Oil Paintings & Prints

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oil painting pet portrait
"This Little Piggy...Ferdinand"

“This Little Piggy…Ferdinand”

Oil on Linen Panel

12″ x 9″

Original:  $975

Giclee Print:  $185

When my oldest daughter was still in vet school, one of her classmates took care of this little guy for a while before a new home was found for him.  When I saw the photo she had taken of him, I knew I had to paint it – he makes me smile whenever I look at him!  They don’t get much cuter than this – especially with that big smile on his face!

oil painting pet portrait
"Lily"

“Lily”

Oil on Canvas Board

12″ X 9″

Original:  PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giclee Print:  $185

This is a portrait of our goofy, slightly crazy (but always adorable) Australian Labradoodle, Lily.  A looser, random style seemed to fit her personality better than a more tightly rendered painting of her.  I had already done a portrait of our other “Doodle”, Finn, so now it was Lily’s turn.  The two of them are absolutely inseparable.

"Myha"

“Myha”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

12″ X 9″

Original:  SOLD

Giclee Print:  $185

This is a portrait of a lovely Labradoodle named Myha.  She was a very sweet, gentle soul and I was happy to be asked to do this portrait of her.

"At the Pow Wow"

“At the Pow Wow”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

24″ X 16″

Original:  $2000

Giclee Print:  $225

I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a Pow Wow by two professional photographers, Perry Mah and Bert Crowfoot.  Bert  is the great-great grandson of Chief Crowfoot and a prominent figure amongst the Canadian Indigenous people (http://www.bertcrowfootphotography.com/).  My husband and I were introduced to the gathering as guest photographers attending at the invitation of Bert.  It was an amazing event and I took several hundred photos.  I especially loved the vibrant colours and passion clearly visible in the performances of the dancers throughout the day – it was a very memorable experience.  This is a painting I did of one of the young men just as he was about to perform his dance.  (Note:  model fee paid)

"After the Pow Wow"

“After the Pow Wow”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

24″ X 16″

Original:  $2000

Giclee Print:  $225

This is a painting of another photo I took at the Pow Wow mentioned above.  It was the end of a (very) long and hot day, and we were headed back to our vehicles when I spotted this young dancer just sitting quietly by himself off to the side.  I had enjoyed watching him perform during the day so I quickly grabbed my camera and took a few photos, and I couldn’t resist painting him!  (Note:  model fee paid)

"Geronimo"

“Geronimo”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

18″ X 14″

Original:  $4000

Giclee Print:  $200

After doing the other two Indigenous paintings, I decided to tackle something a bit more challenging.  This is a painting of the famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, based on a photo that was taken of him in 1909, which was also the year he died.  Geronimo has a fascinating history that I would encourage you to Google!  Of course photography back then was nothing like it is now, so the photo I had to work from was very grainy and in black and white.  Since I wanted this painting to be as authentic as possible, I consulted with Bert Crowfoot who coached me on colours, appearance, type of materials, etc. that I would need to incorporate into the painting in order to make it appear authentic.  (I didn’t escape his studio that day without passing a quiz on identifying different types of eagle feathers!) This painting took a very long time to do, and involved painting it first in a detailed monochromatic rendition, then adding the colour in numerous layers.

Himalayan Yak Herder Oil on Canvas 8" x 8"
"Himalayan Yak Herder"

“Himalayan Yak Herder”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

8″ X 8″

 

PRIVATE COLLECTION

I love the expression on this fellow’s face – I always imagine that he has just told someone something funny!  I was a bit intimidated by the prospect of painting this gentleman’s face, but the most challenging part of the painting turned out to be his turban.  There were just so many folds!

Mt Rundle in Winter, Banff National Park, Canada
"Mt Rundle, Banff National Park"

“Mt Rundle, Banff National Park”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

24″ X 36″

Original:   $3000

Giclee Print:  $285

Banff has always been a special place for me.  Growing up in Western Canada, I have always loved the mountains, especially in the winter.  I spent many happy family holidays camping near Banff, and we would often go canoeing on the Vermillion Lakes, which you see here in the foreground.  Banff is truly a magical place.  This painting is based, with permission, on a photograph taken by renowned photographer, Tim Fitzharris (http://www.timfitzharris.com).

