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Boarding House Arts. 6 Dublin St. Guelph, ON

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November 27, 2018

Young Nuns 1991 - acrylic on canvas - 22 x 28”.

I could also title the painting “Mother of Perpetual Help and Marilyn Monroe”. Let me tell you why. Back in the early 60”s, I was a nun in the Novitiate at Mount St. Joseph in London, Ont. The Novitiate was a two-year trai...

September 30, 2018

September ll, 1983  oil on prepared masonite, 48" x 60".


This painting was created while I lived in Caledon. In it you will notice a 3 quart crock into which local sunflowers are placed. The background includes details from an old schoolhouse window and wainscoting fro...

June 9, 2018

The Last Bow - 1981 - oil on Masonite, 36” x 48”

This painting of two peonies bending down to the earth, makes me think of two dancers , taking their final bow on stage, after a brilliant performance. Peonies have such a large floral head that often the narrow stem is n...

March 4, 2018

An Old English Harp II - 1980 - Oil on Masonite - 6-" x 48"

This painting captures the beauty and elegance of an antique harp, that the Loretto Sisters displayed in the Rose Parlour at their motherhouse - "The Abbey", located in north Toronto. I was a Visual Arts Teache...

January 3, 2018

Winter - 2009 - oil on canvas - 36" x 48"

Once again, I am choosing "Winter" as my choice for January 2018. The clear winter's dawn is beautiful in it's clarity and stillness and the thin, crisp branches of the Hawthorn Tree cut the cold winter's sky. This painting see...

December 3, 2017

“Tarten” 2017 - detail - watercolour - 30" x 22"

May special joy flow into your hearts this Christmas Season. 

                                                                             - Lyn...

September 30, 2017

Choral - 2017 - watercolour - 30" x 22"

This watercolour resulted from listening to and falling in love with Marianne Trudel's improvisational composition Choral. In the music she attacks the piano with deep bass notes (the three dark strokes - bottom right) while...

July 18, 2017

Sea Sounds - 2017 - watercolour - 30" x 22"

When I was listening to some improv music, I began thinking of the sea. The yellow line across could be the horizon, with the sky above and the water below. There are arcs of blue in the sky and some rocks in the waves be...

March 26, 2017

Vivaldi's Peony - 1987 - oil on panel - 48" x 48"

When I painted this big Peony flower I was listening to Vivaldi's music. His music captured the joy and whimsy that helped me use rhymic strokes and bright colours to create this painting.
 

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January 8, 2017

Winter - 2009 - oil on canvas - 36" x 48"

This Hawthorn Tree, located on Escarpment Sideroad in Caledon, has always been my favourite. I have visited it in every season, but in a clear winter's dawn, it's delicate branching and beauty is evident. A detailed pencil draw...

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