how to purchase a postcard:

Each postcard drawing is: $28.00

1. Scroll through the postcards until you find one you like.

2. Click on the ‘interested!’ button. This will send me an email letting me know that         you are interested in purchasing a particular card.

3. I will email you back to confirm whether the selected postcard is still available.          *please note that these cards are on a, 'first come, first serve basis'. 

 

Paying for your purchase:

 

1. Once you have confirmation that the postcard is available for purchase, sending         payment is easy. I accept payment via Paypal or Interac or Etransfer.

2. Upon receipt of payment, I will confirm that your order has been completed. 

3. All I need from you at this point is, your mailing address. Within a short time, your       postcard drawing will appear in your mailbox!

 

Once you receive the envelope:

 

Open it. Frame. Hang it. Enjoy it.​

work table

'work table'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

WORK TABLE: This table used to belong to one of my most favourite relatives, my grandfather. He used it to design a motel that was built in my hometown of Guelph and to write a book, among other things. When I was really little, my aunt and her best friend would put me on top of this table and perform ‘surgeries’. I recall once, they used my grandfather’s wood t-square to cut me open to take my heart out.(Her best friend later became the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario….thanks to practice on me!) This table is over sixty years old and I would not part with this for anything. 

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'wood t-square'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

WOOD T-SQUARE:  Once belonged to my grandfather.

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'studio mug'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

STUDIO MUG:  Inspirational, in every way.

'a tube of paint'

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pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

TUBE OF PAINT:  Used this colour many times, in many different paintings. 

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'stapler'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

STAPLER:  It's vintage, but does the job.

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'studio clock'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

STUDIO CLOCK:  This clock used to hang in a math class in a school named after a Canadian artist. Now it tells me the time here in the studio. (Yes, it has fallen off the wall a couple of times.)

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'smock'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

SMOCK:  While in Paris, Joel surprised me with this smock, which is a replica of what artists wore in the 19th century. I was standing outside the Sennelier art store on the Left Bank, when he presented me with this gift. I cried with so much happiness. 

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'pencil crayons'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

PENCIL CRAYONS:  I used this medium to create many things. For example: ‘Heads and Tales: A Collection of Animal Stories volume 1’.

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'palette knife'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

PALETTE KNIFE:  One of many.

'paint box'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

PAINT BOX:  This box has travelled with me on several road trips (Newfoundland, Atlantic provinces, New Mexico, to name a few) I fill it with paints and supplies needed to paint ‘en plein air’ or in a temporary studio.

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'pigment and palette knife'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

PIGMENT AND PALETTE KNIFE:  During a trip to Firezne a couple of years ago with my friend Liz, we stopped in Zecchi, a local art supply store. While shopping, I channelled my inner Artemisia Gentileschi and purchased this jar of pigment and palette knife. Long reign Women Artists!

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'medium palette'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

MEDUIM PALETTE: One of several. It has been in use in the studio for thirty years.

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'pencil and eraser'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

PENCIL AND ERASER:  Essentials in the studio. Used for all the drawings for, ‘The Postcard Project’.

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'radio'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

RADIO: This was found sitting out on a curb on Roncesvalles over thirty years ago, when I lived in the studio building over on Dundas West.  I brought it back to the studio and was excited to find that it worked. Long nights were spent at my work desk listening to a station from Germany that played classical music. 

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'easel'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

EASEL: Where dreams become reality.

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'linoleum cutter'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

LINOLEUM CUTTER: One of many I use for printmaking.

'mahl stick'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

MAHL STICK: I made this stick years ago and used it on most every painting I have created.

'fan brush'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

FAN BRUSH: Every studio needs a 'fan'.

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'mixing bottle and linseed oil'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

MIXING BOTTLE AND LINSEED OIL: One of the solvents needed for painting and the bottle I use to mix up various formulas.

'dipper'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

DIPPER:  One of many dippers I have to hold solvents.

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'chair'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

CHAIR:  The chair that I use while sitting at my work table. 

'ink and brayer'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

INK AND BRAYER:  Tools needed for printmaking.

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'brayer'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

BRAYER:  I have owned this brayer for over thirty years. At one time, printmaking was all I could afford to produce. I used any scraps of paper or wood to make prints are or carve into. 

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'canvas pliers'

pencil on 6" x 4" postcard

CANVAS PLIERS:  These came to me as a gift from a former landlord. One day while having a conversation with him, he noticed that the knuckles on my right hand were worn down and bloodied. He asked me how that happened, I explained that I was stretching a large canvas.  I went on to explain how you go about doing this; using one hand to pull the canvas tightly over the stretcher bars, while the other hand stapled it down to the frame. The next day when I returned to my studio after walking my dog Dylan, there was a bag containing these pliers hanging on my doorknob.

'drawing table'

pencil on 4" x 6" postcard

DRAWING TABLE: Once belonged to my friend, Dennis. Now I use for drawing only. The hockey stick is attached to the side to enable me to fasten a light to it for added brightness while working and making this table a 'quintessentially' Canadian piece of studio furniture. 

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