Labour Day Weekend - Ship's Point - Inner Harbour

Labour Day weekend - Classic Boat Festival & Blues Bash

Aug 30th - Sept 2nd

Friday 5:30 until 10:30 pm

Saturday 10:30 to 10:00

Sunday 10:30 to 10:00

Monday 10:30 to 5

This should be a great weekend at Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

For over 40 years, the Victoria Classic Boat Festival has showcased classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest each Labour Day Weekend. Each year, approximately 10,000 visitors tour the docks and the boats on display. In 2017, the Maritime Museum of BC took over operations of the Festival, incorporating marine-related exhibitions and family-friendly programs into the weekend’s activities.

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My next class! How to paint a boat for beginners - Jan 2020

If you are interested in learning to paint and love boats like i do please sign up for my class. There are 6 spots left in this class currently. You can sign up on-line or go into Coast Collective on Wale Rd in Colwood (Bottom of the Holiday Inn Hotel)

Watch this short video :-)


BC Day Weekend and Victoria Symphony Splash at Ship Point (Victoria's Inner Harbour)

BC Day Weekend and Victoria Symphony Splash
Aug 2nd – 5th
Friday 5:30 to 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 to 10:00
Sunday 10:30 to 10:00
Monday 10:30 to 5

This is my first time down at Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Going to be a busy weekend. The Symphony Splash attracts tens of thousands of people for an afternoon of music performed by the Victoria Symphony. A floating stage is created and placed in the harbour for the crowd to enjoy. The grand finale is fireworks in time with the Beethoven 5th.

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Ireland! - My First Solo Show at the Coast Collective

My first solo show is coming up fast. I still have 4 paintings to complete before Oct 10! Last year i traveled to Ireland with my kids for two weeks and we spent our time driving around to a bunch of little towns, taking in the scenery, eating good food and meeting lots of great people. I went to as many marinas/harbors as possible and got lots of great photos to come back and paint. My opening is Sun Oct 14th from 1-3. And the show runs from Wed Oct 10th to Sun Oct 21st at the Coast Collective Art Center, #103-318 Wale Rd in Colwood (At the bottom of the Holiday Inn Hotel). If you are in the area at the time please stop by and check it out.

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TD Paint in 2018 (Moss st. Paint in)

I am thrilled to be part of the TD paint in again this year. This is my third year participating. It's such an exciting day. Thousands of people attend every year. Looks like its going to be a sunny day! Saturday July 21st from 10am - 9pm. Art will be on the street from 11-4. There is live music, all kinds of family fun and a beer garden.


In the studio

In the studio

Maple Bay

Hi All! I will be at the Maple Bay Marina's Wooden Boat Festival this Saturday only. I will have a few smaller paintings with me for sale, some art cards and i will be paintings on-site. Please stop by and say hi!


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Estevan - 30x40 - Acrylic

From a photo i took at the 2015 Nautical Days Festival. See below for reference photo. I've taken a bit of the business out of the background to focus more on the boats.

Stacked - 16x20 - Acrylic

From a photo (Below) i took on Pender Island while i was there for my "Girls art weekend" with mom and Gram. If you've never been to Pender, a kayaking adventure is a great adventure!

Welcome to Victoria! Acrylic on Canvas

I get to the wooden boat shows around the island to take great reference photos as much as i can. I try to get all the good old wooden boats in the same place at the same time :-)

After painting this one the owner of the little boat in the middle noticed his boat in my painting and contacted me a few times to make cards and prints for him to send to his friends and family. I thought that was such a cool idea. Really nice man :-)

Also, this painting i entered into the Sooke Fine Arts in 2015 and it was accepted! I was shocked and excited. It sold on purchasers preview night. My dad, Aunt and Uncle had gone the next day to see all the paintings and when they came across mine and saw that little red dot on the price tag my dad called me to let me know it had sold. I screamed, out loud! I truly couldn't believe it. So happy that someone out there enjoyed the same things i do. I could spend all my time traveling to marinas first thing in the morning, watching the sun come up. It's so beautiful. So peaceful. No one's up yet. And there is usually a beautiful reflection in the water of all the boats. Heaven.... :-)

Along Side (Sidney Marina) Summer 2014 (8x10) Acrylic

This is one of those paintings that i was up close painting for hours and when i finished and stood back i couldn't believe how close i had come to the actual photo. (Of course, my blues are a little more blue, but that's how i roll :-) ) I can say i was proud of this one...Actual photo below...