~ Creative magic is in your hands ~ 

 Experience the joy of painting, naturally.



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Be one of the over 2000 youth and adults who have learned to paint with nature for joy and connection.

When you take a class with me you will feel confident to paint with natural ease anywhere, anytime.  Playful hands-on painting adventures comprised of powerful sensory ways to shift into connection are coupled with the most essential skills for painting success. Soon you will have a painting practice to call your own and a fresh way to love nature through your own unique creative expression.
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I will continue exploring this wonderful world of expression you taught me. I am very grateful.

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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.

See Creative by Nature Art articles and books.

Paint with Nature Videos

This video is called Fall Lines. It’s amazing how each leaf falls in its own artful unique way. I invite you to draw along. See more videos here.

Mixed Media Paintings Inspired by Nature

“Let the beauty we love be what we do” -Rumi

A painting, like an earth prayer,

rises from the depths,

whispers hope, on the wind.

   I paint with nature’s beauty- her patterns, colours, movements, shadows and elemental tensions. I began almost three decades ago painting how I feel as a kind of painting journal practice, letting my hands choose the colours. Then my world burst wide open when on an impulse painted the way a vase of tulips feels instead of the way it looks. I was so entranced by both the deep connection I felt and the beauty of the image that I continue to begin my paintings in this way with both hands in the paint with my eyes closed to feel into nature and my own heart.

    As a teacher I offer Paint with Nature workshops to youth & adults using powerful yet easy-to-learn techniques that use touch to connect then create. I teach in the garden, forest, by the sea and in my studio;  also at retreats, schools, art camps, wilderness programs, and on the sea. I call myself  a “nature-taught” painter (I made that up) and have a Doctorate in Transformative Learning from the University of Toronto with a focus on creativity and nature connection. 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

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