Originals

Here are all of my original oil and acrylic paintings, along with a collection of original drawings that I lovingly created in my Muskoka Studio in Ontario, Canada.
just breathe
just breathe
just breathe

just breathe

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6x6" acrylic on gallery wrapped 1" canvas

The scent of earth, grass, and flowers underfoot, wide-open spaces, quiet and free. 

A little reminder to savour the little things in life that are truly the fundamentals of life.

 

 

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trust in you
trust in you
trust in you

trust in you

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24x30" Oil painting on canvas

 

be still

and hear the voice within 

wisdom unearthed

and liberated to trust in you

 

Inspired by the beautiful Aysegul, an advocate for living in the present moment so that we can truly experience being alive, wild and free.  

https://www.sunflowertribe.com/about-aysegul/

 


 

 

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Tree and landscape oil painting on canvas in blue, white, pink and green colors
and bloom
and bloom

and bloom

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The crooked trees are the ones that always catch my eye.  

They grow in unexpected ways but always towards the sun.  You can tell that their growth journey hasn't always been easy by the strange directions some of the branches have taken.  But that's what makes them interesting and beautiful.  The imperfections, the uniqueness.  

It wasn't lost on me the metaphors that could be made between trees and us as humans.  I think that even when we face adversities and still forge on, that is when we become most beautiful.  Our crookedness - ever reaching for the sun and refusing to stop blooming makes us who we are.  This tree now has spring buds and I pass it most days when I drive my son to school, but I snapped this photo back in late winter because the crooked branches spoke to me in their "perfect, imperfection".  My apologies for the cheesy song reference... but I do think he's onto something.

11x14" oil on 1" Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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bright tree art inspired by Muskoka landscapes hangs on a wall

"believe" - A Muskoka landscape oil painting on canvas

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The trees in the small Ontario town that I live in must learn to thrive throughout all four of our Canadian seasons from subzero to heatwaves, and everything in between.  I'm in awe of their resilience, and how they can grow to tower above my head on my morning walks.

There is something about their gentle presence that reminds me to stay resilient and not give up, and it is my wish that these colourful Muskoka tree paintings do the same for you.

11x14" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

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"the little things" - a floral oil painting on canvas
"the little things" - a floral oil painting on canvas
"the little things" - a floral oil painting on canvas
"the little things" - a floral oil painting on canvas

"the little things" - a floral oil painting on canvas

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It is the little things that seem to make up the best parts of our days.  Moments with family, warm sunny spots, cozy times with a pet, tiny flowers.  I am trying to remind myself to cherish those seemingly little things that add up to be the real and truly important things in my day-to-day life.

I created this piece with these thoughts in mind and I hope that they bring to mind your "little things" that are actually the important things.

18x24" Oil on  1 1/2" gallery wrapped Canvas

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"as we grow" - a portrait and floral oil painting on canvas
"as we grow" - a portrait and floral oil painting on canvas

"as we grow" - a portrait and floral oil painting on canvas

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This cheerful portrait painting was created as an inspiration to lean into the times of inner growth that we face in our lives.

Creams, golds, and greens mix with subtle pink and blue florals. 

The beautiful model for this piece is an Inspirational Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Founder of Anita by Design, Anita Morris.  You can find her videos, book, and community in the links below.

This piece is not for sale, but rather being donated to "Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie".  The good news is that you can still order a print of the floral patterns of this painting with all profits from the sale of the print being donated to Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie, a charity that supports women and non-binary individuals at critical life transitions of employment or re-employmentSee the print here

https://www.anitabydesign.com/

https://www.instagram.com/anitabydesign/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc3bcyZ9Q4HGODXAbL3fGMQ

https://www.amazon.com/STEP-Into-Overcoming-Trials-Purpose/dp/1736502905/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2N851VBA3S8K0&dchild=1&keywords=step+into+it+anita+morris&qid=1615530104&sprefix=STEP+INTO+IT%2Caps%2C228&sr=8-1

Read more about Dress For Success here 

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"this is my tribe" - a muskoka landscape oil painting
"this is my tribe" - a muskoka landscape oil painting

"this is my tribe" - a muskoka landscape oil painting

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14x18" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This group of trees "speaks" to me as I drive through my little town in Muskoka, Ontario every morning.  Each tree is growing slightly differently, but still supporting each other, and reminds me of a sisterhood or tribe.

Let this painting remind you of your time in nature and your "tribe".

