April 8th, 2016 | 2 Comments »

It’s spring cleaning time in the studio, and this Sunday I will be part of an art supply giveaway with a group of artists in Strathcona. Drop by 800 Keefer Street to browse a selection of unwanted (but still viable) supplies. I think this is the fourth year in a row my friends and I have held this event.


Everything is free because we just want someone to make use of the materials. At this time I have no idea what supplies will be available from each artist so come see for yourself. There’s always something for everyone.

April 6th, 2016 | No Comments »

I am teaching a short paper cutting workshop at Opus Art Supplies Hastings Street location this Saturday, 11am to 1pm. The demo costs $10 to participate and you must register by phone (604‑678‑5889) to reserve a spot as space is limited.

Work in progress - pattern paper cut


I’ll be doing thorough run down on knives, paper, techniques, and different ways to use paper cut elements in artwork. Participants will also get the chance to work on their own paper cut pattern to take home, like the ones pictured above. Visit the event page for more details, and to read the materials list »

Opus Artist Demo: Creative Paper Cutting Techniques
Date: Saturday April 9th, 2016
Time: 11pm & 1pm
Cost: $10
Location: Opus Art Supplies, 100-207 West Hastings Street

April 6th, 2016 | No Comments »

I’m thrilled to be part of this kid-focused art exhibit. I’ve contributed six pieces to the show, including collage and altered books I hope the kids will enjoy.


Join us for our 12th annual Start with Art exhibition at the Seymour Art Gallery. This truly unique exhibition focuses on engaging, inspiring, and encouraging children to appreciate, collect, and curate their own art collection. With an added emphasis on motivating children to create art, participating artists offer advice for budding artists, share childhood memories about art-making, and frequently spark the idea in kids that one day their work could be shown in a gallery too.

We’ve assembled a fantastic group of established artists who work in a diverse variety of media. The artwork is hung at “kids-eye-view” and is priced in a kid-friendly range, making Start with Art truly kid-centric.

SWA promo - script only

Participating artists: Kristian Adam, Rachael Ashe, Michael Binkley, Yvonne Hachkowski, Andrea Hooge, Shima Itabashi, Julia Keutz, Meghan Parker, Anne Love, Ron Love, Monique McEwen, Kim O’Brien, Robin Reid, Sarah Ronald, Mary Anne Tateishi, Liane McLaren Varnam,

Start With Art
Seymour Art Gallery
Opening reception: Sunday April 10, 2pm to 4 pm
Dates: April 6 – May 7, 2016
Location: 4360 Gallant Avenue, Deep Cove