Some new artwork……

Here are some new pieces from the both of us, it has been a while since we’ve posted. Busy with many commissions, and our yearly Wortley show – the Gathering on the Green.

Night Hill


This piece is from my house series, night time looking up a hill.White Pine Corinne has been painting a number of trees and some landscapes lately. This is an 8″x10″ of a white pine.Sun FlecksA shady grove. I tried to get a shady, cool foreground with a brightly lit background.
Pine Grove This piece is one of Corinne’s landscapes, a 16″x20″. She’s been trying to paint the complexity of the forest. This one worked out well, with lots of texture and thick paint.Maria

A picture of our friend’s daughter. An 18″x18″.

A very big Thank-You…..


This post is just to say thank you to all the kind people we met over the weekend at the London Artist Studio Tour.

We really appreciate all the visitors we had, all the connections we made, and selling a few paintings as well. It’s so reaffirming to get all the positive feedback from all of you over the last few days. Many new faces came through our doors, and lots of old friends dropped by as well. A big thank you to each and every one of you.

Art is a largely a solitary pursuit, and can lead to long periods of quiet, contemplative retreat from society. It isn’t easy to know if you’ve connected to your audience, or if they just don’t get what it is you’re trying to say with the brushes. Having such a warm and encouraging response from all of you is quite gratifying.

So thanks for a wonderful weekend!

London Artists Studio Tour 2015

It is that time of year again, the London Artist Studio Tour!

Peter and I are excited about this year’s Studio Tour.  Both of our girls are in school this year which has given us a chance to both be in the studio and really focus on our art!  So our house is going to be FULL of art to see.  We are excited for you to come and experience it.

Here is a link to the Studio Tour’s website and Facebook page (all the artists are posting great images of the work so you can take a sneak peek at their work too.)

Facebook Page

So here are just a few of the newest pieces that Peter and I will hang in our home and studio this coming April 17, 18 and 19th.  Hope to see you there!



Westland Gallery January 6th-24th


We are pleased to announce that we will be having a show at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village from January 6th – 24th, along with artist Cheryl Radford.

We’re pretty excited – Corinne has some new still life pieces, of what she calls “forgotten treasures”; things that were once staples of everyday life, and now are pretty much only found in antique stores and junk shops. Peter has taken some time to make a few larger landscape pieces, including some work done from different vantage points.

The show runs from January 6th-24th with an opening announced for January 9th at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!



New paintings for the show….

Things have been busy lately in the studio – both Corinne and I have been working hard to get ready for our “Studio Open House” on November 14th and 15th. We’ve been working daily at the easel to make some nice work to decorate our walls for the show. Corinne has been making some really nice “still life” work, like these paintings:

And I’ve been working on a variety of subjects, from landscape to still life, to architecture.Here are some recent pieces:

I’ve also been doing the framing for all the work that’s on panel – and have been loving working with all the great southern Ontario hardwood species for our frames. A big batch of dark brown walnut planks ended up in my wood shop last year, and I have been busy turning that into sawdust. It’s so amazing when the beautiful grain emerges from fresh hand-planed wood; it sometimes makes we want to become a woodworker.

Teaching has been keeping us pretty busy as well – I am currently teaching an intro Acrylic class at Fanshawe on Monday nights. Lots of fun in learning, and the students really force you to challenge your own painting habits. Corinne and I both have regular “one on one” students also – students that are beyond the basics and are looking to hone their abilities.

Lots to keep us busy, that’s for sure.

If you can make it by the studio on the 14th, or 15th please drop by!


Open Studio show and sale….. 2014


It’s back! Our 2014 “Open Studio” show and sale – and for those of you that have been waiting, the show will be full of the newest, latest and greatest paintings from Peter and Corinne.

This year we are going with a slightly shorter format – so the show will be on Friday and Saturday. Hours are 7-10 on Friday night and 10-5 on Saturday.

As well we have a special guest artist this year, Christina Tischler. Christina does ceramics, and jewelry and will be displaying her great pieces alongside our work.

It should be a fun show – come on out if you can make it!

Plein Air Summer, and a Fun Weekend in Blackfriars

Join us for a fun Saturday of painting in Blackfriars this weekend! Saturday September 20.

Along with the Blackfriars Community Association, and the Gallery Painting Group (which Peter joined last year), we’d love to invite you to “Painting Blackfriars”.

Held this Saturday, and running the day, both Corinne and Peter will be painting on location, along with about 40 other painters. The idea is this – come down, enjoy the neighborhood, see artists at work, and if you like bid on the paintings as they are painted. At the end of the day the newly painted works will go on display with a bunch of other paintings that painters in the group have completed over the summer.

Starts at 9 and ends about 4. Please feel free to come on by, it’ll be fun! Below are some of the paintings that we’ve done outdoors over the summer.

P.S> If it rains, we’ll do it on Sunday!


“Cherry Street, Early September” (Corinne painted this one as a warm-up for Saturday’s paint in. I love the flowers in the foreground.)

“Cherry Street” (I painted this one in late July, it was my first plein air painting of the summer.)

“Near Thamesford” ( Corinne painted this one in mid August. It was a beautiful day, and this tree was on a hillside north of Thamesford.)

“Corinne Painting” I painted this one as a quick sketch after my main painting was done for the day – took me about 25 minutes. (It’s okay, but it has made me want to get better at painting the human form with confidence, something I normally shy away from.)

“North Of London” This is Corinne’s first plein air of the season. A tree north of the city near Arva.

“Ausable Channel” We went camping with our friends Christina and Andrew, and their kids this summer again in the Pinery. It’s a fun time and it’s very laid back – nobody minds if I slip away and do a painting for a few hours.


“Ausable Channel II”    Got this one a day or two later. I’m pretty happy with the water and reflections in this scene.

“Massey Harris” I went to the Fanshawe Pioneer Village with the Gallery Painting Group and got these vintage tractors. I like how this one turned out, and have since done some more of these views of older machines.



New Carved relief work…

I have been working on this piece for the last little while – it’s a carved, low relief painting on pine with matching carved frame detail. Was a bit of a challenge getting the frame all figured out, it involved a bit of bandsaw and router work to make it right, and that’s before the carving and painting.

Hope you like it!

Home County Folk Festival….. here we come!

It is summer time and it just would not be July without Home County Folk Festival!  This coming weekend, July 18, 19 and 20th, 2014.  If you’re looking for some summer fun, and great music, consider coming down to Victoria Park, here in downtown London.

Here are some of the new pieces that we will be showing at the festival. We’ve been doing a lot of commission work lately, and a few new pieces as well. (Quite a few tree pieces, but as always, lots of variety!)

Hope to see you at the show!