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"you are enough"

"you are enough"

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18x24"

oil on gallery wrapped canvas

I know that many times, we as women struggle to embrace ourselves and every part of our journey.  This painting is a reminder that it is okay to embrace ourselves fully in every part of our lives.  

Read the full blog post about the inspiring woman behind this piece here

Model Char Blair, instagram.com/art_of_healthy_aging

 

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"just as you are" a floral oil painting on canvas

"just as you are" a floral oil painting on canvas

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8x8" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Each piece in the Exhale Collection was created with the intention to speak of the places where we heal.  Inside of ourselves, in nature, and in the simple beauty of the everyday.

"just as you are" was created to remind us to embrace ourselves exactly how we beautifully are.

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"it's always been you" - a vibrant tiny painting on canvas

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A sweet reminder of your care.  Two spring birds rest on budding spring branches in the morning sunlight.

6"x6" Acrylic on 1" depth gallery style canvas.

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"this is us" - a fun, colorful painting on canvas

"this is us" - a fun, colorful painting on canvas

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Turquoise and green jewel tones capture the sweet songs of these two cuties.

6"x6" Acrylic on 1" depth gallery style canvas.

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"feels like home to me" - a small colorful painting on canvas

"feels like home to me" - a small colorful painting on canvas

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Let your special someone know just how much you care with these two spring lovebirds, nestled among budding branches and blue skies.

6"x6" Acrylic on 1"depth gallery style canvas.

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"best of friends" - a small colorful painting on canvas

"best of friends" - a small colorful painting on canvas

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Subtle yellows and creams compliment bright spring birds for a sweet taste of spring.

6"x6" Acrylic on 1" depth gallery style canvas.

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"crazy little thing called love" - a small bright painting on canvas

"crazy little thing called love" - a small bright painting on canvas

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Bird songs will soon fill the air, but until then you can welcome spring with this bright yellow and blue painting and sweet songbirds.

 

6"x6" Acrylic on 1" depth gallery style canvas

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"you will always be my everything" - a small and colorful canvas painting

"you will always be my everything" - a small and colorful canvas painting

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Vibrant oranges, yellows, and pinks so that there will always be a little love and a little spring in your home!

6"x6" Acrylic on 1" depth canvas.

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oil painting of a beautiful mature woman with silver hair.
Detail of portrait painting seen from the side
Portrait art on wall of a beautiful woman with gray hair

"Grace" - Oil Painting on Canvas

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This painting was created to remind us that we are all worthy of love. 

She embraces her silver hair as a glorious crown.  The lines around her eyes and lips tell the story of her life's journey thus far.

I painted this piece because I believe that if we can all feel that we are important, that our feelings matter, and that we can make a difference - then that is when age, gender, status, ethnicity, or the state of our body, become irrelevant.

We are worthy of love because we exist - and we are beautiful!

 Details:  16x16" Oil Painting on Canvas (1 1/2" deep)

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"Roots" - Oil Painting on Canvas
"Roots" - Oil Painting on Canvas
"Roots" - Oil Painting on Canvas

"Roots" - Oil Painting on Canvas

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"Roots" was inspired by searching for fundamental qualities that help us to grow and reach contentment. She portrays a strength of character built from lessons learned from life. My desire is that she will inspire women to find their core beliefs and continue to grow in self-confidence.

Roots" was painted to portray a strength of character built from lessons learned from life. My desire is that she will inspire women to find their core beliefs and continue to grow in self-confidence.

Details:  16x16" Oil Painting on Gallery Style Canvas (1 1/2" depth)

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Valor

Valor

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True north found...
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Anne's Whisper - A White Ink, Pencil, and White Charcoal drawing

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I was afraid when I first saw the lines settling into my skin.

Now I have learned that these are the beauty marks of aging gracefully.  As an artist I strive to share through my art, the lessons I have learned in life.   The Queen Anne's lace flower to me symbolizes our silver hairs, well-earned laugh lines and emboldened sense of self.

May these lines and silver hairs bring with them strength, wisdom and an ability to love ourselves as we are.

Flowers growing at the edge of my yard were stamped with ink and delicately pressed into the toned paper making this drawing extra special.

Thus the name "Anne's Whisper".

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Pencil and white ink on toned paper, in a soft white mat.
This drawing ships flat, and is ready for your 8x10" frame.

