Monsieur Octopus

Monsieur Octopus was extending his tentacles out into the world.

SOLD πŸ™‚

monsieur octopus

Size 5.5 inches by 6 inches

The ephemera: original vintage map; Original vintage document; post mark from 1964; vintage bus ticket Cardiff; vintage stamps from New Zealand and Barbados.

At the seashore

A trio of 8 by 10 encaustic mixed media collages feature vintage atlas waves.

Green Waters

The deep green waters soothed Monsieur’s soul. SOLD 😁

Trois Matelots SOLD πŸ™‚

Trois petits matelots naviguent sur les flots.

Whale Watching

Who was watching who?

SOLD πŸ™‚

The ephemera: original vintage maps and charts from the mid 20th century; natural history illustration of a whale; old letters and receipts from the 1800s; vintage stamps.

The found objects: antique watch faces and mouvements.

These pieces will be available at my up-coming studio tour and sale April 23, 24, 25 10 to 5. See http://www.cowichanartisans.com for map and details.

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 BΓ©ziers, 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

Bathing Huts

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

Bathing Huts

SOLD 😁

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

The Discovery, The Pender, The Cowichan and The Chelland

More Driftwood boats featuring vintage charts of local waters and small found objects from my collection. The driftwood was salvaged from local beaches on Vancouver Island.

Sail Past ( Background in my Encaustic piece Global Warming)

The Discovery I SOLD to Alys πŸ™‚

The Cowichan comissioned by Jack for Eric and Michelle
The Clelland Island SOLD
The Pender ( SOLD)

The ephemera: vintage nautical charts of the West Coast of Canada

The found objects: driftwood, antique silk yarn; antique cloth flags; ; vintage brass buttons, vintage keys, vintage screen tacks;antique square head nails.

The Montague

For my brother Jack, featuring our father’s vintage charts, full of memories of our childhood cruising haunts: Montague Harbour, Active Pass, Prevost Island, Wallace Island, Pirate’s cove, Porlier Pass, Blackberry Point and Spotlight Cove. The found objects are nautical items that belonged to our father: vintage key fobs of propeller and an anchor and his power squadron pin from when he was the Commander of the local group. We were fortunate indeed.

The Montague