Passing through…Rwanda

PASSING THROUGH Please join me on Opening Night Thursday, January 11th 6 -7:30 PM to enjoy photographs, piano music by Duncan Cooper, and birthday cake! Join me on Saturday January 20th 2-4 pm to learn more about… Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda and other places I’ve had the pleasure of passing through. Sneak preview of photographs starts Thursday,…

Passing through

Please join me on Opening Night Thursday, January 11th 6 -7:30 PM to enjoy photographs, piano music by Duncan Cooper, and birthday cake! Sneak preview of photographs starts Thursday, January 4th, 2018.

McLaughlin Gallery Art Auction

RMG Exposed was truly Out of this World. More than $30,000 was raised by 350 enthusiastic patrons at Oshawa’s McLaughlin Gallery who bid generously on 50 photographic images. The highest bid was $3,500 for this photograph by David Bastedo: a hat worn by The Hip’s Gord Downie. I am honored that, for the fourth consecutive…

Saturday afternoon with Duncan Cooper

A crowd of fifty or more enjoyed an afternoon of music by the Duncan Cooper Trio at The Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library. Generously sponsored by Roli Tipper of Tipper Financial.   My personal favorite? Poinciana written by Nat Simon in 1936, adapted from a Cuban folk tune “La canción del árbol” (“The song of the…

Belleville Rotary Club Paul Harris Community Leader Awards Banquet

Dateline: Monday November 20, 2017 Hosted by Sans Souci Restaurant in Beautiful Downtown Belleville, three recipients were recognized for their years of outstanding dedication to help others less fortunate. This year, President Tracy Bray and the Belleville Rotary Club awarded this prestigious honor to Bill Morton, Selina Harley, and Patricia Guernsey whose actions exemplify the…

RMG Exposed 2017, McLaughlin Gallery

466 photographs ~ 40 finalists. Jurors Sarah Burtscher, Olex Wlasenko, and Jennifer Bedford have selected Golden Fields, a photographic memory of my trip to Kalimantan, Indonesia to be one of the 40 selected images for RMG Exposed 2017. This is the fourth year my photographs have been selected for RMG Exposed, a fundraising auction to support…

More of beautiful

Downtown Belleville: Day 8 Cycle on city streets or the TransCanada Trail…enjoy the picturesque Late 18thC Log Cabin relocated and converted to our Chamber of Commerce… Find 19thC Georgian architecture…19thC High Victorian architecture… Stop for lunch, espresso, and a sweet at The Brake Room.  

Golden Fields

The image reminds me of the Florida Everglades but, in fact, was obtained during a longtail boat ride in SE Asia. The man is fishing, poling his slender, low-slung boat along channels through the long grasses. Currently showing at The Parrott Gallery as part of the Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show until October 26,…

Santa Fe Photography Contest

“What I did on my summer vacation”  As we sipped beer on the otherwise dry Maratua Island, one of 31 belonging to Derawan Archipelago, Kalimantan, Indonesia, a group of three young men hurled themselves off the 8-meter high jetty at Maratua Paradise Resort. Wearing his baseball cap the only way I like to see them…

Treadwell Restaurant, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Treadwell Restaurant’s “farm-to-table” concept has been the norm for all great restaurants in Europe for several decades.  Treadwell chefs work with local suppliers and base their menus on  seasonal products of the Niagara Region to showcase the team’s talent and the individuals behind the ingredients. Treadwell’s Sous Chef is our very own Ian VandeGraaf, graduate of Niagara College…

Belleville Art Juried Show

Come one, come all to The Parrott Gallery tonight for the Opening of the Belleville Art Association 50th Annual Juried Show OPENING RECEPTION TODAY October 5, 2017                    Opening party ~Everyone is welcome! ~ 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Closing party  October 26th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Show continues: Thursday, October…