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Mat dimensions: Inside opening 4½ x 6½" - Outside edges 8x10"
Each drawing is finished with a protective art spray, however for added protection I recommend that you use a frame with glass to protect the delicate quality of this artwork. Anne's Whisper will ship flat, wrapped with care in a compostable mailer so you can feel good about your purchase!
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Ambrosia - A Pencil and Charcoal Drawing
Ambrosia - A Pencil and Charcoal Drawing
Ambrosia - A Pencil and Charcoal Drawing
Ambrosia - A Pencil and Charcoal Drawing

Ambrosia - A Pencil and Charcoal Drawing

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White flowers, symbolic of silver hair and the journey to self-love.
  Created to inspire women to live agelessly, and beautifully.
 Inspiration from the gorgeous Char Blair.
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Pencil and white ink on toned paper, in a soft white mat.
This drawing ships flat, and is ready for your 8x10" frame.

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Mat dimensions: Inside opening 4½ x 6½" - Outside edges 8x10"
Each drawing is finished with a protective art spray, however for added protection I recommend that you use a frame with glass to protect the delicate quality of this artwork. Ambrosia will ship flat, wrapped with care in a compostable mailer so you can feel good about your purchase!
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Anne's Lace I - A pencil and white ink drawing

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Queen Anne's lace grows free and wild among the other wildflowers in my yard.  I often go for walks down in the flower patch by the tiny creek, soaking up the summer sun, and enjoying her simple elegance.
I use this elegant yet bold flower in this drawing, as a symbol of the grace and strength that we acquire as we grow wiser in years.  Our silver hairs like our crown, the lines on our skin well-deserved.  They tell the stories of where we've been, whom we've loved and whisper hints of who we are still becoming.   
Simple lines create a bold yet peaceful silhouette with a crown of Queen Anne's Lace.
Inspired by the gorgeous Aysegül Uçar.

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Pencil and white ink on toned paper, in a soft white mat.
This drawing ships flat, and is ready for your 8x10" frame.

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Inside mat dimension 4 1/2 x 6 1/2".   Outside mat dimension 8x10"
She has been finished with protective art spray, however for added protection I recommend that you use a frame with glass to protect the delicate quality of this artwork.  Anne's Lace I will ship flat, wrapped with care and in a compostable mailer, so you can feel good about your purchase!
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Anne's Lace II - A Pencil and White ink Drawing

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Celebrating our journey as women, from navigating relationships, careers, motherhood, and empty nests, to finding ourselves again and learning to love who we are and who we are becoming.
 It is a journey!
These delicate drawings honor all of the experiences good and bad, because they have taught us to listen to our inner voice, trust our intuition, and value ourselves - imperfections and all.
I chose white flowers to adorn the women in this collection as a symbol of strength and beauty.
    Whether we decide to show off our white or silver hairs or cover them up, we can be proud of them.  They are part of us and they remind us that we are worthy, strong, wise and more beautiful than ever.
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Pencil and white ink on toned paper, in a soft white mat.
This drawing ships flat, and is ready for your 8x10" frame.

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Mat dimensions: Inside opening 4½ x 6½" - Outside edges 8x10"
Each drawing is finished with a protective art spray, however for added protection I recommend that you use a frame with glass to protect the delicate quality of this artwork. Anne's Lace II will ship flat, wrapped with care in a compostable mailer so you can feel good about your purchase!
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Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

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Our silver hairs like our crown, the lines on our skin well-deserved.
They tell the stories of where we've been, whom we've loved and whisper hints of who we are still becoming.
White cherry blossoms represent our journey, and the strength, wisdom and beauty we have gleaned from our experiences.
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Pencil and white ink on toned paper, in a soft white mat.
This drawing ships flat, and is ready for your 8x10" frame.

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Mat dimensions: Inside opening 4½ x 6½" - Outside edges 8x10"
Each drawing is finished with a protective art spray, however for added protection I recommend that you use a frame with glass to protect the delicate quality of this artwork. Cherry Blossom will ship flat, wrapped with care in a compostable mailer so you can feel good about your purchase!
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Cosmos
Cosmos
Cosmos
Cosmos

Cosmos

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I chose white flowers to adorn the women in this collection as a symbol of strength and beauty and our journey to self-love.
  Created to inspire women to live agelessly, and beautifully.
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Pencil and white ink on toned paper, in a soft white mat.
This drawing ships flat, and is ready for your 8x10" frame.

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Mat dimensions: Inside opening 4½ x 6½" - Outside edges 8x10"
Each drawing is finished with a protective art spray, however for added protection I recommend that you use a frame with glass to protect the delicate quality of this artwork. Cosmos will ship flat, wrapped with care in a compostable mailer so you can feel good about your purchase!
Ask me about gift wrapping and messaging if this artwork is a gift for a special someone.
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