Heading into the Wind

Commissioned for dear friends Laura and Dawson. May you weather life storms together.

Heading into the Wind ; encaustic mixed media collage

The ephemera: Receipts from Béziers, Languedoc; vintage french stamp; vintage atlas maps of Laura’s favorite places: the Queen Charlottes, Tofino, the Philippines, the South of France ; Comox; Vancouver Island, the Coast of California.

The found object: antique watch works

Size: 6 inches by 12 inches

Beach Huts

Summer by the seaside with brightly coloured beach huts ,ice creams, sandcastles and the unreliable British weather. What could be better?

Encaustic mixed media collage 6 inches by 12 inches.

Details of some of the original papers I used in this piece, a letter from 1917; a ledger page from 1916; a cancelled check from 1934; and snippet for a Paris guide 1947 listing les grands magasins.

Bathing Huts

Down by the sea, we dug for buried treasure, just you and me, we didn’t mind the weather.

Bathing Huts

Bathing Huts inspired by the seaside beach huts on the coast of England

The ephemera: original papers: 20th century vintage atlas maps; old papers from the 19th and 20th centuries..receipts, adverts, dictionary pages,envelopes; ledger pages; original vintage labels, tickets and stamps; old board game numbers; three natural history images of gulls.

Size: 12 inches by 24 inches on wooden cradle.

Medium: Encaustic Mixed Media Collage

A Parliament of Owls

A Parliament of Owls, perhaps we should send them to Ottawa…they would likely make wiser decisions than the current gaggle of geese or the previous conspiracy of crows.

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: Original Ledger Page from 1917; photos of poppy seed heads from my garden; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of owls and vintage book image of the moon.

Size: 5 inches by 10 inches

Navigating this life with You

From the deepest ocean to the starry skies and all the special places in between, I will navigate the fair weather and the storms of this life with you.

A wedding gift for a dear friend Jenny. 🙂

The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, antique letters and receipts, vintage stamps.

The found objects: tiny vintage globe, small vintage flag, tiny heart charm, tiny pewter star

Size 24 by 30 inches

Moonlight Storm

Lashing and slashing and crashing of waves unrelenting throughout the night

The moon was the only light

To guide them home to Nell’s bight.

Moonlight Storm

The ephemera: vintage atlas maps

The found objects: rare vintage metal moon globe

Size: 18 inches by 32 inches

Covid Corvids

Three Corvids dealing with Covid in their own ways.

Quarantined Corvid rattling the quarantine cage, to seek the gifts and growth it could bring

SOLD 🙂

Corvid was on the fence. How to proceed? What was the best course of action moving forward?

Isolation Corvid. He was social isolating for the greater good. These were strange times but he understood the interconnection was stronger than ever as they pulled alone and yet together.

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: Photos of corvids ; vintage images of the moon and a bird’s nest; reproductions of antique documents with trees in winter.

Size 7 inches by 7 inches

Colour Chart

She loved paint colours, especially the names. When she couldn’t find the exact colours she was looking for, she rolled up her sleeves and made them herself. The best part was choosing the names: pubic meeting, bacon, manitoba, feminism….

The ephemera: nicked paint chips; snippets from a 1901 ledger and paint names from a 1930s dictionary.

Found Objects: antique printer’s tray

Octopus Ink

Pen to ink, he scribbled late into the night…everyone has at least one novel in them, and he was determined to finish his.

SOLD at the Fall Studio Tour 🙂

Octopus Ink

The ephemera: original Antique dictionary page; orginal vintage map; original antique illustration of ink bottle; high quality reproduction of Natural history illustration of an Octopus.

The found objects: two antique pen nibs

A trio of Cuttles

The trio went their seperate ways headed for a life of adventure. One headed for Paris, the other to the South Seas and the third was roaming the globe. The would meet up again one day, of that you could be sure.

The ephemera: Vintage Atlas Maps from the 1940s; high quality reproductions of Natural History illustrations of Cuttle Fish.

Size: 5 inches by 5 inches

The Star Making Machine

Queenie was caught up in the Star making Machine called Hollywood.

Would she make it through unscathed.

The Star Making Machine

The ephemera: Original legal document from 1800s; vintage photo.

The found objects: vintage watch movement; tiny vintage metal stars; vintage zinc letter Q; parts from an antique royal typewriter.

Size 7 inches by 7 inches.

Hermione

Hermione had locked up all her secrets but she could not bear to throw away the key.

SOLD 🙂

Hermione

The ephemera: Original Antique French Document from 1800s; vintage phone printed on one hundred percent cotton photo rag paper.

The found objects: antique key, small vintage padlock; parts from a 1924 antique royal typewriter; tiny vintage automotive light bulb; tiny vintage metal star, vintage cog, vintage washer.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

George in the Lab

George had spent so many hours at work that he had become a fixture in the lab.

George in the Lab

Sometimes the possibilities seem endless…here is a short slide show of some of the Georges that did not make the cut.

The ephemera: Original vintage ledger page from 1902 and high quality reproduction of antique portrait drawing.

The found objects: antique stop watch; antique royal typewriter parts; antique optical lens; watch parts; antique pen nib; vintage watch vials with tiny rat bones; old fuse, tiny roller.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

Phénomènes Mécaniques

Modifications are all in place, ready for action! SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: original school book page from 1896; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a squid.

Found objects: vintage automotive light bulb; antique pen nib; tiny watch gears; vintage royal typewriter parts: antique glass doll eye.

In the Vicinity of Georgia Strait

While he was in the Vicinity he thought he would set Georgia straight!

SOLD to Zabrina 🙂

The ephemera: Original Vintage chart of Georgia Strait; high quality reproduction of a Natural History illustration of a Cuttlefish.

The found objects: antique glass doll eye; Vintage watch casing, movements and various gears; Royal typewriter striking key and other type writer bits.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches