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So far mrking has created 6 blog entries.

Window Dressing

Two of my paintings will be featured during the month of March, in well known assemblage artist, Valerie Arntzen’s AMP Studio window, 800 Keefer St., Vancouver, B.C. Valerie is generously inviting First Saturday participating artists to take advantage of exposure of our works to her neighbourhood, an offer that I take pleasure in accepting.  See [...]

February 15th, 2015|

Website Launch

A website launch is, indeed, an Event worthy of being my first announcement.  So it is with gratitude that I salute my website designer, Michael King, and thank him for his work, carried out with skill, knowledge, patience and understanding. Michael is also an award winning painter and instructor.  See his broad range of paintings [...]

February 15th, 2015|

Artists’ Open Studio

ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO: www.firstsaturday.ca: The next First Saturday falls on 7 March, 2015, and I have already signed up for it, having been encouraged by those who attended my first participation on the 7th of February.  I had some pleasant conversations with knowledgeable and interested visitors on seeing my drawings, paintings, repro prints, original prints, [...]

February 14th, 2015|

Vol 3 ART/icle 3 :: Creative Spaces

Number four in my series of ART/icles enquiring into home based art studios, takes me to Marney-Rose Edge's New Westminster home and studio on a lovely, sunny, spring afternoon.  Marney-Rose tours me around her extensive garden awakening with summer promise, before re-introducing me to her centrally located main floor studio.  I had first seen it [...]

April 1st, 2014|

Vol 3 ART/icle 2 :: Creative Spaces

For number three in my series on creative spaces at home, I visit Vancouver's Joy Hanser, full time commercial and studio artist. Joy herself, her home and her studio speak of the storied artistic personality, one that thrives under sky lights in sloped ceilings, negotiates nooks and crannies housing unique objects, and flourishes amidst walls [...]

March 1st, 2014|

Vol 3 ART/icle 1 :: Creative Spaces

It is some time since I visited Heather McAlpine in her North Vancouver home, which she and her husband are gradually renovating, so we have a lot to catch up on over tea, but my focus is on her work space and how it works for her. Her studio encompasses about two-thirds of her home's [...]

February 1st, 2014|