December 20, 2014

Christmas in the Village

December 9 - January 3, 2015
Building on the success of last years event Westland Gallery is pleased to present its next group show featuring professional artists within the region.
Included in this exhibition are:
Peter Burke ~ Anita Granger ~ Bonnie Parkinson ~ Catherine Morrisey ~ Donna Andreychuk ~ Elaine Ball ~ Fran Whitney ~ Heather Keating ~ Jamie Jardine ~ Janice Howel ~ Suzette Terry ~ Troy Ouellette ~ Paul Brunelle ~ Michael Hunter ~ Lisa Johnson ~ Douglas Black ~ Nancy Kravalis ~ Pat Gibson ~ Cheryl Radford  ~ Sue Garrington ~ Sarah Cowling ~ Gwen Card ~ Debbie Packer

October 8, 2014

Million Tree Challenge

The Million Tree Challenge seeks to inspire Londoners to plant one million trees to enhance environmental and human health in our Forest City. A project of ReForest London, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City, through the benefits of trees. Planted this sugar maple tree today.

September 21, 2014

Culture Days / Doors Open

Next weekend, September 27 & 28, 2014 is Doors Open London.  London is one of the oldest host cities in Ontario. Combined with Culture Days, this year’s event is themed on “I love culture”.

Kym Wolfe and I will be at Doors Open Site: Attic Books to talk about the process of creating a book from inception to print, including the collaborative process, tips for self-publishing, and how they marketed/promoted our book 'Barhopping into History: London, Ontario'. Q & A starting at12noon and 2pm.
Attic Books, 240 Dundas Street

September 13, 2014

Labatt Park

Labatt Park
Labatt Park (called Tecumseh Park in 1877) is possibly the oldest continuously used ballpark in the world. The London Tecumsehs ball club formed in about 1868 and started to play at the park when it was built in 1877.  The London Tigers (affiliated with the Detroit Tigers) played at Labatt Park from 1989 to 1993. It is currently home to the London Majors who play in the Intercounty Baseball League.

This illustration is one of the images used on the Painting Blackfriars map for next weekends event. For more information, see article in The London Yodeller.

Painting Blackfriars Celebrates One of London’s Sweetest Neighbourhoods by Vince Cherniak - September 13, 2014

September 6, 2014

Painting Blackfriars

On Saturday, September 20th, residents of Blackfriars will host the inaugural “Painting Blackfriars” community arts festival. Over 40 artists from the Gallery Painting Group will converge to capture the charm of this historic neighbourhood in plein air paintings. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the artists will set up their easels and paints at vantage points throughout the community to paint houses, streets, gardens and the river.

August 30, 2014


On Wednesday, I played Glencairn Golf Club. Located near Milton, this course is said to be "the closest you can come without crossing the Atlantic". This course was designed by Thomas McBroom, opened in 2005 and has 27 holes. We played Leithfeild and Speyside nines. You never want to get in those pot bunkers! This was sketched whiles playing and coloured when I got home.

August 24, 2014


Yesterday, we played Rattlesnake Point Golf Club. A little drizzle during first nine holes, the sun finally came out for the drive home. Generous fairways, don't know how I missed so many! Large challenging greens, explains why I three putted so many times.

July 5, 2014

London Hunt Club

I had the pleasure of playing The London Hunt and Country Club today. Only enough time to do one quick sketch. Hole number 8, short par 3, over the gully. Perfect weather, not so prefect game! The greens are large and I found them to be extra challenging today, too many 3 putts. 

July 1, 2014

Blackhorse Golf

Visited cottage just south of Kincardine and played Blackhorse Golf Course on the weekend. One of the best places to enjoy the sunsets over Lake Huron. Saturday at course was very hot and very busy, lots of time to sketch while playing.

June 22, 2014

Greystone Golf

Yesterday at Greystone Golf Course. Lots of elevation change and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment in the background, make a beautiful course. The escarpment creates optical illusions making the putting very challenging!

June 21, 2014

Golf Season

Last Sunday at Heron Point. Great day of golf and did seven quick sketches. Below are 2 of them.

April 15, 2014

Tavern Tour


  • Visit taverns in some of London's interesting heritage buildings
  • Learn tidbits of historic trivia about our city
  • Wet your whistle at three of the bars that we visit
  • $12 ADVANCE REGISTRATION includes tour & 3 drinks -  house draft (equivalent of one pint over the course of the tour) or pop
  • Tour + Book special: $25 for both! Pre-order Barhopping Into History so you can follow along with it on tour night, OR pick up a book on tour night ($15 including tax)
  • May 29 OR June 12 at 7 p.m. and will run to approximately 8:30 p.m.
  • Tours start at the Richmond Tavern (372 Richmond at King) and ends at London Music Club (470 Colborne St)

April 13, 2014

Portrait - Polly

Polly: retired store cat. As always, I believe the eyes are the most important feature on portraits.  Small portrait 4" x 6" ink and watercolour.

April 12, 2014

Portrait Hannah

Hannah: she was a beautiful soul. You can see that in her eyes. Small portrait 4" x 6" ink and watercolour.

February 8, 2014

Red Awnings in Winter

SS64 Red Awning in Winter
More snow, more paintings with snow.  Miniature size, this painting has been submitted to Westland Gallery 2014 Miniature Show from February 18 - March 8, with Reception Friday, February 21 at 7:30pm.

Title: SS64 Red Awning in Winter
Medium: Ink, Watercolour and Gouche
Image Size: 4" x 3"

February 5, 2014

Blackfriars Cafe

SS63 Blackfriars Café
We live in Canada, we have winter. This year... lots of snow! So I have been painting and drawing snow. This is Blackfriars Café at the corner of Blackfriars Street and Wilson Ave. Miniature size, this painting has been submitted to Westland Gallery's 2014 Miniature Show from February 18 - March 8, with Reception Friday, February 21 at 7:30pm.

Title: SS63 Blackfriars Cafe
Medium: Ink, Watercolour and Gouche
Image Size: 3" x 4"

January 18, 2014

The Front Stairs

The Front Stairs
Another small painting that was at "Art of Old South" Available at The Art Exchange, 247 Wortley Rd. London.

Title: The Front Stairs
Medium: Ink and Watercolour
Image Size: 6 x 3