Sunday, 13 January 2019


For the past several months my blog has been silent and outdated, 
partly because of forgetfulness, partly because of my son's busy hockey 
schedule, and partly because I just haven't had anything new to show.
Reason being, I have been filling private commissions. Seven of them to
 be exact. This large commission below was one of the first of said 
commissions. The quote from Emerson that appears over this sunrise is
something of great importance to the owner of this original. I have never 
before painted so many words. It was a cool project that taught me much.
It has also inspired me to do more of this kind of art when I have time to 
pursue my own ideas again.

Best wishes and happy creating in 2019!


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Please contact me to register and for more information about this creative new workshop that Headwaters Arts is offering this November 3rd and 4th, 2018. Full weekend workshop with meals and some supplies included for only $150.00 per person. Only eight seats available.

250 349 5305 or

Monday, 7 May 2018

Painting The Drama of Wildlife
 Terry Isaac signs my copy of his book titled, "Painting The Drama of Wildlife".

Terry Isaac instructed a two day workshop at the Headwaters Art Room
in Discovery Center, Canal Flats, B.C. Seven lucky artists participated in
the workshop on April 7th and 8th, 2018, and much fun was had by all.
Terry offered gentle critiques and lessons on composition.
We were very privileged to learn from such a gifted artist and teacher.

Thank you Terry!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Headwaters Art Society
is proud to present
a weekend workshop with
Internationally Acclaimed Wildlife Artist
Terry Isaac

April 7th & 8th, 2018
Discovery Center, 8866 Grainger Road
Canal Flats, B.C.

Cost is $250.00
-wine and cheese reception on
Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00pm
at the Headwaters Art Room in 
Discovery Center

- lunches and snacks/refreshments for
Saturday and Sunday during workshop.

- instruction and demonstrations 
by Terry Isaac from 
9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday.

For more information and to register please contact
Leslie Cartwright @
or phone (250) 349 5305

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


      This past couple weeks I have been playing with rocks. I see so many of them on Pinterest and Etsy that I thought I would try making a few. I'd like to say that it was relaxing, however, I just about dug out my son's geometry set to make sure that my dots were symmetrical and in the right proportions.
      All in all I did enjoy it and I give kudos to those who create these mandalas as they are time consuming and take a lot of concentration, which is something I seem to be lacking these days. Inevitably my mind wanders off to song lyrics about rocks and before you know it, .....

"I am a rock, I am an island", "On the cover of the rolling stone", cause
"It's still rock 'n' roll to me!"

Cheers! Have a great week!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

I'm Owl About Owls!

12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

This little saw whet owl really caught my eye while I 
was browsing through photos of beautiul creatures to 
add to my boards on Pinterest the other week.
I used the photo for reference. 
It was a fun and relatively quick painting to do.
Now to think of a catchy title!


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Art Of Sleeping
Lately I have not been sleeping well. By that I mean that I wake at 3:00am and
toss and turn for the remainder of the night until I roll out of bed at 6:30am.  
I am not a good sleeper. 
I am beggining to think that there is an art to having a restful sleep, and that I do not 
posess any inherent talents for this art. During one of these episodes of insomnia that I 
experience, I thought I would doodle with my new pencil crayons. The lilac coloured rose 
below is the product of my early morning doodles yesterday. While it was nice to pass the 
time creating art, I am hoping that this phase of nocturnal drawing will pass.

Please scroll down to check out the info 
for a great workshop coming up!