on remembering to keep faith

There is a point in every painting where I must remind myself to keep faith. There is a point, generally right before everything pulls itself together, where it looks like it is actually never going to pull itself together. That it’s a dud. A disaster. A waste of time...

Ohmygosh! I was accepted into the Kingston Prize!

I got in! I got in! I’m still kind of pinching myself! I found out a few weeks ago that my painting, “Unlabelled”, was selected as one of the top 30 finalists out of 415 entries for the Kingston Prize, Canada’s nation wide portrait competition (similar to the BP...

Pushing Past the Edges

There is that point, in every painting, where it’s so tempting to give up. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve been painting (10 years). It doesn’t matter how many hours I’ve spent in the studio, learning and practicing (thousands). There is inevitably that point where...