Tranquility Oil Painting
"Tranquility"

“Tranquility”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

20″ X 30″

Original:  $2500

Giclee Print:  $250

This is a painting I really enjoyed doing.  I love the way the light and shadows play off against each other in contrast to the vivid colours of the flowers.  I think every artist has to do a water lily painting at some point in their career!  We now have a pond with water lilies on our acreage, so  I hope to be able to do more water lily paintings – and may even throw in a goldfish or two! 

Pansies Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
"Pansies"

“Pansies”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

12″ X 12″

Original:   $1200

Giclee Print:  $190

Purple has always been my favourite colour, so when I decided to repaint my dining room in my former home to “brighten up the house”, of course the colour I chose was purple!  Then I needed a painting to brighten up the dining room, hence the pansies.  I used to always plant pansies on my deck in a big planter, until one of my dogs discovered that they were quite tasty!

Oil Painting of Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course, Banff, Canada
"Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course"

“Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

18″ X 24″

Original:   $2100

Giclee Print:  $230

My grandfather used to golf at this golf course, located at the beautiful Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.  It has probably changed a lot since he used to golf there, but it still is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Canada (in my opinion!)

Oil Painting of Chateau Whistler Golf Course, Whistler, British Columbia
"Chateau Whistler Golf Course"

“Chateau Whistler Golf Course”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

24″ X 24″

Original:  SOLD

Giclee Print:  $250

This is another beautiful spot in Canada for golf – the Chateau Whistler Hotel Golf Course in Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with world-class skiing in the winter and golf, hiking and other outdoor activities in the summer.

Lake House Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas 18" x 12"
"Lake House"

“Lake House”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

18″ x 12″

Original:  SOLD

Giclee Print:  $200

This is a painting of a lovely home I have spent many memorable days at over the years with very good friends….nothing but happy memories at this place!  It is right on the water on the beautiful Okanagan Lake in British Columbia and is one of my favourite spots to visit!  All that’s missing in this painting are the dogs and kids that are usually running in and out of the house!

Oil Painting of Norma Hawley
"Norma Hawley"

“Norma Hawley”

Oil on Stretched Canvas

24″ X 18″

 

PRIVATE COLLECTION

My parents had portraits commissioned of my sister and me when we graduated, and after my father died a colleague of his (Tag Kim) painted a wonderful portrait of him.  Since my mother was the only family member without a portrait, I painted this as a surprise for her 80th birthday.  Sadly she is no longer with us but I tried to capture her bright, happy personality in this painting.

Oil Painting of Finn
"Finn"

“Finn”

Oil Painting on Linen Panel

12″ X 9″

Original:  PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giclee Print:  $185

Finn is our beloved Aussiedoodle who joined our family in 2009.  In the fall of 2016 I did a photo shoot of Finn (who turned out to be an amazingly patient subject!) and then used one of the photos to paint this portrait of him at a pet painting workshop in Calgary, Alberta conducted by the very talented artist, Adeline Halvorson (http://www.adelinehalvorson.com/).

"Horse Portrait"

“Horse Portrait”

Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas

9″ x 12″

Original:  SOLD

Giclee Print:  $185

This is a portrait of a lovely mare, based on a photograph taken by the very talented artist, Adeline Halvorson (http://www.adelinehalvorson.com/).  I have been fortunate enough to attend several of Adeline’s workshops over the past several years.  This painting, and the one of Finn (above) were projects from two of those workshops.  When I was in my teens, all I did was draw horses – doing this painting has gotten me excited to do more horse paintings.  There are few creatures more elegant and beautiful.

NOTE:    Prices shown are in US dollars and do not include shipping or framing.  Prints may be ordered in various sizes (prices shown are for a print that is the same size as the original painting).

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