Fall & Winter Workshops 2016

Upcoming awesomeness! VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA Art FUNdamentals •10 wks WEDNESDAY EVENINGS  Oct 5, 2016 – Dec 7, 2016 Time: 5:00 PM -6:30 PM, Level: Ages 8-9 *Link to register Art FUNdamentals at VAM is a fun and progressive course comprised of over 600 lessons making up a 7 year program. Children never repeat the same […]

Courage + Experimentation = Evolution!

  Almost a year ago, I started a drawing of trees on a wooden panel, and after 48 weeks of abandonment, I just mustered up the courage to experiment on it – and I’m super excited with the result! For as long as I can remember, I’ve drawn trees without leaves. Perhaps it was simply […]

Magical Mandalas • art class

  If you love mandalas and meditative art forms, you will love this drawing class! Delve into the ancient art of self-expression to create your own personal Mandala, and explore the sacred circle of symbols and patterns – so beautiful and easy to create – no previous art experience required! The very act of creating […]

Whisky Comparison

Another commission request for two portraits. Unless I’m on a path to certain insanity, my hope is that after years of drawing pets, I’m getting better. Even more so, that drawing the same reference twice, is actually the key to keeping fresh and growing in my own style. The second one always seems better…. but […]

Drawing Wild Animals Craftsy Online Art Class – Giveaway! Enter to Win!

Soon to be launched, I wanted to share a little about how special this class is going to be 🙂 (Giveaway details at the end of the post!)   This class is directly inspired from my Endangered Animals series and the very techniques and mediums I used to create them. In this class we will use charcoal pencils […]

Art Progression and Comparison

It started off as the usual pet portrait commission of a cat named Teacup. The same buyer then asked me for another, and another. That’s three in total, in the same medium and with the same reference. I pondered the sequential requests that night and weighed my thoughts out. Aside to a nagging belief that drawing […]

Six of Ten Most Endangered Species

I’ve written before about the heart-wrenching journey when I started drawing and researching Endangered Animals in 2013. It’s not over. Yesterday I read this article 10 Animal Species That Could Vanish in 2015 if We Don’t Act Now The animals listed are familiar to me. Not personally, as I have never had the honour of meeting a South China Tiger or […]