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About myartshow

I started this blog to share my art and poetry. And to explain why and how I engage in the creative process. A learning process with social media. My first project was a monthly journal of poetry. My second project focuses on my recent art projects, painting series, the the stuff I make from recycled materials and art inspirations. Recently, I tell you what I am up to and where in each season. My poems and stories are found on a new blog:

Art On Site 2017



Posted by on December 28, 2016 in arts and culture


2016 Events & Shows



November & December

Kris Kringle Craft Market, Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo, BC
November 17, 18, 19 & 20

Cavalotti Lodge Craft Fair, Cavalotti Lodge, Nanaimo, BC

September & October

Harvest Festival, Street Fair in the Old Quarter, Nanaimo, BC
Sat. September 20

Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market, Bastion Square, Nanaimo, BC
May  7 – October 7

July & August

On Site Art Market, Fitzwilliam Gate, Old Quarter, Nanaimo, BC
Sat. August 11

Canada Day Celebration, , Bastion Square, Nanaimo, BC
Friday July 1

May & June

Kootenay Rock & Gem Show, Community Centre, Castlegar, BC
June 4 & 5

Courtney Rock & Mineral Show, Courtney Legion, Courtney, BC
April 16 & 17

March & April

Spring Festival of Awareness, Shatford Centre, Penticton, BC
April 29 -May 1

Port Alberni Rock & Gem Show, Cherry Creek Community Hall, Port Alberni, BC
March 5 & 6



















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Posted by on November 15, 2016 in arts and culture, color, jewelry, outdoor art


“On Site Art Interchange” Exhibition 2016

In is third year of :”Art On Site Interchange”, from January to March, a group met weekly at the Vancouver Island Regional Library North, Nanaimo Branch instead of painting in different locations each week.

The culmination of this group is an exhibition in the library of some of the work started and/or completed during the past 13 weeks. There are eight artists contributing to the exhibition  showing from April 5 – April 19.

The interest developed in this drop in art group resulted in the creation of a new group in the downtown library branch starting on Wed. April 20. It also caught the attention of a Toronto librarian and an artist in Calgary, who hope to get a group started in those cities.

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Posted by on April 6, 2016 in arts and culture


On Site Art 2016


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Posted by on January 12, 2016 in arts and culture


Summer Events 2015

Best Natural productsseasonal wreathsnew semi-precious stone bracelets

Schedule of Market & Events May -Oct.

Bastion Waterfront Market at Pioneer Plaza in Nanaimo, BC – Fridays 2 – 6 pm.

Lantzville Farmers Market at St. Philip’s by the Sea in Lantzville, BC 1 – 4 pm.

Selkirk & Kokanee Rock & Gem Show in Castlegar, BC Sat. & Sun. June 5 & 6

City of Nanaimo Street Entertainer – painting in specified locations anytime between May – Oct.
(see Eventbrite advertisement).

Canada Day Market at  Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC
Cruise Ship Markets  at Bastion Waterfront Square, Nanaimo, BC

New events added when they are confirmed.

ad for Nanaimo farmers Market artwork sale at Nanaimo Farmers Market

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Posted by on May 30, 2015 in arts and culture


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OSAI 2015 mini exhibitions


January 6, 2015Vancouver Island Series: Nanaimo Area. Acrylic painting sketches/en plenair, acrylic on paper

January 11, 2015Vancouver Island Series :Rosewall Creek  – Comox Valley, Acrylic painting sketches/en plenair,
acrylic on paper.

January 21, 2015Vancouver Island Series: , Strathcona Park, Acrylic painting sketches/enplenair, acrylic on paper.

January 29, 2015 –  Paris – Chartres  France Series, 3 paintings from the series, acrylic on canvas.

  art show at Literacy Bookstore OSAI at NWRS exhibit OSAI2015 at One Stop Youth6  


February 4, 2015 – Paris/ Chartres Series, 3 paintings, Acrylic on canvas.

February 11, 2015 – Vancouver Island Series, Gold River – Tahsis, Acrylic painting sketches/en plenair, on paper.

February 18, 2015 – Sand, Sea and Seaweed Triptych, Acrylic painting on wood sculpture/screen

February 25, 2015Vancouver Island Series, Cameron lake and Cathedral Grove, Acrylic painting sketches/en plenair on paper

painting at The Gathering Place On Site Art Interchange 2015 exhibition of VI Nanaimo OSA! 2015 at Old Quarter5


March 3, 2015 – Arizona and  New Mexico Series, Acrylic painting sketches/en plenair on paper

March 12, 2015 – Abstract Nature 2, a variety of small abstract paintings/maquettes, Acrylic painting on wood, Acrylic painting on canvas, 3 dimensional works

March 17, 2015 – California Series, Acrylic painting sketches/en plenair on paper

March 25, 2015 – Looking Out, Looking Through, 2 paintings from the series in progress,  acrylic on canvas

OSAI 2015 at North Nanaimo Library7 OSAI 2015 at One Stop Youth4painting at Dufferin Place1

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in arts and culture


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On Site Art Interchange 2015


                                            Wind Up Exhibition

OSAI 2015 at Old Quarter1

Harbourside Walkway, Nanaimo, BC

Friday April 3, 2015

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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in arts and culture

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