Vintage Blush Peony Bloom

Vintage Blush Peony Bloom

Peonies are probably my favourite flower, and when I saw this one, resting in full bloom on a white picket fence, it had to be captured - it was just too perfect. Giving it a slightly distressed, vintage look makes it even more irresistible.

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Koi Pond - Prosperity

Koi Pond - Prosperity

Three koi come together in their own perfect symmetry, Symbols of prosperity and perseverance and peace.

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Autumn Leaves Submerged

Autumn Leaves Submerged

A bed of fallen leaves covers the mud of the riverbank - dark and mysterious, yet a bit of light gives them jewellike colors.

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Abandoned - No 1 - Red

Abandoned - No 1 - Red

Cast-off props and pieces of theatre life, residing in a local converted factory building that is a centre for art and artists in my hometown.

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Autumn Leaves by Train Trestle

Autumn Leaves by Train Trestle

This piece shows the same old trestle as in an earlier work ("Under the Train Trestle"), but at a different angle and in another season. Then I painted it digitally with selected colours to give it a more surreal look - an imaginary landscape with a story of its own.

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Lacy Sunflower

Lacy Sunflower

Lacy abstract sunflower, summer's brightest bloom. One of my top ten favourite flowers. This photo has become a favourite of mine - taken in 2013 - and I'm always challenging myself to find new ways to transform it.

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Buddha Dreaming

Buddha Dreaming

This little statue inspires me every day - in this gentle light, with a whispy almost-message around him, I hope he inspires you, too. #contemplation

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Autumn on Wellesley Pond

Autumn on Wellesley Pond

Brilliant autumn foliage frames a small-town pond. Photo taken in Wellesley, Ontario at the height of fall colours.

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Arc Reactor

Arc Reactor

Imagine the blazing centre of a primal energy, captured and then abstracted into a mesmerizing form.

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Angry Blue Heron

Angry Blue Heron

Yes, he really was as annoyed as he looks! In addition to me trying to take his picture, he was almost being blown away by the wind. We are lucky to have a population of Blue Herons in my hometown, but they don't always want the attention we like to give them.

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Apple Tree in Summer

Apple Tree in Summer

Small town landscape by the river, with a retro touch to colour and light. This apple tree is beside a bridge not far from where I live, and caught my eye one day on the way home.

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Spirals - An Abstract Fantasy

Spirals - An Abstract Fantasy

A purely random experiment in colour and shapes, using blue and green - two of my favourites. I start out by digitally painting some basic shapes and lines, and then start to explore the possibilities with my imagination and my computer.

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Antique Sunflower

Antique Sunflower

One of my favourite flowers and subjects - this time I've given this sunflower's brightness an antique, oil-painting sort of feel. Rough-textured, but still bright and radiant!

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Aquarium

Aquarium

A home for abstract fishes! You can't see them, though, because they're hiding behind the bubbles. A bit of fun with colour and shapes and imagination.

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Cygnet on the River

Cygnet on the River

A cygnet - less than a year old - floats gracefully on the river, in a beautiful pose that is natural even to a supposed "ugly duckling." One of our town's flock, digitally painted in a romantic, painterly style.

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Autumn's Carpet

Autumn's Carpet

A thick covering of autumn's leaves, painted with abandon over the cooling ground as winter approaches. Taken in Wellesley, Ontario, Canada, during my favourite season.

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Angelic Haze

Angelic Haze

An abstract piece that grew and showed itself to me as I created - I knew I was "done" when I saw the angel. A blessing, unlooked for, unknown.

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Tree Peony

Tree Peony

Whatever the variety, a peony will always be the most beautiful flower to me. This one I found in a friend's garden, and the lighting was perfect, too!

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Riverside Path in Autumn

Riverside Path in Autumn

Beautifully colored by nature, this path is one of my favourite parts of my hometown. I've created a bit of a digital impressionistic touch, making it even more vivid and inviting.

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Folk Art Sunflower

Folk Art Sunflower

One of my favourite flowers and subjects - there is always something new to love about them and create with them. This one was an experiment that turned out to have a happy result!

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Fall Foliage by Pond

Fall Foliage by Pond

A digital watercolor of a small-town pond near where I love, bursting with bright fall foliage.

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Spin

Spin

The dark side of color and light - traces of bright and airy tones layered over deep and mysterious depths of blue and green. As always with my abstracts, I simply begin with basic shapes, digitally painted, and then take them wherever my mood and imagination lead.

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Nebula - Abstract Digital Painting

Nebula - Abstract Digital Painting

An abstract journey that seemed to take on a life of its own as I worked on it - in the end, it reminded me of something colourful from space!. - a new galaxy, or an alien dust storm. What do you see?

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Whimsy

Whimsy

Bright, fun, and playful - that's how the colors and bubbles of this composition make me feel. Another experiment with color, shape, and light that became something more.

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