recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring, Summer workshops

Upcoming Workshops

I am now taking registration for Spring and Summer workshops to be held here in Niagara Wine Country.

3-day workshop dates and information are listed below. Along with instruction these extended workshops include complimentary evening wine and bonfire to relax after a day of painting..

As well, I will be holding a 1-day workshop to paint the May Orchards, which will be in full bloom (we hope). I only have a few openings left so please contact me soon if you’d like to join us.
This workshop also includes an orchard picnic lunch and complimentary glass of Niagara Wine.

All workshops include demonstrations and emphasis is on observation, composition, value, brushwork/ paint application, colour/simplified palette and individual interpretation. Media is in oil or acrylic and class size is limited, allowing for personal guidance and direction. Participants are responsible for their own materials and a list will be provided upon registration. If you are travelling I can also provide your materials for an additional fee.

If you are coming from out of town I can recommend some lovely and reasonably priced B&BS and inns set amongst our world renowned wineries. Alternately and pending availability I have comfortable lodging here that can accommodate an artist and partner or two singles sharing the room. Just contact me and I will send info.

"I love your painting Mecca. What a place!" Dora Keogh


Orchards in Bloom

Plein air: Niagara Escarpment
Saturday, May 7
$90 *Workshop fee includes an orchard picnic lunch and complimentary glass of Niagara Wine.
Limited to 7 participants

register here

* keep reading for 3-DAY WORKSHOP Dates and Info 

Plein air: Niagara Escarpment

*Daily Painting times will be adjusted around the best light conditions -both early and late.

An example workshop day:

demo and paint
your time to have lunch and paint
Paint into the golden hour and catch some absolutely spectacular sunsets
8:30 0n
group critique and unwind under the stars sharing complimentary wine and a bonfire
Workshop fee: $270

MAY 11- 13
Orchards in Bloom
JUNE 22-24
Summer Fields, Gardens and Spontaneous Sky
JULY 20-22
Summer Fields, Vines and Spontaneous Sky
AUGUST 17- 19
Summer Fields, Vines and Spontaneous Sky

The workshop fees are non-refundable one week prior to the beginning of each class. All workshop fees will be refunded if the workshop does not make minimum registration. Payment can be made securely via paypal.

register here


  1. Beautiful painting Jan. I can see the Monet/Pisarro influence clearly.