For you, I aim to make painting come alive
in a delightful & natural way.
Join me on painting adventures in nature to commune with
this beautiful world through art.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do” -Rumi
Paint with Nature Workshops
Everyone can paint. It’s true. I have seen it over and over again. Learn to paint with nature for joy and connection. Take a class and embrace an art practice to call your own. In no time at all you will paint with natural ease anywhere, anytime.
To give your art-making a boost I have developed the Creative by Nature Art Method- an easy to learn playful painting practice comprised of the most essential nature-inspired skills and habits.
Beauty Muse: Painting in Communion with Nature
In this book you will discover nature-inspired tools to ignite a painting practice to call your own. With over 100 easy-to-try painting activities, inspiring narrative and vibrant colour images, Beauty Muse: Painting in communion with nature is a rich creative painting companion.
I paint with nature’s beauty- her patterns, colours, shadows and elemental tensions. I teach Painting with Nature workshops to youth & adults using the Creative by Nature Art Method in retreats, school settings, art camps and 1:1. I am a “nature-taught” painter (I made that up) and have a Doctorate in Transformative Learning from the University of Toronto. I am president of the Salt Spring Gallery, an artist-driven fine art collective. I live, work and play on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada and love gunk holing around the Gulf Islands on my sailboat Phoenix. Learn more