Category Archives: New Work

Country Roads 2014

On the Road Again 36X36 acrylicAs I’m the passenger when driving with my husband, it’s a perfect opportunity for taking reference photos through the windshield. Country roads, and winding mountain roads are a favorite subject. Roads remind me to look ahead, not back. They are also a constant reminder that we need to keep advancing and evolving, on both a personal and spiritual level.This is on the way to Sundre, hwy 22 north.


Hazy Days of Summer 24X72 acrylic This summer we have experienced a lot of hot and hazy days due to the forest fires that are in BC. The light takes on a golden glow and the distant colours are more muted.


A favorite reference

Dockstader fine artThis morning I warmed up this rather chilly painting using warm tints of white. The reference photo was taken by my son Jay while snowboarding at Fortress ski resort several years ago. I ad painted it before in small formats in watercolor and in oils. This is a 24X48 acrylic and I will be keeping it for awhile before it heads to the gallery in June.


New Paintings for Fall Exhibition

New Work These are the new pieces for the Fall exhibition at Stephen Lowe Art Gallery in Calgary. The smaller ones are oils and the larger ones are acrylic. Looking forward to a fun evening with fellow artists. The opening for the public is October 10th at 4:30 P.M. at the Bow Valley Square location downtown. Please send me an email at if you have any questions about any of these pieces, re size etc. Paintings will be framed by the gallery and should you choose to change the frame they will be happy to assist you with your choice.