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  • "If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing." - Marc Chagall

    Inspiration from Artist Marc Chagall Valentine's Day is quickly approaching so I'm thinking about Marc Chagall's quote about creating art from the...
  • Book Recommendations and Reading Goals for 2021

    My Year in Books An avid book reader, book worm and overall nerd, I enjoy reading books from across different genres. In the past year I've read m...
  • My Favourite Drawing & Art Supplies

    Drawing Tools for Artists & Amateurs Daily drawing is a fun way to keep challenged as an artist. Over the years I've completed several daily d...
  • "Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist" Rene Magritte quote

    Painting Inspiration from Rene Magritte We live in surreal times, which I believe the artist Rene Magritte would appreciate. As a famous surrealis...
  • "If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint" Edward Hopper Quote

    Painting Inspiration from Edward Hopper With Toronto schools and daycares open again, I'm back to painting alone in my Toronto art studio. I've be...
  • Missing My Art Studio Time

    Getting Back to Painting this Summer  Now that Toronto is reopening from COVID-19 closures, I'm looking forward to getting back to art making. Bei...
  • Quote from Artist Romare Bearden

    Organizing Chaos Through Art We live in strange, volatile and chaotic times and I find this quote from Artist Romare Bearden to be inspiring and en...
  • Daily Drawing During a Pandemic

    New Daily Drawing Project in Lockdown  I started a new daily drawing project in March 2020 when Toronto schools and businesses closed because of C...
  • “Look at life with the eyes of a child.” - Henri Matisse

    A great reminder to view life and the world through the eyes of children.  I’m finding this quote from Matisse to be helpful these days.  My kids s...
  • “Art is the Highest Form of Hope.” - Gerhard Richter

    If we’re able to make art, there’s hope With so much pessimism, I’m trying hard to remain positive. Toronto schools and daycares are closed for the...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Grateful to my Artist Friend Jacquie Green This week I'm thanking people to whom I'm grateful in honor of Thanksgiving. Today on American Thanksgi...
  • Art Inspiration: Ideas that Evolve

    "I begin with an idea, then it becomes something else." - Pablo Picasso A great quote from a master artist. An abstract painting from my Dot M...