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For the Love of Art – Feb 4, 2017

I am pleased to have been selected for the inaugural “For the Love of Art” Juried Art Show at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake, in partnership with the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre on February 4, 2017 from 2pm – 10pm . And better yet, I get to share a booth with my father, Bruce Stonehouse!

The exhibition will feature original hand-crafted works, live entertainment, fine food & wine, demonstrations and workshops along with a special guest speaker. Linda Rodeck, VP of Fine Art at Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisals will be discussing The Do’s and Don’ts of Building an Art Collection at 4:00 p.m. in The Idea Loft at White Oaks Resort.

Admission to the event is $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance online
For the Love of Art


Six Degrees of Freedom Art Exhibit

My final art show of the year is Six Degrees of Freedom at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery and it begins this weekend. The exhibition features exciting and dramatic original works by six different artists in acrylics, oils and watercolours.

I’m really excited to be a part of this group exhibition and pleased to be able to exhibit with my father again. My Dad and I had exhibitions in Thunder Bay and Lindsay in 2011 so it’s been a while since we’ve had our paintings displayed together.

The show runs from August 28 to September 27, 2016 with the opening reception on Sunday, August 28th from 2-4pm. Participating artists are Biljana Baker, Gail Backus, Nancy Newman, Doreen Renner, Bruce Stonehouse (my father) and me!

Six Degrees of Freedom


Peterborough Garden Show April 8 – 10

I will be at the Peterborough Garden Show with my paintings on April 8, 9 and 10 at the Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Rd. – come by and say hi!

This is the first time I’ve participated in this show and I’m really looking forward to it. It is put on by the Peterborough Horticultural Society and the Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners. Proceeds from the show are used for scholarships to students studying horticultural related studies, supporting Master Gardeners in training and grants to Community Gardens.

There are over 100 vendors and exhibitors – gardeners, landscapers, growers, teachers, designers, non-profit organizations and artists. There will be garden displays and demonstrations, and garden experts speaking throughout the weekend.

I love this show because it means spring is here! This time of year I get itching to get outside into the garden and the show is full of new ideas and inspiration. I wonder what I will find for our oasis this year.

Show hours are Friday April 8 – 5pm to 9pm; Saturday April 9 – 10am – 5pm; and Sunday April 10 – 10am – 4pm. Admission is $8 for adults or $12 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are free.

Hope to see you there!




A new display of work

I now have some paintings available at Galaxy Picture Frames on Kent St. W. in downtown Lindsay (next to the Olympia Restaurant). They provide custom picture framing and they also feature local artist’s work on their beautiful brick walls. If you’re in the area please stop in and take a peek.

Thank you very much to owner Janet Reeds for this opportunity!


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My Etsy Shop is open! Day 196

I finally did it – my Etsy Shop is now open! Please take a look around and send me your feedback. I appreciate everyone’s comments and suggestions!

I’ll be adding items to it regularly as I have a number of original oil paintings and my palette knife paintings still to list.

Now there are just some technical difficulties with using their ‘mini’ site to promote it on this blog (I had wanted it to be part of the menu on the right) but since WordPress.com doesn’t allow javascript it seems I’ll be looking for some hosting options. If I lost you with this, I apologize….sometimes technology gets a little frustrating!

These difficulties aside, I’m excited to finally have an online store for people to view and (hopefully!) purchase some of my artwork. I can’t wait to hear what you think!


Making a list – Day 159

I’ve been working on another little palette knife painting and it’s coming along well. My To Do Listprints are going to be ready soon and I’ve been showing off the proofs. I’ve been asked about pricing, what sizes and types of prints are available and how people can order them so it’s time to get organized and get things done!

I’m still debating between opening my online store on Etsy or Meylah. They both have their pros and cons and I guess I just need to choose one and get started. I can always switch it up later or have more than one online outlet if I become instantly successful, right? Lol.

I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately so I got out the pad of paper and made a to-do list. It’s amazing how simply writing things down helps me to focus!

Here’s the list:

  • create price list and options for prints
  • open an online store
  • frame the split rail fence painting
  • arrange for photos of split rail fence and orchid paintings
  • finish the commissioned portrait
  • commissioned fall palette knife painting ( I also sold one of the paintings I did last weekend!)
  • create an inventory list

Time to get busy!