Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Hélène Stéfanica, ceramist

My sister Hélène has a great interview on YouTube about her ceramics.
Hélène shows some of the techniques she uses in her artwork. The interview is in French.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Daylily sale this Saturday

My husband Charles will sell daylilies from the garden (bare root) 
this Saturday July 27th from 10 am to 4 pm
 Enjoy a walk through the garden and visit the art studio while you are here
Birdhouses for sale as well

2376 Church Street,  North Gower, Ontario

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Summer in the garden

My husband Charles' garden.
Yellows, pinks, apricots, reds...So many colours in the garden right now!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Ancient Greece art camp

Some of the artwork created  by my talented students during the "Ancient Greece" visual art camp last week.
Age 7 to 13
I have very few spaces available for the "China and Chinese Empire" visual art camp in August.
Click on the above link to register and see details.

Pegasus and Poseidon (clay)

Amphora turned into a person

Final Project
Painting inspired by the dolphin mural of Knossos or by Greek Mythology

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


My youngest son Nicolas who is 16 years old entered a remix competition. 
Please take the time to listen to his music and vote for him!


To vote you just have to sign up for an account with Beatport (if you don't have one) which take 2 minutes to do

Mon fils Nicolas agé de 16ans participe à un concours de remix.
Prenez le temps d'écouter sa musique et votez pour lui!


Pour voter, si vous n'avez pas de compte avec Beatport, vous devez en ouvrir un ce qui prend quelques minutes à faire. (sign up for an account en haut à droite de l'écran sur Beatport)

Merci d'avance pour vos encouragements

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bastille day

C'est la fête nationale en France. Coming from France (I was born and raised in Chartres) I always think about my friends and family in France especially today.

Below one of my first painting: "14 juillet"
Gouache 1992

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Ancient Greece, July summer visual art camp

Seventeen delightful students are attending the Ancient Greece visual art camp I'm offering at the studio until tomorrow.
Morning class working on the final project

Afternoon class painting with gouache

Students learned about printing techniques and Greek design for amphora:
· Creating the design inspired by Greek amphora pictures.
· Transferring the design on a foam board
· Applying the ink with a rubber brayer
· Printing on paper using a rubbing stick

Clay relief technique: Poseidon and Pegasus

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Book illustration painting #3

Close up for illustration #3 for Stanley's story.  The background for the sky was painted in rust orange colour first. The painting is almost completed....