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Thanksgiving Tour 2014 this weekend!!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Well it’s that time of year again, Gabriola Thanksgiving Tour is upon us!! As I busily prepare my studio for the hundreds of visitors that will come to our island, I find myself laughing a little as my newest creations hit the studio walls! I think this might be the very best studio tour yet!! Come out and see my newest creations, new books, prints and whatever else I have going on in my studio!! Soooooo much to see!
Studio Tour Hours 10am to 4pm
948 Canso Road, Gabriola island! BC

ABSea takes shape!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

This weekend, ABSea will officially take shape as International Sand Sculpture artist creates a one of a kind sand sculpture from the pages of my new book! Craig Mutch will be re-creating a scene from ABSEa- A Deepsea Symphony and putting it to sand.

As part of the Nanaimo Library’s new branch location celebration, the sculpture will make it’s home at Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Mall for the entire summer! As well, I will be reading from my book on Saturday July 5th between 11am and 1pm… come out and join the fun and to help celebrate summer with the Nanaimo Library and me!!

School Tours A-Plenty!!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

So many schools so little time!! Spring is in the air (minus all the snow) and I am getting geared up to begin some very exciting tours over the next few months. From a week long tour of the Okanagan to some of my favourite schools (can you believe it’s been four years since my last tour of Kelowna!) all the way to Calgary/Edmonton and back to Vancouver and finally Vancouver island. As A,B,Sea celebrates it’s 6th month on book shelves I am thrilled to share this new book with children far and wide! As well, I have TWO new books in the works…..two more covers for Sam’s Top Secret Journal and a ton of other new stuff!! So keep checking back because there is sooooo much to see!!

A,B,Sea – A Deep-Sea Symphony is HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Just in time for this year’s Thanksgiving Tour…A,B,Sea – A Deep-Sea Symphony has finally arrived!! Still smokin hot off the press, this book has yet to see the light of day. So whether you are able to stop by my studio this weekend on lovely Gabriola Island or want to saunter down to your local bookstore or plan to order a book from me directly…just make sure to get yourself a copy! This book has it all….sea creatures, musical instruments, rhymes, funny pictures, seek and find…you name it!! If you would like to order a copy please email me directly at or you can order directly on my website under the books section.



Gertie Bus…Here I Come!!!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Well, word on the street is that my illustration has been chosen to adorn the big yellow GERTIE bus of Gabriola! I am thrilled and excited to be a part of ¬†GERTIE and it’s transformation. I have worked very hard to ensure all aspects of Gabriola lifestyle have been reflected in the artwork and hope it will bring a smile to faces whenever GERTIE passes by!

A,B,Sea…sailing off to the printers!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

A,B,Sea – A Deepsea Symphony is now going to press! I am most excited today as this means that in a very short while my newest book (which isn’t really new to me seeing as how I seem to have been working on it for what seems an eternity) will be ready to share with everyone! I anticipate doing a complete launch for my Thanksgiving Tour this year with originals and books for sale…so watch my calendar through the coming months! And rather than spoil the surprise with an actual image of the cover of the book, I am sharing my author photo from the jacket cover…just simply because it’s my favourite author photo of all time!!


Congratulations to all the BC Book Prize Nominees

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

It was such a thrill to be on the judging panel this year for the Christie Harris Picture Book Category. So many wonderful books to choose from and such a talented group of creators  have now made the shortlist. So a big congratulations to all nominees in all of the book categories. I look forward to meeting some of you at this years Gala on May 4th.

Thank you for the Grant Support!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Well I am very excited to announce that I have received grant support to work on and complete my new book titled Sunday Morning. This is the first book I have developed using my new clay tech ique and I am thrilled beyond belief to have the financial support to see this project through to completion. I look forward to sharing the work in progress over the next many months and discussing it as I develop and create the final pieces. Stay tuned……

Great day at Gabriola Elementary

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A BIG thank you to Gabriola Elementary for inviting me to take part in their grade 6/7 writing program, led by children’s author Joelle Anthony and teacher, Miss Peacock. The group was enthusiastic and had developed some really interesting story ideas….from novels to graphic novels and even picture books….it was so nice to see the range of ideas. I look forward to hearing from all the great book ideas at their book launch in March!

Creator in Residence

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

So my Creator in Residence position begins and I am busily going through the portfolios. Some wonderful work has been submitted and I am looking forward to working with and mentoring 12 illustrators from across Canada. What an exciting opportunity this is and I am so grateful to CANSCAIP for developing this wonderful new program. In case you missed my original notification, I have been selected as CANSCAIP’s first Creator in Residence which will allow me the opportunity to work with 12 illustrators from across the country. Stay tuned……..