New session begins next week :O)

The last 6 week session before summer break begins next week. ¬†We will be having Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday classes. Graphite and color pencil will be on Wednesday and watercolor on Thursdays…with¬†a bit of everything on Saturday :O) ¬†Cost and all details are listed in “Classes”. ¬†Please email me and let me know which day you will be attending. ¬†

I will be offering a few workshops in June and will be listing them soon.

Looking forward to seeing you all ūüôā


Recent painting of Andrew’s shop

Back to the farm :O)

Kitchawan is beckoning. We¬†will be going¬†to the farm on Wednesday mornings this summer from July¬†22nd thru August 26th, meeting¬†from 9:30-12:30.¬†That gives us 6 lovely weeks of drawing at the farm ūüôā ¬† This year I will be offering accordion books.¬† Please let me know if you want one and I will have it made up for you. Accordion books will be $10.00. We will discuss possible ways to create a story through page layouts and how to have a finished book of your summer at the farm. ¬†You are welcome to make your own accordion book or draw in your journals or sketch pads… always the goal is to enjoy yourselves. ¬†Choose your own medium….micron pens, watercolor, color pencils, pastels whatever you enjoy.

Cost will be $75.00 for six classes or $15.00 individual classes (pay as you go).

Contact me at if you want an accordion book for you or if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there ūüôā


New Summer Class

Watercolor Color Pencil class will be offered from June 10th to July 15th on Wednesday mornings from 10am-1pm. ¬†We will explore the possibilities and fun in using water soluble color pencils (Caran D’ash, Derwent, Faber Castell). ¬†You will need Watercolor pencils and 140lb hot press watercolor paper. ¬†A minimum of 5 people enrolled in class is ¬†necessary for the class to run. ¬†Should be fun :0)

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Watercolor pencils to choose from...

Watercolor pencils to choose from…

New Fall Schedule

The Fall Schedule is now ready in the “Classes” section above :O) ¬†We will return to Pound Ridge Nature Reserve from the end of September until Christmas week. ¬†Weekday classes will be from 1-4pm and the Saturday classes will be from 10am-1pm.

Summer isn’t over yet and we are looking forward to two more visits to the farm. ¬†The last farm visits will be on¬†August 6th and August 27th.

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New Facebook page – Sharing Botanicals :o)

I have started a new Facebook group page for my classes. ¬†Many of you have asked for a place to share you work and be able to ask questions when you feel stuck between sessions. ¬†So I’m going to try the Facebook forum and see how it goes. ¬†It is for student’s in my classes only….it is a place to share with me and with fellow classmates between classes. ¬†So for those of you who are on Facebook search for the group page “Sharing Botanicals”and join us. ¬†I will visit the site frequently and try to help out with helpful hints and tips. ¬†You can also enjoy each other’s work and questions. ¬†Have fun and be inspired.

I will also be share things I am working on during the summer break and beyond :0)  I will still continue to post all updates on my website as well.

Those of you who are already on Facebook I took the liberty of inviting you into the group….you can delete your invitation if you don’t want to be part of the group…no worries :0)

I hope the rains have finally ended……phew…..what week!

I am working on a giant strawberry inspired by a website I think you will all enjoy!¬†¬†it is by a talented botanical artists Anna Mason. ¬†She has many wonderful videos on technique…enjoy ūüôā

Here’s my first attempt at a video….a little shaky and blurry but fun!¬†

Botanical Art Show and Plant Sale this weekend!

The Botanical Art Show will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-3:30. ¬†The Annual Plant Sale will be this Saturday….lots of lovely plants for your gardens :O)

Very proud of all my students and the work they have contributed to the Spring Art Show….hope you get a chance to come and see!


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Crocuses!!!! a sign of Spring :O)

Spring Art Show!  All works chosen for the Spring Art Show must be submitted the first week of May :O)  Works should be framed in neutral frames with light matts and wire for hanging, no bracket hangers.  Please include a label on the back of each piece with name of subject, medium and cost or NFS (not for sale).  The show will be the weekend of the plant sale May 16th, 17th and 18th.  I will have sign up sheets in class for the Plant Show Sneak Preview on Friday evening and the show on Saturday and Sunday from 11-3:30.  Looking so forward to Spring!!!!

First crocuses of Spring,,

First crocuses of Spring,,


News¬†¬Ľ¬†Natural Science Illustration: Painting a Bumble bee January 31st 2014 ‚Äď Lizzie Harper Illustration ¬¶ Botanical Illustration & Scientific Illustration by Lizzie Harper

Lizzie Harper has shared a beautiful example of her process in painting a lovely fuzzy bumble bee.  When you go to this link click on the first link on her page to access the drawings….enjoy!

News¬†¬Ľ¬†Natural Science Illustration: Painting a Bumble bee January 31st 2014 ‚Äď Lizzie Harper Illustration ¬¶ Botanical Illustration & Scientific Illustration by Lizzie Harper.

My family ‚ô°

Andrew, Ben, Devy and I had a wonderful time at The Cape. ¬†The weather was beautiful and the beaches were pure heaven. ¬†I can still hear the surf…

Not for reproduction ¬ģ Laura Gould

Not for reproduction © Laura Gould

Don’t forget the Fall festivities at Kitchawan Farm this Saturday from 4-8pm….everyone is welcome!

The art from the summer workshop will be on display for all to enjoy. ¬†There will be plants for sale, local crafts, food and music. ¬†It is suppose to be a beautiful afternoon…..come and enjoy :O)