more of the big glass fish

glass bowls, glass fish and glass window

more bowls

close-up of glass bear bowl

glass peace platter
more mixed media painting

fish and bears!

blue tree window

glass bear with irid glass

glass crow bowl

Wild thing, Bear painting

Bear and Salmon

Ursula, the Bear.....40" long x 30" tall
so, the opening night for my big annual solo show at Gabriola Artworks has happened!!! it was fabulous....the champagne flowed, the music played and the art was admired!!! and bought...yay!!!


Steel and Glass Salmon Fish.....from 18" long to 32" long.....

unfortunately i cannot seem to upload actual "in situ" pix at this time....but i will when i figure out why this is not working.....oohhhh.....this tech stuff really drives me crazy sometimes..... in the meantime here are a couple of studio shots of the bigger sculptural pieces from the show.....

stay tuned for more pix to come....

Natural Inspirations

crab detail in glass bowl

mermaids in glass
guitars in glass
i am soooooo excited! these images are all close-up detail shots of a larger piece....i have been working and creating a body of work for my 10th annual solo show! coming up tomorrow!!! 
it is hard to believe it has been 10 years! that is definitely the biggest commitment i have made to anything work related in my life...and i am totally loving what i do! 
on the other hand, so much has happened in the last 10 years it is kinda hard to believe it has only been a decade.....
i have not always been a creative person and i am very grateful for this amazing creative life i have now......

Arts on the Avenue Show

so, as you may know, i was down to the Arts on the Avenue show at Ladysmith last weekend
it is a nice art show, with some really great art. i was invited to be the guest artist and had a 20 x 20 covered area to inhabit for the day.....cool hey?? 

 i only had 1 1/2 hours to set up so i was grateful to have 3 helpers for most of that time....whew...it was a rush for sure...to put on a full glass show in that short of time is crazy!!! but we did it....i had amazing help at home on gabriola to get me started... thanks to kathy ramsey!! gallery owner extraordinaire.... and i also had some great display stands built by my guy....yay!!!

 the volunteers were helpful and friendly.... kathy, rita, claudio, rod, wendy, mimi (love that name)...thanks to all of you...and it was a big crowd, with some real art appreciators.....thank you Ladysmith!!

3 piece screen
reflection of screen on asphalt

i love the reflection that glass makes.....

up next, studio tour in october, right here in my own studio.....but 1st??? a nice little camping trip and some relaxin' time....oh yah......and more painting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Free 2 Roam Show Happenings

A few pix from my latest art show at Gabriola Artworks...opened Aug.4 and will be showing for a few weeks....if you're in the area stop by and have a look....lots of colour and characters.....the opening was fantastic...Gabriola crowds are always the best!!! and some friends, old and new from over on the big island also!! thanks so much to all for supporting the arts on our beautiful island!!! xoxo

center of the room display

Woof bowl and platter

chicks garden stakes

bee bowls

chicken totem pole "home to roost"

mixed media paintings

glass wall tiles on wood panel