Painted Stories is a rich and welcoming space for storytelling through hand-crafted images. Our spaces are part of our history and are filled with rich experiences of light, sound, weather, and memories of moments shared and people loved. Experiencing these places recreated in a painting not only captures a moment in time, it brings back a flood of associated feelings. Making art about these personal stories is deeply fulfilling – both in the act of creating and in the feelings the finished art can bring back.
Painted Stories is also a community for makers & creatives. In addition to my paintings, I share my experiences and learnings to help others feel inspired, motivated, and accompanied as they pursue their creative work – whatever form it may take.
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A stack of my daily paintings.
Two friends walking home at the end of the day. Late afternoon sunlight filling the air behind them. Gouache.
Dried tansy flowers and my dye pot awaiting the next dye session. Gouache.
The spires of the Ottawa Basilica reaching upward in a cold winter night sky, frosty trees in the foreground. Gouache.
A hidden street I often walked on my way to the library with the lights of the city in the distance. Gouache.
Montréal house on a rainy day. Watercolour, pen and gouache.
The laneway behind our Montreal home on a wintery afternoon. Gouache.
Painting of our kitchen in the middle of the day. Gouache.
A walk after a big snowfall, Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal. Gouache.
Colourful Montréal triplexes in the snow. Watercolour, pen and gouache.
Plants on the windowsill in our living room on an overcast fall day. Gouache.
Memory of a late night walk, Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal. Gouache.
Light falling on fresh snow and trees in Parc Laurier, Montreal. Gouache.
Snow falling outside the window with the silhouette of Mont Royal visible in the distance. Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal. Gouache.
Memories of Musca Fruit Store, Ottawa. Watercolour.
Parc La Fontaine, Montreal, in the early spring rains. This was one of my favourite places to walk when I lived in the city. Gouache.