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Rusty 14" x 11"

Rusty 14″ x 11″

I don’t seem to have a solid direction with my painting right now, so here is another horse. When I don’t know what I want to do next, it is important that I keep something on the easel. Sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike rarely works. It doesn’t really matter what I’m painting, I just have to keep at it and hopefully some ideas will emerge. Painting a bit of this and a bit of that is my plan for now.

Evening Ride

Evening Ride 18" x 24"

Evening Ride 18″ x 24″

This scene reminds me of another time on this path, when my daughter’s horse took off at a full gallop until they were out of sight. She managed to do a u-turn and brought him back, still going at full speed. As he turned a sharp corner, she decided it was a good time to let herself fall off, as he was heading for the street. Everything turned out fine – no major injuries and the silly horse got home safely.


Barn at Southlands Farm

Barn at Southlands Farm 24" x 36"

Barn at Southlands Farm 24″ x 36″

It’s unusual to see this barn without a bunch of kids out front and people wandering around. Southlands Heritage Farm is a community farm, open to the public – a great place if you need a break from the city, without leaving the city.

A horse, a chicken and a dog


Finishing off the year with these three, all for sale on Etsy.

I have really enjoyed painting animals in 2016. The chickens seem to be very popular and are really fun to paint. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, so of course I will have to include a few in my art this year.

Happy New Year!


Sunny  24" x 18"

Sunny 24″ x 18″

This is Sunny. He’s my daughter’s best friend. I painted this for her as a birthday surprise. If it wasn’t for Isabelle’s love of horses, I don’t think I would be painting them now. The hours I spend with her and the horses are always fresh in my mind when I sit down to paint. As your kids grow, you assume that you will show them things and teach them, but it ends up being the other way around.

And here they are – my favourite girl and her favourite horse!





Bay 8" x 8"

Bay 8″ x 8″

I enjoyed my time at the Southlands Country Fair last weekend. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth!




Southlands Country Fair

Lazy 24" x 36"

Lazy 24″ x 36″

Next Sunday, September 25, I will be at the Southlands Country Fair. I will be in the market showing and selling my work. If you need a painting of a horse or a chicken, come see me! The hours are 10 am – 5 pm, at the Southlands Riding Club.








Curious  8" x 8"

Curious 8″ x 8″

Is he friendly or just looking for treats?

This is #6 in my 8″ x 8″ horse painting series. I am ready to work on something bigger now, but I might revisit this series at some point.

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Silver  8" x 8"

Silver 8″ x 8″

One more little horse for the collection.

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Brothers 8" x 8"

Brothers 8″ x 8″

This is number 4 in my series of 8″ x 8″ horse paintings. Part way through this painting I realized something was wrong. The the horse on the right had tiny little ears. They looked really silly and I’m not sure why it took me so long to notice. Luckily it was a quick fix and he now looks very perky.