Saturday, May 18, 2013

Two Videos about Firesign!

Here is a new taste of Firesign by our guests Emilie and Bertrand. Great job I think! Then they edited a video for us... Let us know what you think! thanks Phil Stone for the original video-we chopped out our bit. Firesign B&B with art studio  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Opening Reception of Intuition and Discipline Show at the Pearl Ellis

It turned out to be a lovely day, and the time went fast! We will be back at the Gallery from 1-4 pm on Sunday April 21-then we take it down and go home. I hope some more people will drop by!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Intuition and Discipline: Painting Show and Sale at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

Quadra Island artists, Nanci Cook and Perrin Sparks present "Intuition and Dicipline" April 9-21 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in downtown Comox, highlighting the diversity in approaches to their art. Perri  initiates much of her work with the discipline of a medical  illustrator, while Nanci responds to her subject matter more impressionistically, yet their paintings viewed together portray a delightful, exhibit of subject, style, and personality. The gallery is open Tuesdays-Sundays but please stop by and meet the artists Saturday April 13 11 AM- 3:30 PM, and Sunday April 21, 1-3:30 PM.  Perri will demonstrate some techniques with  20-min portrait sketches for $43 each--drop in or call ahead to schedule a slot with her on the 13th or the 21st.

New Gallery Website

Finally I found the time to put my paintings on a dedicated web site. I haven't put in prices yet but if you are interested, let me know. If the original is not available, we can have a print made or commission a new painting with the other in mind! is the new address!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Here are my latest paintings--finally finished! 
"Heritage Grapes" 24"x30" acrylic on canvas.

I painted this from a photo I took at Haig-Brown House in Campbell River last August. I used to have a grape growing in my bathroom so I connected with it right away. So ripe and luscious! 

"A Day for Adventure" 24"x36" acrylic on linen

The figures in this painting are modeled after my chiropractor's kids. I started with their photo and my experience of our local beaches to create the scene for them to explore. I might work on this one just a little bit more before he takes it home!

 "Poppies in the Wind" acrylic on canvas, framed, 24x36"

This one is just for fun!--and thinking of sunnier, warmer days...

Let me know what you think-I am curious.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy 2013! Starting out with a Few Resolutions

I have been working on my computer a lot so lost the rhythm in the painting studio. My resolution is to paint every day and to work on some new approaches--change is good and I always want to keep learning and getting better.

I recently purchased some Pan Pastels ( and will be figure drawing again, experimenting with the new medium.

Deadlines coming up for some shows so it is time to paint!

 Eggs for Breakfast

Broke the Yolk!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Fair CR Judo Club

See Cigar Box Guitars by Tracy Tomlinson
 and beautiful Amber and Sterling Silver Jewelry
at the Campbell River Judo Christmas Craft Fair

450B Merecroft Street, Campbell River, BC
In the Campbell River Judo Facility
Saturday, November 17th; 9am to 5pm
Sunday, November 18th; 11am to 4 pm

"All Things Handmade"

Everyone is welcome, bring your family and friends
Free Admission - One Level - Ample Parking

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paintings Finished!

Carl'sView, RebeccaSpit  48x24"  acrylic on canvas

GardenArbour  16 x 12" acrylic on canvas board

Monday, August 6, 2012

See my paintings at Originals Only this weekend August11-12

If you are in range of Comox BC this weekend you can stop by and say hi to me--I will be there!

Here are a couple of my new paintings that you will see there!
Quadra Driftwood, Rebecca Spit

Backyard Blues

Monday, May 7, 2012

I started this one last July on site during the Comox Valley Music Festival
"Music Fest Capturing the Spirit"
48" x 24"
acrylic on canvas
Now for a new mind!
Fish Reflections
acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring Daffodils

My Daily Painting for  Today!
Acrylic on canvas
The figure is a hand-built vase, in white stoneware that I made a long time ago!