Do you value creativity in education?

I’m a professional graphic designer and a part-time professor at the School of Media and Design at Algonquin College¬†so I’m deeply invested in the value of creativity both in my work and the work of my students. Creativity can be hard to assess.¬†Great pressure on the part of the instructor is to try to remain…

Wishing for an early spring

This has been the coldest winter that I can remember. This year we have reached temperatures as low as -40 with the wind chill. I’m hoping that by posting this little spring bird painting old man winter will be convinced its time to leave early.

Light & Dark

I’m working on a new painting of white peonies. I love the subtle splendor of color that illuminates from within the petals. Take the time to take a hard long look at white in nature. There is a lot more color than you think. Before I get carried away on color I must define my…

Little time for art

I must admit I have not painted a single brush stroke in 6 months. My pallets sit abandoned in my studio, canvases half completed. It’s not from lack of ideas or inspiration. I have plenty of ideas just no time. I find myself too busy to paint. Painting is a pleasure I give to myself,…

Stittsville Artist Tour Perspective

This is not the timeliest update but better late than never. I can say that hosting hundreds of people into your home while sick with a cold is not the best idea but hey, I was “pot committed” as they say in poker. If it weren’t for my best friend coming over the night before…